Wipers in the Winter

Wiper blades that may seem like a pretty mundane topic, but think about how important your vision is: We protect our eyes. If we need contacts or glasses, we take care of them too. And, well, wiper blades are critical to our vision when we drive around the Kelowna area.

We really ought to think about wipers as part of an important safety system. We should think about maintaining safety not just responding when our wiper blades fail: how many times have you been caught off-guard in Kelowna by the first storm of the season with a streaky windshield you can barely see out of? Or with no washer fluid.

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Wiper blades live outside the vehicle, exposed to heat and sun in the Kelowna summer and cold and ice in the Kelowna area winter. It’s no wonder that they get dry, brittle and torn. We recommend changing wiper blades twice a year, before they’re so damaged that they don’t work. If you replace them in one of your spring and fall oil changes, you should always have wiper blades that can get the job done. We live where it rains more so your blades wear out faster, and many of us travel a lot and use our wipers to clean bugs and road grime. If that’s the case, consider a premium grade wiper. There are special wiper material compounds, blade designs, and wiper arms that really improve your vision in adverse conditions. There are even special winter blades that don’t get all clogged up with ice and snow.


At A Plus Automotive, we can also apply a special windshield treatment that repels rain, sleet, and snow as you drive. The increased visibility can improve your driving response time.

When it comes to wiper blades, it’s important to think of it as maintaining this safety component by replacing your blades before they fail. That’ll keep you seeing clearly in all conditions.

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