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Replacement windscreen wiper blades

Author Name – Louise Helsby

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With the recent downpours your windscreen wipers will have become an important feature on your car again. Often we don’t think of these when considering car maintenance but not only are they essential for clearing your windscreen to ensure you have maximum visibility, but they are also one of the areas inspected on an MOT test. Wipers must be in full working order to enable drivers to clearly see any oncoming hazards.

Related: What does an MOT test cover?

 

How often should windscreen wipers be replaced?

Windscreen wipers deteriorate due to exposure to varied weather conditions and general usage. It is recommended that they are replaced every 6-12 months depending on their condition.

How to tell if the wipers need to be replaced?

You will need to consider replacing your wiper blades if you notice that there are streaks on your windscreen when using the wipers, the rubber blades are not in complete contact with the windscreen or they screech when moving across to clear water away. Physical signs include noticeable deterioration of the rubber such as rough edges and cracks or the frames are bent.

Which wiper blades do I need?

Wiper blades unfortunately are not universal and vary in size from 10 to 32 inches. Additionally, the driver side and passenger side wipers may not be the same size, this will depend on the car you are driving. To find out what size you need for your vehicle simply enter your registration details in our wiper fitment tool by clicking here. This will give you a number of options to choose from for passenger, driver and rear wipers supplied by Valeo and fitted by National.

Valeo are one of the leading manufacturers of wiper blades often fitted as OE (original equipment) during vehicle manufacturing. They offer a comprehensive range of front and rear wiper blades to meet customer’s need supplying two of their ranges, Silencio and HydroConnect.

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