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February 3, 2023

4 Red Flags That Should Compel You to Replace Your Wipers

Windshield wipers play a crucial role in keeping drivers safe on the road. They’re there to remove any dirt on the windshield that can obstruct your view of the road ahead while driving — dust, debris, rainwater, and snow.

Unfortunately, as with other car parts, windshield wipers tend to wear out over time, causing more harm than good. That’s why it’s important to know how often they should be replaced.

Ideally, you’ll want to replace your windshield wipers every six to 12 months. It’s crucial to remember though that it will depend on a few factors such as how often you drive, where you live, and the usual distance you cover.

Some vehicle owners inspect their wipers’ condition whenever they change oil, which is a great way of monitoring them. Others replace their wipers in the days or weeks leading up to fall. That way, they ensure that they have a pair of good windshield wipers when the rains start falling.


Signs to Look Out For

While every six to 12 months is the recommended frequency for replacing your windshield wipers, there’s always an exception. They can wear out more quickly than usual, so make sure to replace them once you notice any of these red flags:

  1. Vibration or chattering noises

Defective windshield wipers produce a chattering sound or jerking motion while moving at an uneven rate.

  1. Squeaking sounds

Hearing unusual squeaking most likely means that the rubber or silicone in your windshield wipers has sustained damage.

  1. Corroded metal

Rust or corrosion is a sign that your wipers’ structural integrity is compromised. Driving with a corroded wiper blade frame can put you at risk, as it’s more likely to break off, leaving you with no blade to remove rain or snow on your windshield.

  1. Excessive streaking

A fully-functioning wiper should be able to leave a smooth and clear surface. If you notice streaks, it’s time to get a replacement.


Ease the Pain of Our Hurting Heroes with a Vehicle Donation

Learning how often or when to replace your windshield wipers is always a wise decision. Another wise decision you can make is by putting an end to the repair and maintenance issues you’re having with your car by simply donating it to us at Veteran Car Donations.

When you do that, you’ll get rid of an unwanted vehicle in the quickest possible way while allowing us to turn it into a mighty tool for uplifting the lives of the disadvantaged and neglected veterans in your local area. They are those who are living miserable lives because of homelessness, chronic unemployment, service-connected disabilities, and serious illnesses, including mental health conditions.

Our team will have your car fixed before putting it up for auction. We’ll then use the proceeds to support the life improvement programs for veterans of our charity partners. These IRS-approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations use the funding we give them to provide their beneficiaries with housing and financial assistance, employment and livelihood opportunities, family support, free quality health care and medical treatment, psychotherapy services, scholarships, and other services meant to improve the quality of their lives.

To repay you for your generous deed, we’ll send you the 100% tax-deductible sales receipt of your car after its sale. You will also have the privilege of getting your vehicle hauled away at a time and place of your choice. We provide free towing services to our donors in all parts of the United States.

Best of all, your donation will allow you to experience an immense feeling of joy and satisfaction, knowing that you’re giving our nation’s unsung heroes all the opportunities for turning their lives around.

We accept nearly all types of vehicles, including those that are no longer in their best working condition. Head over to this page to find out what else you can donate.

Want to learn more about our vehicle donation program, including our quick and easy donation process? Go visit our FAQs page. If you have any questions for us, call us through our 24/7 toll-free hotline at 877-594-5822. You may also write to us here and we will get in touch with you as soon as we can.


Do Something Extraordinary Today!

Many of our former servicemen and women are in desperate need of help. You can provide them with the boost they need during these critical times. Say goodbye to your unwanted beater and uplift their lives at the same time! Call Veteran Car Donations at 877-594-5822 or fill out our secure online donation form now!

Veteran Car Donations operates in all 50 states.

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