Enhance your view with new Bosch windscreen wiper blades
You can maximise your driving visibility by keeping your windscreen clean and streak-free. Almost every decision you make on the road is based on what you can see, so it’s important to make sure that your windscreen is free of any marks or debris that could impair your sight and distract you while you’re driving.
With regular exposure to rain, heat, frost, dirt and insects, your wiper blades can deteriorate over time, so it’s important to check their condition regularly. Talk to your local O’Brien expert to help find the right wiper blades for your vehicle. When purchased through O’Brien, we’ll fit them for you for free.
Telltale signs you need to replace your windscreen wipers
Stripes and Streaks, like a paintbrush with missing bristles, is usually caused by pollution, dirt and insects tearing the wiper rubber.
Unwiped Sections occur when your wiper blades no longer touch every part of the windscreen surface, possibly caused by a bent tension strip or deformed wiper blade from high temperatures and long-term unused.
Cross Beams happens when a large portion of the wiper rubber is missing, often as a result of corrosion or mechanical wear.
Rattle and Flutter is both a sound and visual cue that your wipers need replacing. This can be caused by ozone and UV rays, which destroy the wiper rubber’s chemical structure, resulting in cracks and tears.
Tips for caring for your wiper blades
There are a few quick and simple actions you can do to prolong your wipers blades to help keep your windscreen clean and clear. Wiper blades are intended to remove rain and water from a windscreen while on the move. So it’s important you give your windscreen a proper clean and wipe over the wiper rubbers regularly to clear any debris. At the same time, we recommend removing leaves and coarse dirt from around the windscreen before using your wipers so they don’t get caught up in the blades during the wiping motion.
Don’t forget to check the water level in the windscreen washer and keep it topped up. If you have it, add some quality washer fluid.
Want more tips? Check out our article featuring 5 Ways To Maintain Your Windscreen Wipers.
All the essential information about wiper blades
Finding the right type of wiper blades to suit your car is important for maximum visibility and aiding in driver safety. As every car is different, there are a number of wiper blades available that are designed to fit your vehicle.
We recommend choosing a trusted brand, like Bosch. With a history that dates back to 1926 and a strong focus on safety and reliability, they have a wide range of technology built into their windscreen wiper blades such as aerodynamics and patented rubber coating for optimum wiper performance Ask us today which one is right for you.
We recommend changing your wiper blades about every 12 months, depending on the frequency of use and exposure to harsh conditions.
To achieve optimum results from your wipers, consider replacing your wiper blades as soon as you notice a change in the performance which could impact your view through the windscreen.
Whilst changing your wiper blades might look fairly straightforward, it can be a little tricky, especially if you’ve never done it before.
It’s important to replace wiper blades correctly, as if they aren’t fitted properly, the wiper blade could come loose and may cause damage to your windscreen.
Our vehicle glass technicians will perform a complimentary wiper blade check as part of your vehicle glass service, and if your blades need replacing, they will recommend the right Bosch wiper blades for your vehicle and change them over for you.
Bosch Windscreen Wiper Blades can be purchased from your local O’Brien AutoGlass branch. Our expert consultants can help you choose the right wiper blades for your vehicle when you make your booking.
You can ask one of our experts to change your wiper blades next time you have your glass repaired or replaced, or we can show you how to fit them yourself.