Three Tips To Improve Winter Visibility

December 23, 2019 1:39 pm Published by

Winter weather can be extremely hazardous for drivers, and if your vehicle isn’t prepared for the winter storms, you could find your visibility extremely impaired. The snow, sleet, rain, and fog that comes with winter not only make the road slick, but it can greatly reduce your visibility on the road. Luckily, you don’t have to let the cold weather get the best of you this winter. If you are looking to take care of some DIY auto maintenances come into your local U Pull And Pay today. Our expert staff of DIY auto mechanics will help you find all the parts you need for prices that you will love. If you have any questions about your project, our team will happily walk you through the steps you will need to take to get your project done quickly and smoothly.

Change Your Wiper Blades

Your wiper blades are about to put in more work than any other time of the year, and if you are dealing with some old, torn up wiper blades, you could find yourself struggling just to see the road. A good set of wiper blades will last you anywhere between 6-12 months depending on how often you drive and how rigorously you use your wiper blades. You can easily tell if your wiper blades are starting to break down or fail if you notice any of the following issues:

  • Skipping wiper blades
  • Messy streaks
  • Noticeable splitting or gaps in coverage
  • Loud squeaking whenever your wipers are engaged

If you notice any of these issues, it is time to change out your wiper blades today. You can easily extend your wiper blade’s lifespan by doing a few simple steps before you start driving.

Keep Your Windshield Clear

One of the biggest threats to your wiper blade’s durability is ice. Many drivers use their wiper blades to help clear their windshield of ice, debris, and snow. By using your wiper blades as an ice scraper, you are essentially cutting your wiper’s lifespan in half. Instead of using your wiper blades to scrape off ice, always keep an ice scraper in your backseat or your trunk. If you have a light layer of snow or ice on your car, you can save yourself some serious time in the cold by letting your car run with the defroster on for five to ten minutes before you drive. Just by taking these quick few steps to keep your windshield clear, you can easily double your wiper blade’s lifespan.

Check Your Defroster

Your defroster can do some serious heavy lifting during the winter, but only if it is running at its full potential. Older defrosters and broken heating systems can make it all but impossible to keep your windshield clear. It is important to take the time now before it gets too cold to check your defroster and take care of any minor issues before they become a full-blown breakdown.

No matter what DIY projects you are looking to tackle this year, from visibility improvements to full engine rebuilds, the expert team here at your local U Pull And Pay is ready to help you. Our DIY experts will help you get the exact parts you need and leave you with all the tips you need to take care of any project.

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This post was written by Jonathan Kling