Best Wipers to Survive Colorado’s Rainy Season

Posted on: June 1st, 2020 by Accurate Auto Body Shop No Comments

Windshield wipers are one of those vehicle features that either make your life much easier or make it incredibly difficult. Your windshield needs to be clear in order for you to see the road ahead of you, and that’s pretty critical to driving safely. If you’ve ever had a pair of bad wiper blades before, you know how quickly that can muck up your line of sight (which can lead to the need for auto body repair). So, as we head into Colorado’s rainy season, we wanted to look at a few places for consideration when it’s time to replace your wipers. 

Beam Blade vs Bracket Type 

Beam blade and bracket-type wipers are the two main categories of wipers you’ll find on the market. Bracket types are often a bit cheaper, but because the wipers are attached to a metal frame, the way they wipe your windshield can get far less effective when exposed to snow and icy conditions. This is less of a consideration for the rainy season, but a beam blade wiper typically has a better ability to adhere to the curvature of your windshield, making it more effective in most cases. 

Pay Attention to Fit 

Even the “best” wipers on the market aren’t going to do a darn thing for your vehicle if they aren’t the right size for your make and model. Pay attention to fit when buying new wipers so you can ensure a clear and full field of vision no matter what the weather. If you’re not sure what fit to look for, a quick Google search of “your make and model + windshield wiper size” ought to do the trick. 

You Don’t Need Fancy Features 

There are a number of wipers out there that offer a host of new and innovative features, but we like to make it clear that those are simply added perks that you can choose if you want. However, you don’t need them to have effective wipers that keep your windshield clear against even harsh weather. However, if you’re hankering for some heated wipers to make your winter days easier, well, we can’t say we blame you. 

Consider Wiper Lifespan 

When looking at your options, remember that your wiper blades should last you a decent amount of time. Check on any warranty options and search around to see what the average span of a windshield wiper’s life is. You don’t want to buy the perfect wipers for the rainy season while forgetting that they will also need to perform in the winter, or vice versa. 

At the end of the day, the best wipers for your vehicle are going to be ones that fit well and have the features you desire. Their number one job is keeping your line of sight clear of water and snow during inclement weather – keeping you safe. If, however, you find yourself needing a Denver auto body shop, please reach out to us for a free estimate. 

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