Windshield wiper blades become damaged and wear out over time. Replacement blades made from silicone are a higher quality and better performing product than ordinary blades made from organic rubber. Using advanced technology, these wipers provide a variety of benefits that drivers simply can’t find with conventional rubber blades.
As an important safety feature on your vehicle, your windshield wiper blades should inspected regularly to ensure that they are in good working condition. It is a good habit to check them each time you stop for gas. Many drivers have discovered the many advantages that silicon blades have over organic rubber blades that typically come standard on your vehicle.
Conventional wipers made with organic rubber tend to break down fairly quickly in very cold or very hot temperatures. They may become dry and stiff after long exposure to sun, ice, snow, heat, or cold. Silicone wipers are less affected by the elements and will usually last longer than rubber wiper blades. Silicone wipers leave a slight residue on the windshield, allowing water to bead up and making it easier for the wipers to clear the window. This also prevents the squeaking that can happen with traditional rubber wipers.
Silicone wipers may be the best choice for those consumers who want an eco-friendly windshield wiper. They are biodegradable and fully recyclable, unlike ordinary rubber wipers. Because silicon rubber is not a petroleum-based product, it requires no oil during the manufacturing process.
No matter what kind of wipers you choose, both rubber and silicone options will probably need to be replaced about every 6-9 months or sooner if you notice damage or decreased performance.
Stop by the Havoline® xpress lube® located at 725 Highway 66 South in Kernersville, NC to pick up some silicone replacement wiper blades for your vehicle. While you are here, consider a 15-Point Star Service to make sure your vehicle is ready for summer travel.