While the fall brings fun activities and delicious, warming recipes, it also brings some heavy rainstorms. Often times, these rainstorms include thunder, lightning, extreme wind and buckets of rain.
Unfortunately, just because there is a storm outside that doesn’t mean that you don’t have to run errands, go to work, or pick the kids up from school.
In order to keep you and your family safe when driving in major fall storms, it is essential that you have good windshield wipers on your car. Some cars come equipped with wipers both on the front and back windows. This is a good way to improve visibility, unless the wiper blade on either is old, cracked, or damaged.
Now is the time to make sure that your car has good wipers that will clear the rain and debris from your windshield should you have to drive in a large fall storm. Here are some benefits to having good wiper blades:
- Keeps visibility clear so that you can see, not only the other cars on the road, but the road itself. During an extreme fall storm, it is not unusual for there to be large puddles of water, branches, debris, and other obstacles in the road. Having good wipers helps you to see everything that is coming your way.
- A wiper arm with cracked, broken, or missing blade material will scratch and damage your windows when engaged. This can leave lasting scratches that will further impair your visibility. Having these scratches repaired can be quite expensive, and in some cases the entire window needs to be replaced.
- If you are driving on the road during a heavy rain storm, it is not unusual for large puddles of water to be splashed up onto your windshield from the car in front of you. Having a good set of wiper blades on your car will immediately clear that water away so that you can drive safely and get to your destination.
During the fall season most of us prefer to stay indoors. It is cool outside and starting to get a little darker during the daytime, but sometimes driving in the fall weather can’t be avoided. Make sure that your car is equipped for the trip and your wipers are in good working order.