Driving around Toronto during the winter can be enough to stress out any sane person. When the weather turns bad and the snow begins to fall, the roads can become treacherous. Thankfully, most people who grew up around this area or in similar conditions have a much better understanding about safe driving.
However, one commonly overlooked aspect of safe driving during the winter is windshield wiper blades. Even somewhat worn out wiper blades can become a potential hazard when driving during the winter.
Streaking is one of the most common problems of older windshield wiper blades. This problem is exacerbated when you have moisture being kicked up from the roads after a snowfall. That moisture isn’t just rain water or snow that has melted. It contains dust, road salt, oils, and other materials. As a result, old, worn out wiper blades will just streak that moisture across the windshield.
That poses an incredible safety hazard with regard to visibility. Any time visibility is reduced, you increase the chances of getting into an accident. You might not see a pothole or some debris that is lying in the road. If you hit it at high speeds you could lose control of your vehicle. Add onto that some potentially slick conditions and you increase the chances of an accident significantly, all because of this simple and relatively inexpensive auto maintenance project.
If you’re not sure whether or not your windshield wiper blades on your BMW are in good condition for the winter, bring your vehicle to an authorized BMW service center. An experienced and qualified technician will come out and check the wiper blades quickly and let you know whether they are safe for the rest of the season or if they should be replaced. If they need to be replaced, that can be done within a matter of just a few minutes.
That few minutes could save you an incredible amount of time and money in the future.