Windscreen wiper manufacturer, Trico, says checking wiper blades for wear is an integral part of ensuring the safety of your customers’ cars during each service visit, especially heading into the Easter holiday period.
In most cases, motorists are not aware of worn wiper blades until they need them. To ensure your customers are never placed in this dangerous position, regular wiper blade replacement with each service interval is essential.
Wiper blade wear can occur within six-months due to ultraviolet (UV) exposure, rubber deteriorating oils collected from multiple vehicle exhausts, dirt, and highway speed sand blasting. Long periods of dry heat followed by extreme cold and wet conditions can also cause premature wiper blade wear.
Preparing your customers’ cars for the winter season ahead is essential to ensure clear inclement weather visibility and road safety.
Automotive technicians can advise when conventional wiper blade frames also need to be replaced as adaptors and assemblies wear over time, hindering wiper performance regardless of the condition of the rubber refill. Trico said motorists are less likely to be aware of this potentially dangerous problem if they replace their own wiper refills.
Along with adding value for your customers, professionally replacing worn wiper blades also adds revenue for your business and eliminates the need for your customers to locate, wrongly select and incorrectly fit wiper blade replacements.
Trico offers Australian automotive service and repairers a market leading range of premium quality replacement wiper blades, arms and complete assemblies designed to directly fit the widest range of passenger, commercial and heavy-duty vehicles.