Davenport's now sells an advanced wiper blade design that represents the future of the wiper industry in both performance and styling.
Wiper blades have a finite service life, as they perform a hazardous duty in harsh Canadian weather conditions. Dirt, debris, and road grime abrade wipers, and sunlight breaks down their rubber edges. Beyond visibility, it is important not to wait too long to replace a blade, as a torn wiper blade can allow the wiper arm to rub against the glass, possibly scratching and ruining the windshield.
Our shops in Orangeville, Shelburne and Bradford have a wiper blade for every vehicle requirement – from metal to plastic, summer to winter, automotive to heavy-duty. All wiper blades are pre-assembled and ready to install in seconds. There is no need to sort through a package full of adapters or read through complicated instructions. This easy installation allows our professional technicians to save service time and effort. It also enables any automotive enthusiast to change their own wiper blades.
Davenport's also carries a full line of quality wiper system components like motors, pumps, hoses and cleaner fluids.
How long do wiper blades generally last?
Wiper blades may be one of the most misunderstood parts in automotive industry. They are the only true functioning component that is completely exposed to the outside elements.
Wiper longevity depends on where you live. Heat really wears on those rubber windshield squeegees; Accordingly, if you use your wipers often – and live in a rainy, snowy or icy neck of the country – expect a shortened blade life. Everything from heat and rain to snow, road salt and ice all have an effect.
On top of these factors, blades just wear down over time with repeated use. It’s no wonder something so small, thin and crucial can only provide optimal visibility for so long.
A general rule of thumb: If your swooshes don’t sound right, look right, or, most importantly, if you can’t see well when your blades go back and forth, it’s time for a wiper replacement. Also, if wipers smear water or snow and obstruct your view when they swoosh by, it’s time for new blades.
What happens as wiper blades get older?
As your rubber wiper blades endure the elements, they start losing their flexibility and become brittle. The rubber cracks and tears. The blades wear down, exposing metal. Eventually, you’re left with blades that streak and smudge, making it more difficult to see the road ahead of you. If the rubber runs out on the blade, the metal underneath can scratch your windshield.
Will I be able to tell a difference when I have my wiper blades replaced?
Better functionality will lead to better visibility. Our selection of wiper blades come highly regarded by the automotive industry, thanks to advanced design and superior quality. Davenport's have blade sizes designed for virtually every vehicle make and model. Wiper blades are a quick and easy replacement, and we’d be happy to install your next set.
Need new wiper blades installed? Give us a call. Schedule an appointment. Toll free 800-265-9119