January: Windshield Wiper Maintenance
Shop talk with Jim features Mr. Jim Raney who has been in the service industry for over 20 years as a Service Technician, Master Technician, and Parts/Services Manager. Each month we sit down with Jim to get tips and tricks to make sure our cars are performing properly and to answer any questions our readers may have.
Jim: “Wiper blades are often overlooked until they don’t perform properly. In the Texas heat and long periods of drought these pieces of thin rubber should not be ignored.”
"When filling up at the gas station take the time to inspect your windsheild wiper blades. Run your fingers along to blade to inspect for tears and build-up. Get a clean cloth and apply wiper fluid, run the cloth along the blade to remove any debris, dirt or other build-up."
"Remember that any split over 1" will fail a state inspection and cause your blades to perform poorly."
"Doing this will ensure that your wiper blades are going to last longer and perform better, also, remember that in the colder months a wiper solvent that will withstand freezing temperatures should be used."
If you have any questions you would like to ask Jim Raney to have answered in our next Shop Talk with Jim email him HERE