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Wiper Blades: Crucial For Safe Driving

FACT: Wiper blades should be able to clear the windshield completely -- without streaking -- within three swipes.

If your wiper blades cannot do this simple chore and you haven't had them replaced in a while, it's probably a good idea to have them checked as soon as possible, before the next rainstorm hits or before the dust builds up on your windshield.

Your local car accessory supplier should stock wiper blades to fit almost any car at very good prices. Depending on your degree of skill, installation might be tricky. If you don't feel comfortable doing it yourself, ask your local supplier to install your new wiper blades for free, if purchased there.

Even if your wiper blades are in good shape, be sure to top off your wiper fluid and buy an extra jug to keep in the trunk. You don't want to end up running out of wiper fluid when your windshield is covered in road spray!

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