Windshield Wiper Maintenance . Yes, we know – windshield wipers aren’t the biggest thing you need to worry about when it comes to vehicle maintenance or mechanics, but you must remember that your wipers do serve a purpose, or else they wouldn’t even be there. If you realize that your windshield is getting blurred and smeared after you use the wipers, then that may be a sign that the wiper blades are worn out or dirty. But with a little maintenance, you can stop this from happening. Inspect your blades: Make sure they’re still good before you decide to throw them away. They are likely to deteriorate from use, water stress, snow, temperature extremes and UV radiation. If they look cracked, discolored or worn out, it’s probably time to get rid of them.. Wipe them every three months to simply keep them clean. You don’t want dirt and grime to build up along the edge of the wiper, because it can corrode the rubber and it can cause smears and smudges on your windshield.. Coat them with a rubber protectant. After you clean the blade with vinegar, use a clean cloth to rub the rubber protectant onto the blades.. Make sure you choose the correct blades. Paying a little more for the better quality wipers will save you a lot on the lifetime of your car.. Yeah, it’s pretty simple stuff. This is an easy fix, but we think that you should know who to call when your car gets into trouble. You can come to us for help. If you are looking for mobile vehicle services in Ottawa, battery boosting, tire changes, oil changes, or mobile car repairs, give us a call! Book your mobile vehicle services today! We also repair and tune-up small engines such as lawn mowers and snow blowers. Even better, we come to you, so no more waiting in line or traveling back and forth to fix your vehicles and small engine equipment.