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Change Your Wiper Blades Twice Yearly at AASTRO Transmission & Auto Repair

Posted June 16, 2019 8:11 AM

Because 90% of our driving decisions are based on visual information, unobscured vision is paramount. Which brings us to the topic of today's AASTRO Transmission & Auto Repair article: wiper blades. While this isn't the most exciting automotive subject, it's important. You wouldn't drive at night in Tucson with your headlights off, but a dirty or streaked vehicle windshield can catch the glare of the sun or on-coming headlights and make it just as difficult to see.

Most of us in Tucson replace our wiper blades when they no longer do the job. They are so worn, hard or brittle that they can't clean the windshield. They may even be falling apart. In other words, we deal with our wiper blades from a failure perspective. We address them when they no longer function. The theory, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," doesn't apply here. Instead, we should think about wipers blades as an important safety system that we should maintain rather than repair.

AZ automotive experts recommend that we change our wiper blades twice a year, in the spring and fall. That way you have functional blades for those Tucson spring showers and winter storms.

When we use our wipers a lot, they get worn from the Tucson road grime and bug juice. Even if we don't use them very often, they're exposed to the sun, heat and cold, and air which cause them to dry out, become brittle and break.

And of course, you need a good windshield washer fluid in your vehicle to help the wipers do their job. Always use washer fluid because plain water doesn't work as well and it can freeze in the reservoir. If you're driving where there are a lot of bugs in AZ, you can pay a little more and get fluid that does a better job of clearing them. If you live where you have extremely cold winters, you can get fluid that resists freezing.

Like everything else in the automotive world, there've been some big advancements in wiper blades, both in terms of the design and the materials from which the blade is made. If you are a local Tucson driver that has a need for better than average windshield wipers, you can pay some more for an upgraded wiper. And if you live where there's a lot of snow and ice in AZ, they make special winter blades that don't clog up and freeze like standard blades.

At one of your fall and spring oil changes, ask your AASTRO Transmission & Auto Repair service advisor which is best wiper blade for your driving conditions. Replace your blades on schedule so you never have to struggle with your vision when you switch on your wipers.

AASTRO Transmission & Auto Repair
5302 East Speedway
Tucson, AZ 85712
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Patrick and his entire team are nothing short of amazing. Honestly, integrity, and a true mastery of one’s skill set are a rare combination these days. This location was recommended to me by a friend and boy am I thankful. We purchased a used vehicle that wouldn’t pass emissions. Prior to hearing about Astro on Ina, we’d taken this to another transmission shop across town. Not only did they miss diagnose the issue, but they tried confidently talking my wife into an over $8,000+ transmission replacement. This was more than we paid for the vehicle. After paying a few hundred dollar diagnostic fee I reached out to friends I knew in the industry for a 2nd opinion shop. That’s how I found out about Patrick and his team. Patrick’s team found this was a small sensor failure outside of the transmission and had it fixed within a few days. Additionally, after hearing the car was new to us, their team proactively looked it over for us. They found minimal issues from wear and tear that I happily asked them to complete. The cost was about 1/4the the other companies quote AND the other companies repair scope wouldn’t have even fixed the issue! Since, we have taken 2 of our other vehicles to Astro on Ina. The quality of work, customer service, and communication has continued to be outstanding. The pricing, more than fair. I will quite literally be telling everyone I know about this location.
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