If you are a 4×4 enthusiast, you are probably driving in extreme trails filled with plenty of dust, puddles of mud and water. One of the most important tools at your disposal are your wiper blades. While we usually think first of our tires and engine as extremely important aspects of our vehicle, these small, relatively cheap blades make sure you can see where you are going and are indispensable. If you are hitting the trails in your Jeep, SUV or truck here are some tips on buying the right wiper blades for your windshield.
If your blades are squeaking or stuttering and leaving blotches of water or dirt on your windshield you surely will need a new pair of wiper blades. Since each vehicle is different, first check your manual to find the size of the wiper blades that fit your vehicle best. If you don’t have that information, you can remove the wiper blade and take it to the store to match it.
There are a wide variety of windshield wiper blades available in large auto part stores. First are the plain rubber blades that are made for economical use, secondly there are sheaths that are created for better performance. Many of these high performance blades are suitable for 4×4 enthusiasts since they protect against harsh weather conditions and some even stick better to the windshield at higher speeds. It should also be noted that if you live in the hotter or sunnier climates in the states, you are better off with windshield wiper blades that offer top rated UV protection. This will stop your blades from rotting out and drying easily. For those that live in colder climates with lots of snow you should look to purchase blades made for these conditions.