One of the most overlooked components for vehicle maintenance is the set of windshield wipers. Most drivers don't even think about replacing them, but a dull pair of blades can put you in danger when it starts to rain. Here in BC, the winters can be harsh. A build-up of snow or ice on your front glass is an annoying - albeit common - occurrence. One thing you can do to prolong the lifespan of your wiper blades during the cold season is to defrost the windshield and scrap away any snow/ice before turning them on. If you don't the resistance could cause the piece to snap in half. It may also be helpful to get the vehicle warmed up with the heater while you are waiting for the ice to melt. Another tip is to replace the set of blades twice a year. Designed to last for approximately six months, you will start to notice smearing, squeaking, or skipping when they are showing signs of excessive wear. Other proactive actions you can take include keeping the glass clean when you stop to refuel at a gas station and remembering to never activate the wipers on a dry window. Contact the experts at Ford Parts BC to find the matching set for your vehicle today!