When most people think about Volkswagen maintenance, they’re immediately drawn to the basics, such as oil changes, tire rotations, fluid exchanges, and the like. Many people forget one thing that needs regular replacement, which is your vehicle’s windshield wipers - and unfortunately, many customers don’t remember until it’s too late. Without windshield wipers that are in good condition, your vehicle becomes much less safe to operate. All it takes is one major storm - rain or snow - and you’re in a position where you can’t safely drive your vehicle because your windshield wipers fail to clear your windshield of any debris. Be sure to check your windshield wipers at home regularly, and when the time comes to replace them, do so using the certified technicians available at Winn Volkswagen of Newark.
It doesn’t take too long to do, and it doesn’t require any special equipment. To inspect your windshield wipers yourself, all you need to do is grab hold of your windshield wipers and check the length of the blade for any signs of wear and tear in the rubber. More specifically, you’ll want to see if there are any signs of the rubber part of the wiper cracking or if the rubber is pulling away from the metal part of the windshield wiper blade arm. You’ll also likely notice other early warning signs of windshield wiper failure if you engage them during rain or snow: wipers that leave behind streaks or squeak and squeal when engaged need to be replaced sooner rather than later.
There are a few ways you can go about scheduling your service at Winn Volkswagen of Newark. You can drive up to our service department to make an appointment in person, or you can give us a call to save yourself some time. What most of our customers are doing, though, is scheduling their services online at Winn Volkswagen of Newark. It’s a simple process: visit our online service scheduling page on our website, provide us with your vehicle and contact information, select the services you need and when you need them, and you’ll be in our books before you know it.