Keep a clear vision of the roads this winter – Stay Safe!
June 2, 2023 | winter safety, Maintenance, wiper blades
Did you know that your local Autobahn service centre can assess and replace wiper blades!
When wiper blades wear the drivers vision via the windscreen can be impaired. Have one of our trained technicians assess your cars wiper blade condition. At Autobahn, we carry a range of quality wiper blades and if we don’t have one to suit we’ll get one..
If you notice your wiper blades are leaving lines, streaks, noisy operation or just not clearing the windscreen properly, the wiper blade material may have deteriorated or simply reached end of use. A clear vision is important for the safety of you and your passengers..
In Australia, there are several types of wiper blades available for vehicles. The most common types include:
Conventional/Traditional Wiper Blades: These are the standard wiper blades found in many vehicles. They consist of a metal frame with a rubber blade attached. Conventional wiper blades are affordable but may not provide the same level of performance as newer types.
Beam/Flat Wiper Blades: Beam or flat wiper blades are designed without a metal frame, offering a sleeker appearance. They are more aerodynamic, which helps to reduce wind noise and improve performance at high speeds. Beam wiper blades also tend to perform better in winter conditions as they are less prone to water build-up.
Hybrid Wiper Blades: Hybrid wiper blades combine the design elements of conventional and beam blades. They feature a conventional metal frame with an aerodynamic cover, resulting in improved performance and durability.
Silicone Wiper Blades: Silicone wiper blades are known for their long-lasting performance and resistance to extreme temperatures. They are made of a silicone compound that provides better visibility and durability compared to traditional rubber blades. However, they tend to be more expensive.
It is generally recommended to replace wiper blades every 6 to 12 months or when they show signs of wear and tear. However, the replacement interval can vary depending on factors such as climate conditions, usage frequency, and the type of wiper blades installed. It’s important to regularly inspect the wiper blades for any damage or reduced effectiveness and replace them when necessary for optimal visibility and safety on the road. Your local Autobahn Service Centre can inspect wiper blades and keep you safe on the roads.
Note: Cleaning all dirt, road grime and bugs from your windscreen is essential to maintain wiper blade condition.
Drop into any Autobahn service centre and one of our technicians will assess your cars wiper blades.
Did you know that your local Autobahn service centre can inspect and diagnose your cars constant velocity (CV/Drive-shafts) joints!
Constant velocity (CV) joints on cars is an important component of the vehicle’s drivetrain. CV joints are crucial components that allow the driveshaft to transmit power to the wheels while accommodating the up-and-down motion of the suspension.
Did you know that your local Autobahn service centre can inspect and diagnose your cars suspension system!
Suspension problems in modern cars, can affect the vehicle’s handling, ride comfort, and overall safety. A properly functioning suspension system is crucial for maintaining control, stability, and comfort while driving.
Did you know that your local Autobahn service centre can inspect and diagnose your cars diesel particulate filter system!
Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) is an emissions control device installed in the exhaust systems of diesel vehicles to reduce the emission of particulate matter (PM) and other harmful pollutants. Regular maintenance and proper driving habits can help prevent excessive blockage of the DPF.