One of the most commonly forgotten vehicle prep steps is changing out the wiper blades. The fact is, your summer blades may not be able to keep up with the winter weather we get around Jefferson, IA. At New Way Auto, we want to highlight the differences between summer and winter blades, so you know why you need to make the switch.

Let's start with the frame. Summer blades are flexible, allowing them to press against the glass and remove rain. For winter blades, the frame is more rigid. This helps them have the strength to move heavy snow and ice.

The type of rubber used is another major difference between the wiper blade types. In summer, a lightweight rubber is perfect for the warmer weather. In winter, the rubber is thicker to help prevent it from freezing. The rubber also covers the entire frame of a winter wiper blade.