Windshields & Wiper Blades 101

West Seattle Windshield WiperIn our area, wiper blades last about 3 months, depending on what your tolerance is. Some people can handle streaks and some people can’t.

One person can get a little streak and it’ll drive them crazy. We’ll see other people drive in and we will marvel at them and wonder how they even saw to get to the shop.

Let’s talk about Rain-X and other similar products.

Yes, it’s nice when you first put it on your windshield, but when it starts to wear off, it creates a real problem.

Namely, smears, you can’t see through it.

So if you use a Rain-X product keep in mind that you’ll have to reapply frequently or you’re going to have a real issue with seeing through your windshield. And wipers aren’t going help you, no matter how new they are.

Schedule your next appointment at Tom’s Automotive Service now.

Our Reviews

Tom's Automotive Service
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4.7 out of 5 stars

Katie Melton
Katie Melton

5 out of 5 stars

posted 4 days ago

I have nothing but good things to say about Tom's Auto! I had stopped by before and they helped with my windshield wipers, free of charge and without having been a paying customer before. That's just one example of many--they are incredibly professional, friendly and trustworthy, and they've 100% earned my business for life. They seem to genuinely want to help their clients, and to educate them on the problems. I've NEVER had a report with photos from any car-related company...ever! I love that I found a local business I can support, that I can trust and that's only a few minutes away 🙂 Thank you!

aliyah a
aliyah a

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 week ago

My car is older, a 2005 PT Cruiser and from what I was told by a previous mechanic not the easiest to work on. Tom's has kept it running very good since I started taking it there, much better than before. The professionalism and customer service are top notch as well. Never had one interaction that I could say was off or bad. And I love the lockbox option for your key if you have to pick up your vehicle after hours. I've lost my back up key so the lockbox was a lifesaver. Call or email them when you need something done. You'll be happy you did.

Lawrence Reid
Lawrence Reid

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 days ago

They were really great with their Covid set up/ distancing and cleaning measures as well as great communicating with me. Great experience all around.