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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4.6 out of 5 stars

Chris Schnee
Chris Schnee

5 out of 5 stars

posted 17 hours ago

Very helpful and friendly, from the mechanics to the office. They are flexible with times and price. My car was having some issues but I could not afford the work on it till the next week. So they allowed me to park my car there until then with no problems. Comfortable feeling environment for sure.

Willie Wood
Willie Wood

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 weeks ago

We have used this facility several times since our move to Seattle and have been pleased each time. On this visit, we had some minor pre-trip items for them to address, which they did promptly and at no charge. They advised me on some other issues, and we really trust their judgment. Very pleasant people!

Christian R
Christian R

5 out of 5 stars

posted 5 days ago

I have used Toms Automotive on more then one occasion. The prices might be towards the higher end of quotes, but their service is excellent. Their knowledge is second yo none.