Wiper blades are important safety devices. If they’re smearing or chattering the driver can’t see properly and may be distracted. Both increase the risk of an accident.

Typically drivers notice their wipers aren’t doing a good job of clearing away rain or spray while on a road trip. They realize the blades need attention, but forget about them when they reach their destination.

Adding an inventory of easy-to-replace parts increases your bottom line when you are able to provide a service for a customer in a timely fashion. If you have to order a cabin filter from a local dealer, those extra minutes it takes to get to your shop could cost a sale. Instead, have cabin air filters available for the year, makes and models that take a few minutes to replace.

Having a variety of wiper blade styles available will help meet diverse customer needs and maximize sales opportunities for your shop. However, putting a different type of wiper blade on a vehicle than what came with it from the original equipment manufacturer could cause a problem with clearing the windshield.