Windshield wipers don't usually fail suddenly. They tend to become less effective over time. Exposure to the elements, including sunshine and ice, causes the blades to stiffen and tear, reducing their ability to sweep water from the windshield. Different wipers have different lifespans, so check yours often for signs such as smearing, cracking, and uneven edges. Once temperatures get close to freezing, a set of specialized winter wipers or beam wiper blades are your best option. NAPA stocks a full line of windshield wipers from the most popular brands on the market. Don't risk getting caught with worn-out wipers when a sudden rain shower hits. Head to your local NAPA Auto Parts location for a fresh set today.