You will want to inspect the windshield wipers on a regular basis to ensure they are in the best condition possible. Check for a broken frame. This can be a detachment of frame arms at joints or connection points. Also look for any visible cracks, tears, and missing pieces in the rubber squeegee’s edge. Flex rubber squeegee back and forth to see if it is still flexible. Aged squeegees will have difficulty conforming to the shape of your windshield and create streaks. Check squeegee wiping edge for rounded edges which can prevent the wiper blade from making strong contact with the windshield and reduces wipe quality.
Inspect the Wipers
Remember, wiper blades should be checked every six months and changed at least once a year. Evaluate both the rubber squeegee and the metal frames to avoid common problems such as streaking, skipping, chattering, wearing and splitting. These things can cause reduced visibility and slowed reaction time while driving.
Noticing any Issues
Streaking occurs when the rubber squeegee dries, hardens and cracks. It can also be caused by tree sap, road tar and other foreign substances collected on either the glass or the blade. Skipping occurs when the blade develops a curvature from lack of use. Wearing occurs with extensive use and is when the rubber edges are rounded instead of squared. If you notice any issues, make sure to contact us. We can inspect the windshield wipers and have them replaced if needed.
It is always best to bring the vehicle in at any sign of an issue you notice. This will help prevent a larger problem from forming. It will also help to save you time, money, and stress in the long run. Your vehicle should run efficiently and without issues. When the windshield wipers are inspected, you can help improve the visibility when you drive. This will also improve the safety, because you can see more clearly out of the windshield.