Having proper windshield wipers can increase your visibility, as well as your safety. If you notice any signs of poor windshield wipers, make sure to have them replaced as soon as possible. If you notice streaking or hazing on the windshield when it rains, there might be worn out wiper blades. There could also be an indication of noises coming from the wipers. This means they are not wiping away smoothly or efficiently.
The wiper blades may also pull away from the windshield at higher speeds rather than fitting snugly against the windshield. The rubber portion of the windshield wiper blade should also be inspected. If the rubber edges look worn or torn, the wipers should be replaced as soon as possible. It is also recommended to inspect the metal arm of the wipers. If it is bent or cracked, new windshield wipers will be needed.
Many blades are cracked, torn, split, or brittle. If the windshield wiper blades look like this, they should be replace as soon as possible. This is because they can no longer be efficient at clearing away the windshield. It is necessary to clear off any water, road debris, grime, or insects from the windshield.
The winter weather affects the life of the windshield blades by making the rubber portion of the blades hard and brittle. This can increase the likelihood that they will crack or split. The holders can also become clogged with ice and snow. This prevents the holder from distributing spring tension evenly over the blade. This is why it is important to replace the windshield wipers after each winter.
The windshield wipers may need to be replaced if you notice a poor condition of the wiper arms and holders. This could allow sloppy wipers that will not effectively clear away the windshield. It is recommended to replace the wipers in the fall, and in the spring. If you are not sure if new windshield wipers are needed, make sure to schedule and appointment and we can inspect them for you.