With time and age, the windshield wipers will deteriorate from the effects of harsh weather. The sun can cause the rubber that encases the wiper blades to crack as well. It results in a rough wiper that will not work efficiently. Dirt that collects on the wiper blades also causes them to scratch on the windscreen. This can lead to wearing out of both the blades and the windshield as well. Also remember to have your vehicle in for regular maintenance inspections. This way we can notice if something is out of the norm with your vehicle. By doing so, this helps you to save time, money, and stress in the long run.
Inspect the Wipers
To ensure wipers are working properly, always look for wear and cracks. You should replace the blades if they will not move over the windshield smoothly. If you hear a screeching sound when you start the wiper blades, it is the time to change them. To remove dirt and grime from your windscreen wipers, take a towel and wet it in water. Run it over the blades to remove any dust that may be causing friction between the blades and the windscreen.
Check the Washer System
The windshield washer system must also work properly for your vehicle. There should be a washer fluid, which should be enough all the time. To ensure it does not fail, regularly inspect the nozzles. They should not be clogged with dust or other debris, and the spay should distribute evenly on the window. You can get ride of grime, dust or bigger particles like pebbles by cleaning the windshield regularly. Check to see that the washer fluid is in adequate amounts and top up if necessary. Never allow the washer fluid reservoir to run dry. It causes the rubber that makes the inside of the hoses that transport the fluid to crack, which may cause leaks and subsequent failure of the washer system.
If you notice an issue with the windshield wipers, make sure to contact us. Having the issue inspected at the first sign can help you save time, money, and stress in the long run. By having regular maintenance done on the vehicle, you can reduce the chance of a major issue happening. We can also recommend when maintenance inspections should be done for your vehicle.