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Signs the Windshield Wipers need to be Replaced

by | Apr 29, 2019 | Vehicle Safety Inspections, windshield, windshield wipers, Wipers



You may notice when the wipers are starting to wear down. They may also start to show signs of needing to be replaced. This is most typically noticed if the wipers start to show signs of chattering or streaking. When they do this when operating, make sure to have them replaced as soon as you can. Ignoring wipers that have operating issues can be dangerous. That is because your visibility can be impaired and your safety can decrease as well as you drive.


Marks on the Windshield

The wipers may also start to show signs of an issue if they are smearing and having marks across the windshield. As it clears away dirt and road grime, it may end up smearing worse. This will significantly decrease your visibility when you drive. The wipers should be able to easily clear the windshield so your visibility is the best that it can be. This is also why it is important to check the washer fluid. When the windshield become too dirty and poor to see, washer fluid is beneficial. The washer fluid will work together with the windshield wipers to help complete clean and clear the windshield for you.

Clean the Wipers

Before buying a new pair of wipers, you can take warm soapy water and clean them. As the wipers sit, they might become dirty with grime. This can cause them to have poor efficiency when trying to clean the windshield as well. You can also take rubbing alcohol and wipe down the blades of them. If this still does not work and the wipers are dirty, then new ones will be needed. Make sure to purchase a pair that are the best size and fit for your vehicle. This will help ensure they clean the windshield properly, ad you will be able to see.