Wiper blades are often a forgotten part of our overall vehicle maintenance, but they still play an essential factor in everyday driving. You can be sure that you are safe while driving if wiper blades work correctly.
Imagine that you are hoping in your car, start the engine and give the windshield-wiper knob a turn. But, all you see are trails and smudges, reducing your visibility and safety.
If you notice any of the following issues, it’s time to take a break for a few minutes and replace your windshield wipers.
It’s that awful noise your wipers make when they drag across the glass. Yikes! An immediate fix is needed to contain the damage. That means they need to go. That irritating noise Is not the only problem cause it means that wipers are only in contact with the glass some of the time. Jobs that are inconsistent leave behind vision problems and you don’t want that while you’re driving your family or anyone else.
Take a closer look at your wipers. If it’s cracked, split, or broken, well it’s time for new wiper blades. The blades may also get a rounded look, which means it’s gotten too old and you should replace it.
The frame can be bent for all sorts of reasons. Even rough handling can turn them. All kinds of debris and ice will hurt the metal, and you will find that within a few days when blades won’t come in contact with your windshield correctly. If they are functioning now, they won’t soon enough.
If the blades seem to hop across the windshield, you got a problem. Try some water repellent to help the blades glide more smoothly. Clear away the rain or dirt from the glass. If this doesn’t work, replace the blades.
Check your wiper knob. If you notice the rubber blades aren’t making contact with the windshield, the edges may be worn down or used. Pull over and check for a simple obstruction maybe leave or snow. If you had no luck, then it’s time to switch your wiper unit. Wiper arms have a spring that keeps them in contact with the windshield and sometimes the whole arm needs to be replaced.
When your wipers make streaks on your windshield, it’s pretty unnoticeable. Especially if you’re caught in the rain. If you stop and spray fluid, yet you still notice consistent grime, that’s a sign that you need to replace your wipers. You can try to wipe the blades with a towel, just in case, but if you can’t clear them up, you know what to do.
One of the most common problems right? If you try to apply windshield-washer fluid but notice that each time you pass it makes more mess, instead then wipe away dirt and bus, you need a new set of blades.