When Is The Ideal Time For Wiper Blades Maintenance?
We recommend inspecting wiper blades as frequently as every month but they will absolutely need to be inspected between warm and cool seasons. Because wiper blades promote your safety, you cannot inspect the blades too much! By monitoring their physical condition and rubber health constantly, you’ll detect problems quickly and replace the old blades promptly.
Wipers & Wiper Blades 101
The wiper blade design is both a strength and a weakness. Wiper blades are designed from a composite rubber material that allows them to be flexible enough to hug the windshield and remove any obstructions effectively. The problem is that wiper blade rubber will start to wear out eventually and is especially prone to wear and tear from certain factors like turning on the windshield wipers when the blades are stuck in ice and clearing challenging obstructions.
Here are the Signs of Faulty Windshield Wiper Blades
- Rubber wear and tear
- Streaking on windshield
- Bent frames
- Poor contact between the wiper blades and the windshield
- Noise - chattering or squealing as the wiper blades drag across the windshield
These signs are indicative of faulty wiper blades that require a windshield wiper blade replacement.