Wiper blades are one of the most overlooked parts of vehicle maintenance. However, they’re one of the most important and easily replaced pieces of equipment on your car. Many people may not recognize the signs of worn out wiper blades. Here are three easily identifiable signs that you have worn out wiper blades.
Streaks on the Windshield
Bug splatter, dust, and dirt can all collect on your windshield. While they may be easy to clean off with fresh wiper blades, worn blades often leave much of the grime behind. If you notice that your blades are leaving streaks on your windshield when you try to clean the grime off, it may be time to replace your wiper blades.
Not Keeping Up with Weather
Wiper blades are instrumental in helping you drive during inclement weather. Worn blades may not be able to move enough water from your windshield, even during a light rain. If you see that water is obstructing your view of the road, and that your wiper blades can’t keep up, replace them.
As the rubber along the blade wears away, the metal support of the wiper blade becomes exposed. When the wipers move across your windshield, the metal scrapes along the glass, creating a squeaking noise. If you start to hear an unusual noise from your wiper blades, replace them. Not only is the noise annoying, but the damaged blade can actually scratch the windshield, leaving you with permanent streaks that may obstruct your view.
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