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  • March 10, 2023 3 min read

    Introduction

    It's the rainy season again and that means your car needs extra attention. One of the most important things to check is your wiper blades. You may not notice until it's raining that they're not performing as well as they should be.


    • If you see any of the following signs, it's time to replace your wiper blades:
    • Squeaking
    • Leaving moisture behind on the glass
    • Wearing unevenly
    • Cracked rubber

     

    Squeaking Noise

    You may not have noticed, but if your wiper blades aren't performing as well as they should be, there's a good chance it's because they're dirty.


    Dirty windshields are the most common cause of squeaky windshield wipers. So if you're hearing a squeaking noise when you use your wipers, the first thing you should do is clean your windshield and wipers thoroughly.


    Wiper blades may also squeak when they are old and worn, or when they have built-up grime on them. So if you're hearing a squeaking noise and your wipers don't seem to be working as well as they should be, it might be time to replace them.

     

     

    Leaving Moisture Behind

    Have you been experiencing streaks on your windshield, or even water droplets remaining after you've completed your wipe? This could be a sign that your wiper blades need to be replaced.


    Your wiper blades can be cleaned with warm, soapy water and rubbing alcohol. Be sure to clean the entire blade, and especially the rubber where it meets the windshield surface. If you see these signs of damage, it may be time to replace your wiper blades.

    Wearing Unevenly

    Are your wiper blades starting to show signs of wear and tear? If so, it's time for a replacement. Wiper blades generally should be replaced every six to 12 months, so it's something you'll want to keep in mind as we head into the rainy season.


    Common problems with windshield wipers include old and hard blades, the wrong size blades, or streaks smearing in one direction. You can extend the life of your wiper blades by washing your windshield and avoiding extreme heat and UV rays. But if you do start to notice any of the above signs of damage, it's time for a new set of blades.

     

    Check for Cracked Rubber

    Are your wiper blades starting to look a little worse for wear? If they're squeaking, leaving moisture behind on the glass, or wearing unevenly, it may be time for a replacement.


    Check for cracked rubber especially where the rubber meets the glass surface. If you see these signs of damage, it may be time to replace your wiper blades. Wiper blades can get damaged and misshaped, meaning the rubber no longer makes proper contact with the windshield. If the rubber on the wiper blades is damaged, it won't do an effective job.

    Replace Your Wiper Blades

    You should replace your wiper blades regularly. When your wiper blades are squeaking, leaving streaks, or don't clear the windshield well, it's time to replace them.


    To replace your wiper blades, look for a button or plastic cap where the wiper arm and blade assembly meet. Push the button or remove the cap and the blade will come off. Then, line up the new blade and press it into place. Replace the button or cap to secure the blade in place.

     

    Conclusion

    It's important to check your wiper blades regularly to make sure they are in good condition. Look for signs of damage such as cracking, wear and tear, and unevenness. If you see these signs, it's time to replace your wiper blades.


    Trapo offers a wide range of wiper blades to fit all types of car models. Our wiper blades are made from high-quality materials and are designed to last. Check out our website or contact us today to find the perfect wiper blades for your car.

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