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Signs That You Need To Change Your Wiper Blades

If you live in an area where it rains a lot, you need to have highly functional wiper blades on your car. Wiper blades clear your windshield during rain, giving you a clear view of what’s ahead. Any visual distortions can lead to serious accidents. In fact, more than 5000 people in the US are killed due to weather-related accidents! Here are some signs that indicate your wiper blades are not in optimal condition and need replacement.

Rubber Damage

Check and see if the rubber on the wiper blade is in top notch condition. If it’s split, cracked, or broken in any area, it won’t be able to do its job effectively. Even if it’s not broken, when rubber gets old, it will become rounded, reducing contact area and making it ineffective.

Streaks or Residual Film

Consistent streaks or a residual film being left behind after the blade sweeps across the windshield are major red flags. These streaks are most visible when the wiper blades are in use, but also persist afterwards at times. If they don’t go away after a thorough cleanup, know that it’s time to replace the wiper blades since the friction can lead to permanent scratches.

A Chattering Sound

Is the wiper blade making a chattering sound while in use? This sound is not only irritating, but it also indicates that the wiper isn’t doing its job right. In such cases, a replacement is the only choice.

A Damaged Frame

The metal frame in your wiper blade holds the rubber in alignment. If this metal frame gets damaged, you can’t expect the blade to work properly. Frames can get damaged due to impact or wear and tear after years in use.  

Bad Contact

The best test of wiper blades efficiency is harsh rainy weather. If you notice that they’re not wiping off water as effectively as they should and are leaving some areas uncovered or leaving streaks of water underneath, get new wipers.

AAR Auto Glass

AAR Auto Glass provides all kinds of auto glass services in Houston, Texas. Installation, repair and replacement services are provided with a 24/7 emergency mobile service. If you’re experiencing any issues with your wiper blades, let us take care of it in the most efficient manner. Call now at (832) 303-0318.

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