Tuesday, 27 February 2024

How to take care of car windshield wipers

03 Feb 2023

Often, we use cars improperly on a daily basis. Today, I would like to share some small tips for taking care of your car. One of the tips is about caring for your windshield wipers, which can save you money in the long run. It’s a little trick that can help extend the lifespan of your car parts, at least saving some money in your pocket. So, let’s take a look at what we have.

Never raise the windshield wiper arms when parking your car under the sun!
This is because the spring that applies pressure to the wiper blades can become weak and lose contact with the windshield if it’s constantly exposed to the sun.

Do not lift the windshield wiper arms when parking the car under the sun.

Do not lift the windshield wiper arms when parking the car under the sun.

Clean the windshield wipers frequently.
For example, before driving in the morning (if convenient), lift them up slightly and use a damp cloth to wipe them gently. Check for any debris or leaves and remove them before allowing the wipers to work efficiently.

Lightly touch or run your fingers over the wiper blades.
To check their condition, you can easily assess the state of the blades by lightly touching or running your fingers along them. If you feel any unevenness or stiffness, it indicates that the rubber is deteriorating. You can also test them by spraying water on the windshield and activating the wipers. If you hear a loud, scraping sound or the blades do not wipe the water cleanly, it means the rubber is worn out.

Observe marks on the windshield.
Observe the windshield for any scratches or marks caused by the metal frame or the wiper arm. If you notice these marks, it means your wiper blades are no longer effective, and only the metal frame is making contact with the windshield. In this case, if the marks are deep, you may need to replace the windshield itself.

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