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Top Signs That You Need New Windshield Wiper Blades

Windshield Wiper Blades

Operating windshield wipers are imperative to both your safety and the safety of other motorists on the road. We often don't forget about them and don't consider them part of our regular vehicle maintenance. However, they are just as important as your oil change and tire rotations. Please do not wait until it's too late to replace your wiper blades, as it could lead to major accidents and injuries.

If you want to be extra cautious, you should replace your wipers every six to twelve months. The interval between each replacement can vary depending on usage, blade quality, and other outside factors. 

Here's What to Look Out For

You can rely on your senses to determine whether you need new windshield wiper blades. Good, functioning wipers should always be able to clean and clear out the rain or snow on your windshield. Here are top symptoms to be on the lookout for:

Squeaky Sounds

It can be very frustrating and distracting to hear high-pitched screeches while trying to focus on the road. If you notice this annoying sound, you should get your wipers replaced ASAP.


If you observe unpleasant streaks on your windshield, it is a clear sign you need to renew your windshield wipers. From time to time, cleaning the blades with a rag will temporarily fix the problem, but if the streaks persist, get your blades replaced immediately.

Gap Between Wipers and Windshield

If the wipers aren't reaching all parts of your windshield, then that means they've been neglected and need a replacement. The reason behind the opening is most likely due to worn-out rubber or bent frames.

We highly advise that you don't procrastinate on having your windshield wipers replaced. Old and worn wipers will leave you facing many hazards on the road. Our skillful technicians can examine your wiper blades and install fresh-new wipers that suit your vehicle. Please do not hesitate to give us a call or stop by Elite Imports & Auto Repair today.