Simple Solutions for Squeaky Windshield Wiper Problems
Improper Installation of Windshield Wiper Assembly Can Cause Squeaky Windshield Wipers
Improper installation of windshield wipers can be the reason for the squeaking that you are hearing. For example, if it’s not positioned to prevent airflow between the windshield and windshield wiper blades you may hear squeaking.
If you are unsure of how to determine proper windshield wiper assembly, our team here at Asher Automotive can assist you with this. If this is the case, our professional mechanics can replace your windshield wiper blade refills. This is inexpensive maintenance that we recommend performing once a year to prevent squeaky windshield wipers.
Over or Under Usage Can Cause Windshield Wiper Blades to Become Brittle
The reason behind your squeaky windshield wipers may be either over or under usage, as this can cause them to become brittle. Keep your windshield wipers from being too moist or too dry by simply cleaning the blades with Rubbing Alcohol.
Accumulation of Dirt Can Cause Squeaky Windshield Wipers
Squeaky windshield wipers may occur as a result of dirt being on them. Because they are made to wipe glass, any dirt and dust that sticks to the blades prevent them from running smoothly over the windshield. Not only will you have irritating squeaky windshield wipers, but you will also begin to notice the damage on your windshield auto glass.
Thoroughly cleaning your windshield wipers can resolve this issue. We recommends using a glass cleaner and a squeegee or clean cloth for this.
Defective Windshield Wiper Blades Can Result in a Squeaky Noise
Lastly, your windshield wiper blades can possibly have a defect from the manufacturer that led to the squeaking noise you are hearing. If you see that the rubber on your windshield wiper blades appears tattered, it’s time to change them. Over time, use can cause the rubber to lose its shape and it will no longer contour to the shape of your windshield, resulting in in squeaky windshield wipers.
In addition, as your wipers age, it is important to replace your entire wiper assembly. The older your windshield wipers get, the more difficult it is to keep it in the right position that prevents airflow. At Asher Automotive, we can resolve squeaky windshield wipers caused by this issue with a simply changing of your entire windshield wiper blade assembly.
If you have squeaky windshield wipers, don’t hesitate to stop by our shop. Asher Automotive’s team of professional mechanics can resolve any of the issues mentioned above to ensure your windshield wipers are working properly before the next rainy day! Contact us to schedule your replacement!