Skipping, Split, Streaky, or Squeaky Windshield Wipers?

Replace Wiper Blades

Wiper blades are an easy-to-replace part that remove elements and debris from the windshield that may obstruct the driver’s vision. If you have skipping, split, streaky, or squeaky windshield wipers obscuring the windshield, they can make driving unsafe, especially in rougher driving conditions, and they can also prevent your car from passing inspection. This post reviews how to tell if your windshield wiper blades are worn out and how to replace them yourself.

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Symptoms of Bad Windshield Wipers

4 Signs You Need New Windshield Wiper Blades

If your windshield wipers display any of these symptoms, inspect their condition.

1. Squeaky Windshield Wipers

Squeaky windshield wipers make a squeaking sound when in use, because they are old and worn out.

If the new wiper blades are squeaking, it’s usually from the windshield’s glass. Make sure the blades are connected securely and clean the windshield with windshield washer fluid.

2. Streaky Windshield Wipers

Streaky windshield wiper blade

Streaky wiper blades will leave streaks on the windshield. This can obstruct vision and in some conditions make driving difficult and unsafe.

3. Windshield Wipers Skipping

Windshield wipers skipping

Wiper blades that skip do not make consistent contact with the windshield. They may be bent or the rubber blade may be worn.

4. Stripped or Torn Windshield Wipers

Broken and stripped windshield wiper

A stripped windshield wiper blade will have a good portion of the blade torn or separated, which can make streaks on the windshield and seeing the road difficult.

Streaks on the windshield from a stripped windshield wiper

How to Replace a Wiper Blade

Learn how to replace a windshield wiper blade and do other repairs with 1A Auto’s how-to videos.

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How to Fix Skipping, Split, Streaky, or Squeaky Windshield Wipers
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How to Fix Skipping, Split, Streaky, or Squeaky Windshield Wipers
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If you have skipping, split, streaky, or squeaky windshield wipers, they might need to be replaced. This article explains how to diagnose and fix windshield wipers.
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