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Signs That You Need New Windshield Wiper Blades

When to replace your windshield wipers MAIF Insurance OnlineWe have all been there when it starts raining, and you turn your windshield wiper blades only too find out that something has happened since the last time you have used them. Now they are not working correctly, and you can’t see while driving down the road in the rain! Well, we are going to help you stay ahead of the game, and get your windshield wiper blades changed before the rain hits while you are driving and can safely continue your commute, even in the rain.

Signs That You May Need New Windshield Wiper Blades

Change Of Season

  • First, you want to know what type of windshield wiper blades that you have installed on your vehicle now. If you have all-weather wiper blades which is most likely the case, that is ok. However, you want to make sure that you install winter-specific wipers in the wintertime as the winter element will damage regular wipers such as snow, ice, and the treatment material that they put on the road to prevent frost.

Not Enough Contact With Your Windshield

  • If your windshield wiper blades do not reach all parts of your windshield, then maybe they have been installed incorrectly, or the incorrect size is installed. No matter the reason, you need windshield wiper blades that reach as much as your windshield as possible per pass as this will help ensure that you have the clearest vision as possible.


  • If your windshield wipers are constantly streaking or making whining noises when they are operating, then this may be a sign that your wiper blades are dirty or damaged and may need to be replaced immediately.

Dry Rotting

  • Rubber is a material that is prone to dry rot over time no matter what as it is something that is going to happen at some point in time with rubber. The same thing will go on with your wiper blades, and you need to check them periodically for dry rotting. You know dry rotting will occur if the rubber looks very dry, cracked, and may even have pieces missing. If you notice dry rot on your wiper blades, then it is recommended that you replace them immediately.

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If you are interested in learning more about routine maintenance on your vehicle, such as windshield wiper blades, or if you are simply seeking new car insurance, contact our team at Maryland Auto Insurance Provider Online.

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