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How to Clean Windshield Wiper Blades

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When you drive in wet weather or dusty conditions, it seems like your wiper blades always leave streaks unless they're brand new. No matter how many times you spray your washer fluid, the wipers leave little lines of water or big swaths of uncleared spots on your windshield glass. Do they need to be replaced again? Shouldn’t they last at least six months to a year?

The effective operation of your wiper blades comes down to their ability to apply even pressure on the windshield glass. You need a clean windshield and clean wiper blades in order to clear everything away from obstructing your view of the road.

Cleaning your wiper blades is a straightforward procedure that only takes a couple minutes. You need:

  • A few clean rags or paper towels
  • Washer fluid or hot soapy water
  • Rubbing alcohol

Before you clean your wiper blades make sure your car is clean. Either wash it yourself or take it through the car wash as the purpose is to remove as much general dirt and grime as possible.

  1. Lift your wiper blades from the windshield glass.

  2. Apply a small amount of washer fluid to one of your clean rags and wipe the edge of your wiper blade. You can also use hot, soapy water to wipe down the edge of the blade. Make several passes over the wiper blade with the rag until no more dirt comes off the rubber edge of the blade.

  3. Wipe the hinged areas of the wiper blade as well to ensure smooth, fluid movement.

  4. Wipe the edge of the clean wiper blade with a small amount of rubbing alcohol. This will remove any soapy film or residue that is left on the rubber.


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Jason

14 years of experience
116 reviews
Jason
14 years of experience
Nissan Rogue - Windshield Wiper Blade - Queens Village, New York
Completed all tasks perfectly and in a timely manner. Explained all steps clearly every step of the way.
Lincoln Town Car - Windshield Wiper Blade - Brooklyn, New York
Jason was professional, courteous, helpful and was even willing to get into the trunk to diagnose the problem

John

26 years of experience
552 reviews
John
26 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz E350 - Windshield Wiper Blade - Seabrook, Texas
John is great, easy to talk to, very reassuring, kind , always has a smile on his face, but most importantly he does great work!!
Ford E-150 Econoline - Windshield Wiper Blade - Friendswood, Texas
Conscientious diagnostician, a really excellent, competent mechanic. Goes above and beyond the minimum required. Cheerful, confident attitude.

Honorio

18 years of experience
806 reviews
Honorio
18 years of experience
Mazda CX-5 - Windshield Wiper Blade - Mountain View, California
He was very good at doing everything I signed up for. Helped also helped me identify an issue with my car.
Mazda 2 - Windshield Wiper Blade - Stanford, California
Very efficient - gave great advice on how to take care of car. Advised if parts/repairs are not needed. Great experience.

Alexander

19 years of experience
96 reviews
Alexander
19 years of experience
Toyota Corolla - Windshield Wiper Blade - Orlando, Florida
Very knowledgeable and friendly. Great at explaining and going through the process step by step. Fast and efficient service.

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