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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Honorio

17 years of experience
757 reviews
Honorio
17 years of experience
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.
Honda Fit - Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement - Palo Alto, California
Honorio always arrives on time, is knowledgeable about the work, and proactive in suggesting solutions. It is always a pleasure working with Honorio!

Gregory

29 years of experience
234 reviews
Gregory
29 years of experience
Ford F-150 - Windshield Wiper Blade - Evergreen, Colorado
Gregorys honesty and integrity were immediately evident and this is of highest importance to me... did great work..a top rate mechanic..professional friendly and listened to my concerns and addressed each one....was able to give cost estimate on other work needed which was extremely helpful...my truck is happy again! Thank you Gregory....i will never go to another shop again with the convenience honesty and expertise that i witnessed today!

Berchel

16 years of experience
97 reviews
Berchel
16 years of experience
Ford Escort - Windshield Wiper Blade - Baltimore, Maryland
Absolutely great. Called because he could get me in earlier; which I really appreciated. Was fast and efficient. Very friendly and was detailed about other things I needed done.

Vadym

4 years of experience
38 reviews
Vadym
4 years of experience
Dodge Grand Caravan - Windshield Wiper Blade - Aurora, Colorado
Vadym was professional and on time. He provided excellent feedback on what needed to be done and what didn't need to be done. I really appreciate that!

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