Q: How can I tell if I need new windshield wiper blades

asked by on November 09, 2017

How can I tell if my wiper blades need to be replaced?

You can tell if your vehicle needs wiper blades by first doing a physical inspection to look for torn or hard rubber on the blade. Then when wiping window if you get excessive noise or not cleaning water from windshield completely.

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