When you are driving on the road on a rainy day, do you still notice your windshield wipers creaking on the windshield, even if there is heavy rain to push it away?
You will hear that windshield wipers do this for several reasons, and you should always fix the problem. The squeak is bad for the windshield wiper blade or the windshield itself!
- Wiper blade squeaks during operation : it means that the wiper frame is twisted upwards. If it becomes downward, it needs to be twisted in the opposite direction until the abnormal noise is eliminated.
- Wiper blade itself problems : It will crack, age, and become hard after a period of use. The simplest and most effective way is to replace the wiper blade with a new one.
- There is a foreign body between the wiper blade and the windshield : With the sharp sound of friction between the wiper blade and the front windshield glass, the owner can check and clean the wiper blade or foreign matter under the wiper to ensure that the wiper blade is clean.
- Linkage mechanism : The deformation of the mechanism or the influence of the motor, gap relay, etc. may cause abnormal noise. In addition, due to a long time of use, the mechanism deforms, freezes, rusts, and so on.
- The angle of the wiper blade/arm : The angle of the wiper blade and the wiper arm is incorrect, which causes the wiper blade to jump on the windshield, causing abnormal noise.
How to stop the windshield squeaking!
It is difficult to determine the exact cause of the problem, but what you really want to know is: How do I stop it?Cleaning the windshield wiper blade.
The best way to prevent the windshield wiper blade from squeaking is to wipe the windshield wiper blade with vinegar regularly to prevent dust accumulation or other contamination. Just dip the cotton cloth in the vinegar and try again. You can also use baking soda mixed with water to clean the windshield wiper blade.
Replace your wiper blade refills. Roughly once a year, particularly in the Spring / Summer when it’s really rainy, you should change your wiper blade refills. Helps prevent the wiper blade from creaking on the windshield.
Keep the wiper blades soft
Your windshield wipers should not be too wet or too dry-either way, they will be damaged. To keep the wiper blade soft, you can use rubbing alcohol to clean the blade. Over time, the rubber loses its elasticity, deforms, and no longer fits the shape of the windshield.
This can cause the wiper blade to creak on the windshield. In addition, as the wiper blades age, you should replace the entire wiper assembly.