Unfortunately, that wiper blades rank among the leading causes of windshield damage. As your best auto glass repair and replacement services, Miracle Auto Glass Company has come across hundreds of vehicles with scratches all over the windshield. On that note, here are a few guidelines on how you can give such scratches/damage a wide berth.
It is imperative to maintain the cleanliness of your windshield. Most scratches arising from wiper blades are caused by the accumulation of sap and gritty dirt on your windshield. Getting rid of the buildup through just wiper fluid might not be enough, so it pays to start with a thorough windshield hand washing before running the wipers. Also, make sure that you embrace regular rubber wiper blades cleaning.
Avoid running your wipers on dry windshields, and most of us have at one time, or another accidentally turned the wipers when there is no rain. Sadly, this may as well be the greatest cause of wiper scratches. But as stated above, keeping your windshield clean drastically lessens the chances of accidentally turning the wipers on.
Always ensure that your wiper fluid reservoir is full and working effectively. In case it barely sprays, scratches may ensue while attempting to clean the windshield. And in case the reservoir is full, take a look at the spray nozzles for clogging. If all these fail, then buying a new washer fluid pump might be the next best idea.
Check your wipers often, and when they get worn out, ensure that you replace them. After all, it will cost you less to replace wipers compared to a windshield! Also, inspect the clips to ensure they’re locked in place since loose ones can lead to scratches. On regular wipers, absent or loose clips permit the blade to twist or bend, and the metal part of your blade ends up scratching the glass.
At Miracle Auto Glass Company, we care for you and the welfare of your auto glass. We have been in this business for a long time, so we are masters in all matters windshield repair and replacement, plus your entire auto glass needs. Give us a call or visit our shop and we will take it from there!