Can Worn Windshield Wiper Blades Ruin My Windshield?

Yes, worn wiper blades can ruin your windshield. They might seem harmless even though the rubber is worn, but changing your windshield wiper blades when they need it is as important as changing your motor oil. United Diesel can change your wiper blades for you if you don’t want to mess with it. Here is how worn blades can cause problems even though it seems as if they shouldn’t.

Prevention Is the Best Medicine

We all know this famous saying and in the case of windshield wiper blades, it’s true. Your windshield is more than just your lookout; it supports your automobile’s body, strengthening it, and making it better able to handle a crash. A weak windshield will shatter easier in an automobile accident, which makes the accident more dangerous to you and your passengers and to your vehicle’s body. Avoid the danger, or prevent it if we keep in line with our subhead, and take care of your windshield. Don’t neglect it.

Windshield Wiper Damage

Windshield wiper damage comes in a couple of shapes and sizes. If your blade rubber is worn down and frayed, you might end up with the metal portion of the wiper blade scraping against the windshield. This can scratch your windshield and weaken its surface. You can’t treat windshield scratches like you can exterior paint scratches. They don’t buff out. They harm the glass. And, what’s worse, a scratched windshield is more than just damaged; it’s also more expensive to replace than wiper blades.

Another form of windshield wiper damage is dry scraping. If you don’t keep your windshield clean and accidentally turn on the wiper blades when it isn’t raining, you will scratch your windshield with the dirt on it. As the blades move across the windshield, they pick up the dirt on the windshield and grind it into the glass. The dirt particles can scratch your windshield just as the metal from the wiper blade arms can, so keep your windshield clean to improve your vision and prevent unintentional wiper blade damage.

Other Precautionary Steps

If you stay on top of your windshield washer fluid reservoir to ensure it’s always full, you reduce the risk of running your blades on a dry windshield because you’re out of washer fluid. Also, inspect your wiper wash nozzles each time you wash your car, truck, or SUV to make sure they aren’t clogged. Inspect your windshield wipers blades, too, before each rainy season to make certain they are in good shape. Signs of wear include dirt that cannot be removed and worn or separating rubber.

United Diesel in Flowery Branch, GA, can replace your wiper blades in a jiffy. Call us at 770-967-8333.