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How do I know if I need new wiper blades?

How do I know if I need new wiper blades?

Back and forth, back and forth — no wonder windshield wipers get worn. Most lose their ability to provide clear vision after only 6 months. If you're struggling to see in the rain or snow while driving, it's past time to get new ones. Windshield wiper replacement is a fast, easy, low-cost upgrade that will seriously improve your safety, so don’t wait.

Here are the most common signs that new wiper blades are in order:

  • Streaking, smearing or hazing on the windshield when the wipers are activated in rain or snow.
  • A chattering sound when your wipers are on. This noise means they're not swiping smoothly but popping up and down as they go.
  • The blades are pulling away from the windshield at higher speeds instead of sitting snugly against the windshield.
  • The rubber has split into sections or pulled away from the wiper arm. This will cause a slapping sound when you turn on the windshield wipers.
  • The rubber edge looks worn or torn in places, or the metal arm is bent or cracked.

Come into any of our stores, and our experts will let you know which wiper blade sizes you need, make recommendations on the best wipers for your climate and get your new wiper blades installed. Click below to schedule an appointment or locate your nearest Big O Tires store.

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