A windshield wiper has a pivoting arm with a long rubber blade. Powered by the wiper motor, the blade moves back and forth over the glass windshield, clearing debris and promoting visibility. Wiper blades are manufactured from rubber and as such, the sun and other elements cause damage that prevents the blades from doing their job.
Facts to Note:
Oil or wax build up on the windshield will not be cleansed by the windshield wipers.
How to Fix:
Remove and change wiper blade(s)
Have your wiper blades checked and changed yearly. The best time for this is right after summer, before the rainy season sets in.
Common symptoms indicating you may need to change the Windshield Wiper Blade
Streaking of windshield.
Screechy or scraping sound when blades are working.
Importance of this service
Your windshield wipers are responsible for giving you visibility out of your windshield. When you pull the lever on your steering column, the rubber windshield wiper blades move across your windshield and wipe away any water or debris that has settled on the glass.
When your windshield wiper blades break or got damaged, the wipers will not be able to clean away your windshield. If you are driving in the rain, your vehicle will have no way of getting the water off of the windshield, and you will have next to no visibility, which makes driving very dangerous.