What to know about the Windshield Wiper Refill:
The wiper arm is mounted below the windshield and is fixed to the wiper linkage, which moves the arms back and forth. The wiper blade itself attaches to the arm, and holds a wiper insert, or wiper refill. The wiper refill is what really makes contact with the windshield and removes water and snow, allowing you to have a clear view of the road ahead.
After some time, your wiper inserts will begin to wear. The rubber weathers, with cracks and tearing, causing poor contact with the windshield glass and poor clearing.
Facts to Note:
Due to normal wear and tear, windshield wiper refills will start to shrink, crack and dry, making them unable to efficiently clear water from the windshield glass.
Wiper blades in poor condition can create a safety issue as your view of the road is obstructed.
How to Fix:
The wiper arms are taken away from the windshield
The wiper blade supporter is unclipped from the wiper arm
The defective wiper is taken away from the wiper blade holder the new one installed
The wiper blade holder is reinstalled onto the wiper arms
The wiper arms are lowered down to windshield and tested to function properly
Have your windshield wiper refills changed whenever you notice poor windshield clearing and cleaning. Most experts recommend changing your inserts every six months or so, with variations based on the temperatures and weather conditions. It is necessary that you obtain the right size blades for your car. Your driver’s side blade will have a different length from the passenger side in most cases, and each vehicle requires a specific size combination.
Common symptoms indicating you may need to replace the Windshield Wiper Refill
The wiper blades leave streaks on the windshield
Precipitation is not totally cleared from the windshield in a single pass
Torn rubber is trailing from the wiper blade
Importance of this service:
Windshield wiper refill replacement is essential to ensure safety while driving in inclement weather. Have one of your expert mechanics change your inserts, which will ensure the right size refills, and survey for any potential problems with the wiper system.