Wiper blades, windscreen wipers & wiper components
Keeping your vehicle ready for all weather conditions is essential and making sure your windscreen cleaning systems is operational and ready to go should be checked regularly. Having the ability to be able to clean obstructions or fluid from your windscreen while the vehicle is operational is often a requirement for the vehicle to be considered roadworthy, the process to inspect and maintain your windscreen cleaning system is fairly straight forward and can be done in minutes. The windscreen wipers and wiper blades are the most common things to check as they do wear out regularly or the rubbers can perish over time in hot dry climates. If your windscreen wipers are leaving streaks or marks on your windscreen, smearing water instead of displacing it or chattering or shuddering across your windscreen it is likely these need to be replaced. When purchasing your next set of windscreen wiper blades consider upgrading to higher grade wiper blade for longevity and better performance, a better wiper blade can also be more cost effective over the longer term as they don't need to be replaced as regularly. When replacing your wiper blades you can also just replace the wiper refill instead of the entire blade if the wiper blade is still in good condition,
Your wiper fluid levels should also be checked to ensure you have enough wiper fluid or windscreen additive in order to properly remove unwanted obstructions from you windscreen when required. The use of a good windscreen additive in your windscreen washer bottle will also dramatically improve the results you get combined with a good windscreen wiper and will leave your windscreen clear and unobstructed. It will also pay to inspect your windscreen washer jets for obstruction and make sure they are shooting your wiper fluid onto the optimum spot on your windscreen. If your windscreen washer jet is obstructed and your stream is not shooting directly onto your windscreen try clearing these with a safety pin or smaller object or consider replacing the windscreen washer jet all together. If nothing is happening at all when attempting to spray the windscreen wiper fluid onto the screen (and your fluid is topped up) then you may need to inspect or replace the windscreen washer pump. This is a small 12v pump that can often be found attached to or near to the windscreen washer bottle and can be easy to replace.