How to Make Your Windshield Wiper Blades Last Longer

Windshield wipers are often underappreciated until a rainstorm comes by or dust and bugs hit your windscreen. When you can’t properly see through your windshield, it’s time to turn these on. To make sure you’re safe in hazardous conditions, make sure your windshield wipers are clean and effective. Below are some of the best practices for preserving your wiper blades:

Step 1: Inspect the Wiper Blades

The windshield wipers should not be too tight, loose, small, or big. We suggest checking on the appearance of the wiper blades as a part of your routine. A good time to check them is when you’re filling up at the gas station. Some signs of wear and tear to look for are glazing, fraying, and cracking on the rubber side.

Step 2: Make Any Adjustments

If they are loose or tight, make any adjustments needed. Otherwise, the wipers may skip and jump when you turn them on. Your windshield wipers should cover your windshield smoothly.

Step 3: Wipe Them Down

Last but not least, you should give your windshield and the wipers a food cleaning every once in a while. Most of the time, water will do. Over time, dust, dirt, and other contaminants can cling onto the rubbery side of the blades. This will ensure your windshield wipers aren’t wiping grime over your windshield.


Windshield wipers can last up to a year when they’re properly taken care of. If you need help with changing your windshield wiper blades or any other maintenance item, count on the professionals at German Car Depot for help!

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