As one of the most prominent parts of your car, your windshield is exposed to all kinds of damaging agents, including worn-out windshield wipers. In this article, we discuss if windshield wipers scratches can be removed and provide some useful tips to keep your windshield in top condition.
Can Windshield Wiper Scratches be Removed?
Like any other part of your vehicle, your windshield wipers need to be replaced regularly. Neglecting to do so can be dangerous because a dirty or scratched windshield may impair your ability to see the road and identify potential hazards.
In extreme cases, your wiper blades can be so worn-out that the inner metallic component ends up scratching the glass. What to do in those cases?
The first thing to do is to act immediately as soon as you notice that your wiper blades are scratching the windshield. Procrastination will only lead to deeper scratches that will be harder (and more costly) to repair.
If your wiper blades are scratching the glass, you absolutely have to replace them — they do more harm than good at this point.
In some cases, DIY repairs like clear nail polish or a glass repair kit may be enough. However, this will only work for very superficial scratches.
In all other situations, it’s advisable to get your windshield serviced by a professional. This area of your car is subject to all types of extreme conditions, so a poor DIY job may not last long. As a general rule, if you run the tip of your finger over the glass and the scratch stops your nail, then it’s time to contact the professionals at Inland Empire Autobody and Paint.
How to Avoid Windshield Wiper Scratches
Here are some tips to protect your windshield from wiper blade scratches.
- Pay attention to your windshield. When you wash your car, take the time to inspect the windshield up close. The earlier you spot the scratches, the easier it will be to repair them.
- Replace your wiper blades regularly. Experts recommend installing a new set every six to twelve months.
- Keep your wiper fluid topped off. In addition to its cleaning properties, wiper fluid also lessens the wear and tear on the glass caused by the contact with the wiper blades.
- Repair small scratches as soon as possible.
More Tips and Ideas for Your Car
Keep your vehicle in top condition with these previous posts that cover every aspect of the care and maintenance of your car.
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- Transporting a Christmas tree? Here’s how to do it without damaging your car
- How to protect the paint of a new car
- 3 Car care tips for pet owners
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