Here’s How to Fix Car Wipers Squeak!

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Wipers squeak, what causes it? When it rains and the roads get wet, car wipers are one of the essential devices that ensure your visibility on the road. However, sometimes what should be a solution becomes a problem when the car wipers start making annoying squeaking noises.

Squeaking sounds on car wipers are not only annoying, but can also be a sign that there is a problem that needs to be addressed. From worn rubber to dirt buildup, there are several common causes behind the squeaking of car wipers. In this  TransTRACK article, we will explore these causes and how to fix them so that you can get back to enjoying your ride with clear, uninterrupted visibility. Let’s dive in together!

Causes of Car Wipers Squeak

Here are some common causes of Car Wipers Squeak:

Old Wipers

When car wipers have been used for a long period of time, the rubber or sweeping cloth on the wipers will experience wear and tear. As a result, the rubber or squeegee surface becomes unsmooth, and when the wipers move over the windshield, the friction between the rubber and the windshield can produce an unwanted squeaking sound. At some point, there can even be striping on the windshield due to worn rubber.

Inadequate Wiper Condition

Wipers that are damaged, worn, or poorly attached to the wiper arm can also cause squeaking. For example, if the spring or drive mechanism on the wiper is damaged, the wiper may not move smoothly over the windshield, causing abnormal friction and resulting in a squeaking noise.

Dirt and Oil Buildup

Dust, dirt from the road, fine debris, or even oil from traffic can build up on the windshield and on the wiper rubber. When the wipers move, this dirt and oil can become an obstacle, causing abnormal friction and producing a squeaking sound. Sometimes, even if dirt only accumulates on the wiper rubber, the friction between the dirty rubber and the windshield can also produce a squeaking sound.

Extreme Weather Conditions

Squeaking car wipers can be caused by faster wear and tear in extreme weather conditions such as strong sunlight or extreme cold. Heat can cause the wiper rubber to dry out and break, while extreme cold temperatures can make the rubber stiff and inelastic, reducing the wipers’ ability to clean the windshield properly.

Use of Improper Cleaning Fluid

The use of cleaning fluids that are not suitable for the car’s specifications can leave residue on the windshield and wiper rubber. This residue can cause abnormal friction when the wipers move, which in turn can produce squeaking.

In many cases, thoroughly cleaning the wipers and windshield and using an appropriate cleaning fluid can help resolve the squeaking sound. However, if the squeaking persists, it may be a sign that the wipers need to be replaced or there is another issue that needs to be fixed by a professional mechanic.

How to Fix Car Wipers Squeak

Overcoming Car Wipers Squeak must be done with thoroughness. Check out how to overcome Car Wipers Squeak below:

Check the Condition and Feasibility of Wiper Rubber

Check the condition of the wiper rubber regularly. Make sure there are no cracks, breaks, or signs of excessive wear. If the wiper rubber looks worn or damaged, then it may be time to replace it.

Cleaning the Glass Regularly

Cleaning the windshield regularly is very important. Dirt, dust and oil can accumulate on the windshield and cause unwanted friction when the wipers are used. Use a car glass cleaner and a microfiber cloth to clean the windshield properly.

Clean the Wiper Rubber Routinely

In addition to cleaning the windshield, make sure to clean the wiper rubber regularly. Use a soft cloth dampened with water or cleaning fluid to clean the wiper rubber from dirt, dust, and oil.

Softening the Wiper Rubber

If the wiper rubber feels stiff or dry, you can try to soften it again. One way to do this is to use a glass cleaner or special rubber cleaner that contains a softener. Apply the liquid to the wiper rubber and let it soak for a while before cleaning it.

Replace the Outdated Wiper Rubber

If the steps above do not solve the problem of squeaking wipers, the wiper rubber most likely needs to be replaced. Make sure to buy wiper rubber that matches the model and size of your car. A new wiper rubber replacement will ensure optimal performance and eliminate unwanted squeaking noises.

By taking these steps regularly, you can help solve the squeaking problem with your car’s wipers and ensure that your car’s windshield wiper system is working properly. If the problem persists, consult a professional mechanic for further examination.

When it comes to maintaining your vehicle’s optimal performance, regular maintenance is key. Well-functioning car wipers are an important part of driving safety, and troubleshooting squeaky wipers is an important step in maintaining clear visibility on the road.

By following the maintenance steps mentioned above, you can effectively solve the squeaking problem with your car wipers. However, there is nothing wrong with also utilizing technology to ease and improve your vehicle maintenance experience.

With TransTRACK’s Vehicle Maintenance System, you can have access to more detailed information about your vehicle’s routine maintenance. This system not only allows you to keep track of scheduled maintenance and replacement of components such as wiper rubber, but also provides reminders and recommendations based on kilometers traveled or time of use.

Don’t let squeaky wipers get in the way of your journey. With the help of TransTRACK’s  Vehicle Maintenance System, you can better plan your vehicle maintenance and keep your vehicle in the best condition possible. For more information, visit the TransTRACK website today!


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