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Inspection and Replacement
Wiper Blades are a crucial vehicle safety feature. They must be in good enough condition to clear rain, insects, dirt and snowflakes that can all collect on the windscreen. Use our guide to Wiper Blade inspection and replacement for safer, clearer driving vision.
As a rule windscreen Wiper Blades should be replaced at least once per year. In northern Europe they will usually need replacing once in summer and once in winter as light and moisture deteriorate the rubber blade. In southern Europe the Wiper Blade’s lifetime is shortened by intensive sun light (UV radiation), and will usually need annual replacement.
Wiper Blades eventually deteriorate with use, producing a streaky or uneven finish on the windscreen. To ensure a clear, safe field of vision even in bad weather, it is important to ensure the Wiper Blades are regularly checked and replaced as soon as deterioration is seen.
Make it a date
As a general rule, Wiper Blades should be changed once a year.
These are the four main signs of Wiper Blade deterioration that are visible on the windscreen glass. These symptoms will help you determine when a Wiper Blade needs changing.