A clear view is particularly important in road traffic. Anyone who has ever used old or even defective wiper blades will know for sure how this affects their own driving style. Here lurk large dangers, with which also the best brakes no longer use anything. For the reason you should check your windscreen wipers regularly and change them at least once a year.
For the wiper blades it is advisable to pay attention to TÜV-tested products. This is the only way to guarantee perfect and long-lasting functionality of the wipers. Original windscreen wipers also have the highest accuracy of fit with the wiper arms. Therefore you can always rely on reliable wiper blades with the right care. In the lower part of the page we show which influences lead to higher wear and how to detect defective wiper rubbers. In addition, we give a few tips on how to extend the life of the windscreen wiper blades.
Sunlight, cold and ice stress the wiper blades and lead to faster wear. Increased sunlight makes the wipers dry and porous, while cold makes the wiper rubbers stiff, cracked and brittle. The biggest enemy, however, is ice on frozen windows or leaves and tree needles.
Many try to clean the icy or coarsely dirty windscreens with the windscreen wipers out of convenience. However, this puts an enormous strain on the wiper blades, as they are only designed to remove disturbing moisture and dirt from the windscreens. Stronger stress leads inevitably to a higher wear, which can lead to the fact that the windscreen wipers must be changed several times in the year.
A worn wiper blades are generally noticeable by smearing and leaving streaks on the windscreen. Windscreen wipers should also be replaced if the wiper rubbers are no longer correctly attached to the wiper arm, but are dragged behind when wiping. In extreme cases it can also happen that parts of the wiper rubber are already missing or residues stick to the windscreen. Then urgent action is necessary.
With old or even defective windscreen wipers, visibility is severely impaired when driving. This leads to other road users being seen too late or not at all. It is also easy to be unable to see the course of the road sufficiently. You can quickly get off the road or build avoidable accidents that might cost someone their lives.
If the wiper blades no longer function sufficiently and a direct change is not possible, the driving style should be adjusted accordingly. This includes, for example, the following behaviors:
Not always do smearing windscreen wipers mean that the wiper rubbers are worn out. Sometimes they simply carry dirt with them, such as pollen. In such cases it is sufficient to clean the wiper blades with a damp cloth. Further care tips are:
If the measures are no longer sufficient, it is essential to change the windscreen wipers. By the way, rear windscreen wipers also wear out over time, although not as fast as the front wiper blades in most cases. Therefore, it is worth taking care of the rear windscreen wipers and checking them regularly.
In our shop you will find the original windscreen wipers of the vehicle manufacturers, which are characterized by the highest quality. In addition, we have also put together matching wiper sets. These include either both wiper blades for the front or even the right rear window wiper in addition. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our service team.