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Why You Should Replace Your Windscreen Wipers This Summer

  • Most windscreen wipers are made with a rubber strip for the best combination of durability and flexibility. But which will degrade over time. 
  • Fluctuating weather, including the heat of the summer, can be a big cause of degradation. This causes the perishable rubber to crack and harden over time. 


If you think you can put off checking your windscreen wipers now that it’s summer, think again. Windscreen wipers degrade in any season. Gone is the overuse of winter, but now summer heat has arrived! 

Whatever the time of year, you don’t want to be caught short by our unpredictable British weather. Summer storms happen. Be prepared for anything the skies can hurl at us. 

So, what happens to my wipers?

Most windscreen wipers are made from rubber. This makes for excellent performance during their natural lifespan of around 12 months. But rubber is perishable and will eventually need replacing. 

Deterioration of your wipers can result from a variety of causes. Such as extremes in: 

  • Age 
  • Humidity 
  • Temperature 
  • Use 
  • Damage 

Once any of these have affected your wipers, the performance will only get worse. You may experience one or all of the following: 

  • Patchy performance 
  • Noisy squeaking 
  • Streaks and smears 

Sound familiar? Then it’s time to change your windscreen wipers. 

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No matter the season, you should regularly check your windscreen wipers for any evidence of deterioration. To prevent your windscreen being damaged, your wipers should perform smoothly and without damage to the rubber blade. 

Help your windscreen wipers last longer

All windscreen wipers have a lifespan. But you can get the most out of your blades in the future by doing the following: 

  • Park out of direct sunlight where possible. 
  • Clean your windscreen wipers regularly. 
  • Use your wipers only in wet conditions. 

Follow these easy tips and you could lengthen the life of your windscreen wipers significantly.  

Check out our easy and straightforward fitting guides to help you replace your next windscreen wipers from the comfort of your own home.  

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