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How often should I replace windscreen wiper blades?

Really depends on several factors. First is weather extremes. Blades exposed to bright hot sun (tropical latitudes) or freezing conditions will deteriorate quicker. Blades exposed to heavy dust or ...
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How often should I replace windscreen wiper blades?

I generally replace mine as soon as they show signs of fatigue, or when I think "ooh, I've not done those in a while" - usually after about 2 years. Don't wait until they perish completely and scratch ...
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How often should I replace windscreen wiper blades?

I've always replaced mine as soon as they don't clean the window. Sometimes the problem is streaking, other times its chattering because the wipers don't want to flex right on the back stroke. ...
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What's the difference between cheap windshield wipers and expensive ones?

In my (anecdotal)experience, living in the north east and dealing with heavy snow 3 months out of the year, the $20 - $30 beam windshield wiper blade I purchased has lasted years. The cheap ...
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How would you repair a clogged windshield wiper sprayer?

High Pressure Air I would disconnect the hose from that sprayer from the motor that gives it the pressure to spray. I would go where there is high pressure air. In my case that would be my shop. I ...
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Which grease should I use on wiper mechanisms?

Use the lithium or silicone grease! Copper grease is primarily used to prevent the seizing of parts which become extremely hot, like the exhaust system. But it is not a lubricant in first place. The ...
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How to remove the Toyota Aygo Now windshield wiper

It should be fairly easy. You have a hook type arm connector. Turn the blade so it is perpendicular to the arm, then pull the whole thing back towards the base of the arm. It should pop free with a ...
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Water on windshield reveals "trace areas" of wiper blades

As I understand your question, you have your car washed at an automatic car wash fairly frequently. Automatic car washes apply a wax / water repellent to the car near the end of the cycle. Even if you ...
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Does Rain-ex damage wipers?

Drawing from years of experience with many glass treatments, if anything, RainX increases the wiper blade life when used properly. This could either be due reduced use of the wipers or the added ...
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Does Rain-ex damage wipers?

Rain-X, like any chemical that sticks around, has a residual film which can attract dust and debris. When you used your wipers on this chemical it allowed everything that has been accumulating on ...
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My wind shield wiper is not working

on rockauto.com - Wiper / Washer Switch lets see if this link works. If not, you can follow it on https://www.rockauto.com Chrysler - 2009 - Sebring - 3.5L - Electrical-Switch & Relay - ...
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How often should I replace windscreen wiper blades?

Also in the UK I replace mine when they leave significant streaks on a clean, wax-free windscreen and the problem isn't fixed by cleaning the blades with neat screenwash on a rag. At the same time as ...
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How would you repair a clogged windshield wiper sprayer?

I've managed to repair these jets (and re-align them) by using a dress pin pushed down the nozzle. Typically either dirt or polish (depending on how you maintain your car) accumulates at the exit ...
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How often should I replace windscreen wiper blades?

As I haven't enough reputation I'll have to answer by new thread :( But I'm agree with @Nick-C as my wipers is running on the at last 4. year now (living in DK) But or how long they last depend on ...
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Can you replace only the rubber in 2008 Jetta (Mk5) wipers?

You change the whole wiper Nobody makes just the rubber and sells it. They fit it to various wiper frame components that fit different models and sell the to the owners of the vehicle the wiper ...
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Can I repair the rear wiper myself on my Toyota Yaris?

Easiest fix would probably be to buy a complete wiper assembly from a vehicle breakers yard (or Ebay) and swap your old one for the new. It should be simple enough for a noob to do. From your ...
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Can I repair the rear wiper myself on my Toyota Yaris?

The symptoms you describe would indicate that the electrical portion of your rear wiper system is working. It's likely there is an internal failure of a mechanical component of the wiper motor. ...
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Wipers malfunction: they automatically start and don't stop at the correct place

There's a couple of things on the Captiva that can cause this - the root of the problem is that the wipers aren't registering as being in the "park" position correctly. This can be caused either by ...
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Why do I get smudges on my windscreen? Wipers or fluid?

From my experience, this is caused from two issues which sort of exacerbate each other. First, your wipers aren't working as designed. Most likely, they have "gunk" on them which if cleaned ...
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Wiper arm nut loosens

Use some light type Loctite 222 (no affiliation). It will hold the nut in place without the issue of it being hard to remove if you ever need to.
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Silicone wiper blades for Honda Civic sedan?

I have found that the only aftermarket blades that will fit on my 2006 Honda Civic Sedan are Rain-X latitude beam blade in sizes B28-2 & B24-2 for the driver and passenger, respectively. I’ve ...
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Removing Wiper Arm from Chevy Suburban?

The wiper arm is on a tapered shaft, so it won't release easily. I did some grinding/modifying on a puller I had on hand and was able to get the arm loose. I checked two parts houses for the arm ...
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Abnormal wiper speeds and intermittent failure of wipers, 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab

I replaced the wiper assembly (wiper motor, module and transmission arm) it restored all the functions. Intermittent now works perfectly and the slight delay on the right wiper from the pivot being ...
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How often should I replace windscreen wiper blades?

Given the variety of road and weather conditions, I too, would simply say replace them when they cease to do a good job. However, in addition to regularly cleaning the windscreen, you should also ...
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How often should I replace windscreen wiper blades?

I do it as part of my "get ready for winter" maintenance every fall. As with most car maintenance it should be preventative, not wait until it fails. It's a safety issue, not just for you, but others ...
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How often should I replace windscreen wiper blades?

Good question. Like you said, the professionals tend to say around 6 months to a year. One person actually recommends four months in hotter climates. This comes down to a question of how well you ...
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Windshield wipers not wiping properly

If the wiper isn't contacting in the center, this is usually a sign the spring in the wiper arm has been distorted or is no longer strong enough to hold the wiper down. There are two ways you can ...
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2012 Jeep Wrangler JKU turn signal, horn and wipers stopped working

I found at least one solution that seems to have worked. Unhook the battery, wait 10 minutes and then hook it back up. This forces a computer reset and magically everything started working again. When ...
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how to remove valvoline wiper blades on 2014 honda civic

Insert a small screwdriver between the wiperarm and the ridged piece. Pry the ridged piece up. With the arm away from the windshield tap on the end of the blade. This should release the wiper from the ...
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2005 Honda CR-V wiper blade sizes

"Trico brand exact original replacement" lists 21" drivers side, 20" passenger side and 10" for the rear. You will find some variation between brands. This is sometimes done to limit the number of ...
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