Windshield wipers can also create hazardous driving conditions when you are driving at night or when it’s raining or snowing. Streaks across the glass can block your view and make it difficult to notice curves, road signs, or oncoming traffic.
If you think that your windshield is scratched, then below are some simple steps that you can take to have the windshield repaired or replaced. If you have any further questions about your windshield wipers or windshield, then contact SWP Glass at +1 (469) 494-3807.
How Windshield Wiper Blades Damage a Windshield
The rubber edge of a windshield wiper wears out in time. The exposed metal contacts the windshield glass and scrapes across it as the wiper oscillates side to side.
Since the blades are designed to press firmly against the glass, the wipers cause the metal to dig into the surface. The metal creates small indentations throughout the windshield. If you neglect to remove the wipers, the scratches and streaks will become more defined.
Faulty Wipers Create Hazardous Driving Conditions
A scratched windshield can lead to other problems that will arise over time such as:
● Driving distractions such as water streaks occur while the wipers are in use.
● Scratches reflect sunlight and headlamps from oncoming cars. Light is distorted or magnified, causing limited vision.
● The wiper blades will not wipe all the water from the windshield surface. Water will collect on the windshield and limit vision.
● New wiper blades quickly wear out due to the rough glass surface.
Windshield Repair or Full Replacement
If you believe that a faulty or worn wiper damages your windshield, then bring into our service center for a full inspection.