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Do Your Wipers Need Changing?

Most drivers don't even realise they need new wipers until a storm approaches or heavy rain begins to fall. 

Deteriorated wipers produce an uneven wipe, which prevents proper contact with the windshield surface leaving you without a clear view of the road ahead. 

To avoid this, check your wipers once a month and if any of the conditions below describe your wipers, replace them today with new quality blades...

Streaking - Caused by dry rubber that has hardened and cracked. Streaking can also be caused by tree sap, road tar and other foreign substances on the blade rubber.   

Chattering - Caused by the “permanent set” or “curve” in the rubber that some wiper blades develop while they are not being used. This condition is characterised by the chattering sound the blade makes as it passes across the windshield.

Worn Rubber - General rounding of the wiping edge caused by age. Just like any component exposed to the elements, your wiper blades will wear out.

Split Rubber - A condition found on blades that are old, or may be due to the effects of the sun's ultraviolet rays on the rubber. This is especally true under the harsh Australian sun.  

Bent Refill or Wiper Frame - Sometimes caused by automatic car washes

Also ensure your windscreen washer reservoir contains an additive to help clean road grime when you need it most.   You can learn more about keeping your windscreen clean here.

No matter where you live, unpredictable and harsh weather will affect driving visibility, so be ready with a reliable, quality set of wiper blades when the time comes.  Your local Repco Authorised Service Centre will check your wiper blade condition as part of our 65 Point Safety Check.