Effects of Damaged Wiper Blades on the Windshield
Posted in Windshield Repair, on April 16, 2020 By Admin
Most car owners expect windshield damage to be caused by some sort of road debris. While it’s true that most windshield chips and cracks are caused by debris impact, damaged wiper blades can also cause problems to the windshield.
Unfortunately, damaged wiper blades do cause problems – so much that windshield replacement could be necessary. It may not go to that extent, but without precautions there might well be a need for full car windshield replacement.
If you’ve noticed unusual scratches on your front windshield, you’ve probably realized that your windshield wipers could be faulty. Whatever the source of damage, faulty wipers can create slight abrasions that actually worsen over time.
Windshield wipers could be damaged or simply worn out
It’s not a surprise that faulty wipers can cause visibility issues when driving. This is particularly true during nighttime driving, or when it’s raining, snowing, or hailing. Those streaks across the windshield can comprise the driving view and even make things dangerous.
With any type of windshield damage, it’s obviously preferable to avoid complete car windshield replacement. The problem, of course, is that some damages cannot be repaired effectively. At this point, professional windshield replacement could be the only possible option.
Windshield wiper damage can take on various forms. The fact is, not even high quality wipers last forever, and even high-end wipers can be damaged. As an example, the rubber edging of a wiper could be worn out and the exposed metal could scrape over the windshield.
Wiper blades are designed to “push down” firmly across the windshield glass. When the rubber is deteriorated, the metal portion of the wiper blade grazes the glass surface. And when a problem like this is neglected, the scratches can quickly become deeper and deeper.
When left unattended, a scratched windshield can actually create hazardous driving conditions.
- water streaks can occur while the wipers are swiping
- with scratches, sunlight and headlamps are distorted
- faulty blades do not properly clean all the windshield
- without repairs the glass surface will likely get worse
Sometimes, windshield damage can be repaired by professionals
At General Auto Glass, in-house professionals can inspect a windshield and determine the extent of surface damage. Sometimes, this type of damage can be repaired using professional restoration techniques. On the downside, some damage cannot be repaired.
Clearly, damaged windshield wipers should be replaced in order to prevent more glass damage. After that, windshield repairs or replacement can be considered. For full windshield replacement, General Auto Glass installs quality original factory glass (OEM).
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At General Auto Glass vehicle owners are assured of brand name glass products and high quality installations. We offer competitive industry prices – we pay your insurance deductible – and we completely guarantee everything we repair and replace.