Windshield wipers are a necessity in the winter, but they can be an annoyance if they squeak. It’s a problem that many people have dealt with at one time or another. There are three ways you can try to stop your blades from making noise, and we’re going to list them here.
3 Ways to Try!
First, if you haven’t already done so, be sure to tighten the bolts on the wiper arm assembly as well as lubricate the pivot points of the arms where they meet up with metal brackets. This should help eliminate any chances for vibration when wiping rain off your windshield. And keep your blades from hitting the rubber mat on your windshield by placing something soft like a towel over it.
Second option would be to apply some silicone lubricant where the pivot point meets up with metal brackets for even more friction reduction. This solution should also work well if you’ve already tried adjusting your wiper arm assembly bolts but it hasn’t helped fix the problem yet.
And last Clean The Blades. Start by removing dirt, grime, and other debris from your windshield wipers with a lint-free rag or paper towel. Be careful not to scratch the surface of your blades though! Once you’ve done this, it’s time to get out some soap and water. You’ll want to use equal parts liquid dishwashing detergent and warm water in either spray bottle or bucket form. After you put these two together, vigorously scrub the area where the blade meets up with metal brackets for at least 30 seconds before rinsing off any remaining residue that might be left on thereafter wiping them dry.
Some tips you can try:
Tip One: Add a drop or two of oil on the rubber blade near its pivot, and then twist it back and forth to distribute the lubricant evenly across the surface. The blades will stop squeaking after they’re wiped clean again!
Tip Two: Buy some anti-squeal hardware kits (a set usually includes four metal strips) at an auto parts store or home improvement warehouse store. You’ll include these clips onto your wiper arms so that when they move up and down against one another, there’s no contact noise made by them rubbing together.
Of course, if none of those solutions work for you then replace the blade with an aftermarket rubber one, and these are available at any large retailer that sells automotive supplies or from online retailers such as Amazon. These will not squeak because they’re made of a different material than your factory blades which have metal edges on them.
Loosen and lubricate the wiper arm assembly bolts, apply silicone to pivot points where blades meet metal brackets. If your jeep’s windshield wipers are squeaking then it means that the rubber is worn out and needs to be replaced.
Cleaning the blades regularly will help avoid this from happening in between replacing parts of the apparatus that can make a lot of noise.
If you’ve tried everything and your wiper still squeaks, then replace them with an aftermarket rubber one! They won’t make any screeching noises if they’re worn out as factory blades do.
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