Why do my windshield wipers always sound squeaky?

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips & Tricks on Thursday, February 14th, 2019 at 6:05 pm
Two people riding in a car in the rain with a foggy windshield

Squeaky and chattering windshield wipers can sound almost as bad as nails on a chalkboard when you are trying to enjoy a peaceful ride in your vehicle. Find 4 easy ways to stop your windshield wipers from making these strange sounds below.

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4 Easy Ways To Stop Your Windshield Wipers From Making Strange Sounds

Regular Cleanings

Over time, your windshield wipers are exposed to the elements and will collect dirt and debris. When that happens, the dirt and debris could cause the wiper blades to squeak and chatter and could even leave scratches on your windshield. Be sure to give your wiper blades a thorough cleaning each time you wash your car and check for dirt and debris if they start to squeak.

windshield wiper blades on a white backgroundRefill Wiper Fluid

Wiper blades work best on a slick wet surface. If your wiper blades are running over your windshield when conditions are dry and there is no wiper fluid as a barrier, this could be why they are squeaking. Top up your wiper fluid reservoir and be sure to use it each time you are running your wiper blades.

Treat Stiff Wiper Blades with Rubbing Alcohol

The rubber blades in your wipers should be soft, supple, and easy to bend. If they feel stiff to the touch, try coating them with some rubbing alcohol to soften them up. Softer blades can make smoother contact with your windshield resulting in less noise.

Purchase OEM Wiper Blades

OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) wiper blades are specifically created to form to the contours of your vehicle’s windshield. If your generic windshield wipers aren’t the correct shape for your car, it may cause chattering, squeaking, and other strange sounds. If your generic wiper blades are new, positioned correctly, and are clean – then purchasing different wiper blades could be the best solution.

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3 Responses to “Why do my windshield wipers always sound squeaky?”

  1. Shanika Rathnayake says:

    Sometimes windshield wipers make strange sounds. The author in this blog has shared the ways for stopping the windshield from making strange noises. We should regularly clean the windshield because over time windshield wipers are exposed to elements and will collect dirt and debris. These dirt and debris would cause the squeaking in the windshield wiper. We must also refill the wiper fluid and treat the stiff wiper blades with rubbing alcohol. For proper maintenance of windshield wipers, you may refer to:

  2. Kathy Blunt says:

    I completely agree that the appearance of strange sound indicates that the wipers are damaged and couldn’t clean the windshield efficiently which could lead to an accident. So, the condition of the wiper should be inspected regularly and any sign which indicates that the wipers have some sort of issues should be replaced immediately to get better visibility. Some people don’t have any idea how to replace damaged wipers, so they should take assistance from experienced professionals. Visit https://www.revolutionautomotiveservices.com/scheduled-maintenance/

  3. Shemekia Bailey says:

    The piercing shriek of windshield wipers can make every rainstorm a painful experience. Most often, a squeaking is caused by dirty windshield or wiper blades. So, we need to give our wipers a thorough cleaning. If it doesn’t resolve the problem, then we must try other methods to prevent the windshield wiper from squeaking. Other methods are- refilling the wiper fluid, treating the stiff wiper blades with rubbing alcohol etc. To perform all these tasks you need the help of a certified technician from a reputed auto repair shop. You may contact:

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