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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Are you looking for a new set of Kia wiper blades in the Fort Worth, TX area? The team at Moritz Kia has you covered! Give our service center a call at 866-942-0228 and they can help you place your order and install.

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