At any time of year, muck and grime can quickly build up on your windscreen. During the winter months, dirt from wet and sleety roads is propelled into the air by the tyres of passing vehicles or the car in front making visibility very difficult in a short space of time. While the summer months generally see less inclement weather, this can lead to an accumulation of dry dirt & dust and your view can be obscured due to a build-up of bugs hitting the windscreen, particularly when driving at speed on motorways. In either case, you’ll want to be able to clean your windscreen quickly and easily so you can see the road ahead clearly.
Ineffective windscreen wipers can result in an MOT failure, so make sure you check and replace your damaged wipers before taking your MOT test.
We stock a wide range of replacement windscreen wiper blades to fit most cars and vans including standard wiper blades, new style flat wiper blades, rear wiper blades and spoiler wiper blades to reduce ‘wiper lift’.
New wiper blades can sometimes be awkward and fiddly to fit. We take the hassle out of windscreen wiper replacement and can source the right wiper blades for your vehicle and fit them for you – no appointment necessary, just pop in.
Questions and Answers
When should wiper blades be replaced?
Wiper blades should be replaced every six months to a year or as soon as you notice a difference in driving visibility. However, if your windscreen wipers exhibit any of the following behaviours, it may suggest you have a problem and you should get your windscreen wipers checked out.
- Wiper blades leave streaks on the windscreen.
- Some parts of the windscreen are left wet and dirty.
- Wiper blades have visible cracks and split in the rubber edge or ‘squeegee’.
- The wiper blade is not making contact with the windscreen.
- Wipers judder and no longer move smoothly over the windscreen.
- Wipers make a lot of noise and squeal or chatter when they pass over the windscreen.
Are wiper blades easy to replace?
On some wiper blades, you can replace the rubber squeegee part with a new wiper blade insert, while others require the replacement of the whole blade. Manufacturers have various hook designs. In some, you can simply pinch and pull to remove the blade. In others, you need to push a button or pull a latch to unhook.
How do I remove old wiper blades?
Lift the wiper arm away from the windshield and depress the small tab on the underside of the wiper where it meets the wiper arm. Slide the wiper blade off the arm by pulling downward. Attach the new wiper blade. Pull the wiper blade tight onto the arm.
To remove the old wiper blades from a pin arm, use a small screwdriver to separate the wiper blade from the adapter clip.
Do wiper blades come in pairs?
When the time comes for new blades, remember to replace them in pairs. If one is worn out, its mate can't be far behind. Don't forget to check the rear wiper, if your vehicle has one.
Are silicone wiper blades better than rubber?
The silicone rubber is also twice as durable as traditional rubber, allowing them to perform better over a longer period. Plus, the Aero Vogue and Super Silicone blades are refillable with our wiper refills. PIAA wiper blades maintain a sharp, clean edge and offer better wear resistance in all climates.
Are OEM wiper blades better?
There is an advantage to buying better-quality wiper blades, they were designed to work on your specific windshield. The OEM blades tend to fit better.
Are flat wiper blades better?
Modern flat wiper blades have a specially designed spoiler, which improves wiper stability at higher travelling speeds. In contrast, conventional wiper blades do not have an aerodynamic design and cannot ensure driving stability at higher travelling speeds.