No matter how well you look after your windshield wipers, at some point they will leave streaks on the windshield or start to squeak. Here we provide an overview of what to look for when choosing windshield wipers and caring for them.
What to look for when buying windshield wipers?
Not every windshield wiper fits every car. When buying, you should make sure that the wiper blades fit the car and that the quality is right.
In order to attach the wiper blades, it is necessary to pay attention to the correct method of attachment. There are clicked, clamped, hook fastening and the side fastening. Which one you need, you can easily tell when you take off the old wiper blades.
Year of manufacture of the car
When choosing the right wipers, sometimes it is not enough to know the model of the car. The year of manufacture can also play a role in the type of attachment and the length of the wipers. Example: the Golf 5 had wiper blades with lateral attachment until October 2005, from November 2005 the attachment is clamped.
Quality determines how long the wiper blades reliably wipe water and dirt from the windshield without leaving streaks and squeaking unpleasantly. Since good wipers don't cost the earth either, and good visibility is important for driving safety, you shouldn't be stingy here.