Wiper blades on new car

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Re: Wiper blades on new car

Post by tobydog » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:22 pm

Replaced the useless rear wiper with a Bosch, however, I still have the original front wipers with no problems. 24,500 miles and the car was 2 years old on June. Give the front wipers a good clean with vinegar whenever they start smearing and that seems to fix things.
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Re: Wiper blades on new car

Post by Rory » Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:45 pm

I wonder if the cars have been treated with something and it's still on the screen - we've never had a problem with ours, or on any new car, for that matter.

I use Autoglym's Car Glass Polish and that seems to get rid of anything contaminating the screen. Clean the wiper blades too. Don't use a tea-towel that's been washed in fabric conditioner - I have a bunch of old ones that get washed separately.
Ateca SE-L 1.0TSi - Sept 18 - daughter's
Tiguan Match 2.0TDi 4Motion DSG - Sept 15 - wife's
Thinking about something with 7 seats to replace my old Mercedes C270CDi Estate

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