FREE Wiper Blade Check

Poor visibility is one of the major causes of road accidents. Ineffective wiper blades will result in an MOT failure.

Did you know?

  • Poor visibility is one of the major causes of road accidents.
  • You can be fined £1,000 and receive two penalty points if your vehicle is found to have defective wiper blades.
  • Frost, heat, ice, insects, ozone and UV radiation can all cause high-quality rubber blades to degrade after 6 months of use.
  • Ineffective wiper blades will result in an MOT failure.
  • You should replace wiper blades every 12 months to maintain optimum driving safety (or sooner if necessary).
  • The AA recommends replacing wiper blades at least once a year. To check for worn blades, run your thumb down a blade and if you can feel it's worn (splitting or pitted) it's time to change the rubber.

Additional signs of wear can also include:

  • Uneven clearing of water when the wipers are in motion.
  • Smears on screen when in operation.
  • Unusual noise or chattering as the blades struggle to glide over the glass smoothly.
  • Frame is in contact with the glass.
  • A change in colour of some blades also indicate replacement required.