It’s a fact of life that the more you use something, the quicker it wears out. Your car is the perfect example, as parts like tires, brake pads, and filters need to be replaced periodically. The same is true for your windshield wipers.

With snow and sleet on the way – as well as the upcoming rainy season – now may be the time to get some new windshield wipers installed through our Dodge service center, especially if you notice any of these issues.


The point of wipers is to keep your windshield clean so you’ll have the best visibility. If they always leave streaks, this defeats their purpose. If cleaning the blades doesn’t work, they need to go.

Peeled or Cracked Rubber

Because they’re subjected to the elements like extreme temperatures and intense precipitation, the rubber on the wipers can get cracked or start peeling. And when this happens, they won’t be able to do their job properly.

Weird Sounds

Do your wipers make strange sounds when you turn them on? If it’s a chattering-type noise, this means that they’re not flush against the glass. An adjustment may help, but if they’re old, chances are you need a new set.

In addition to these red flags, with the bad weather about to hit Cincinnati, it could make sense to swap your wipers for a heavy-duty pair designed for winter precipitation.

If you want to replace your windshield wipers, Jake Sweeney Chrysler Jeep® Dodge RAM makes it easy. We can either order you a set and you can put them on yourself, or our expert technicians can do it for you. And if you need an oil change, tire rotation, or any other maintenance, we can do that too.