If your windscreen wipers aren't working as well as they used to, it’s not necessarily time to buy new blades. Just cleaning the rubber lips on them may do the trick. Learn why less is more when it comes to cleaning, and why you should always wipe your windows down thoroughly after going through a car wash.
The black residue on the sponge isn't dirt, but graphite. It is applied to the rubber to help it glide across the window surface, but is worn away every time you clean it. As the amount of graphite decreases, friction increases, so you begin to notice that the windscreen isn’t cleaning as well and the blades start to judder when you use them.
When you take your car through the car wash, a thin film of hot wax can remain on your windscreen. This can lead to smears and cause the wiper blades to judder. Always clean your windscreen and wiper blades thoroughly after going through a car wash, preferably with Volkswagen Genuine windscreen cleaning cloths. Only use cleaning solutions designed to remove wax, not grease.
If your windscreen is hit by small stone impacts, it can affect your view in bright sunlight and at night. But this doesn't necessarily mean you need to replace the entire panel. Ask your Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Service Partner about our fast, cost-effective Glass Repair Service. They’ll be happy to help.