How to get rid of wiper blade squeak

Hilary Hackney

The piercing squeak of your windshield wipers can make every rainstorm a painful experience. Commonly, squeaking is caused by a dirty windshield or wiper blades.

Follow these easy steps for squeak free wiper blades


1. Start by giving the windscreen a good clean with glass cleaner and a microfibre towel.

2. Next clean the wiper blades with warm, soapy water.

3. Wipe them down with rubbing alcohol.

TIP: Also keep some alcohol wipes in your cubby-hole, these are handy for cleaning your wipers off quickly. There will be times your wipers start squeaking while you are driving – a handy alcohol wipe means you can fix the problem quickly the next time you park.