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FAQ

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How long should my wiper blades last?

The life of a windshield wiper is influenced by many factors that make it difficult to say when they will no longer perform. More than anything, wipers should always be replaced when they impair a driver's vision in adverse weather. Silicone Wipers have been designed to outlast ordinary rubber wipers, and in many cases will last the life of your vehicle. As a general rule, ordinary rubber wiper blades should be replaced every 6 to 12 months.

What should I clean my windshield with?

We suggest using the following mild abrasive cleaning solution. It is as follows:

  • 1 tablespoon of baking soda (bicarbonate of soda)
  • 1 teaspoon of dishwashing liquid
  • 1 liter of water

Mix the ingredients together and use a soft cloth to wipe down both the windshield and the squeegee portion of the wiper blades with the cleaning solution. Then rinse thoroughly.

How can I tell what type of wiper arm I have on my car?

Use the illustrations on the instruction sheet that came with your blades to identify which arm you have. You may also view the Installation section of this website.

What size wiper does my car take?

Select your make, model and year of car in our guided selection process to find the sizes you need for almost any car. If you cannot find the vehicle you are looking for, contact us at jamakwipers@jamak.com.

Why do some wipers use a Silicone blade?

Silicone wiper blades can withstand extreme temperature and weather conditions that ordinary rubber blades cannot. Silicone blades can operate in temperatures ranging from -100°C to 175°C, giving them the durability to make it through the extremes of summer and winter, without sacrificing performance.

Why are my blades leaving a film on my windshield?

Silicone wipers are designed to leave a thin clear coat on the windshield. The coating helps to bead-up water on impact and roll-off the windshield with less resistance, improving the driver's vision. The clear coat takes a short period of time to settle evenly, so initially there may be parts of the windshield with a thicker coat than others. Because this beading effect is naturally created on your windshield, we do not recommend using a silicone or wax based treatment along with your silicone wipers.

My wipers are making a chattering noise and missing spots. What should I do?

First, with a soft cloth, clean the windshield and wiper blades using a mixture of baking soda (bicarbonate of soda), dishwashing liquid and water. Next, make sure the wiper blade is correctly installed using the proper adapter. If the problem continues, adjust the tension by stopping the blades in the upright position. Hold blade at the point of connection to the arm and pull the blade away from the glass approximately five centimeters. Let the blade snap back to the glass. This process may need to be repeated a couple of times depending on the situation. If none of the above suggestions resolve the problem, please call our Customer Service number at 1-800-517-7600 for assistance.