Windscreen wipers

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  • #136317 Reply
    DougieB
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    The windscreen wipers on my Tiguan drive me up the wall. No matter what I try, they constantly squeak, especially on the tailgate.

    Anyone got any tips to stop it happening?

    VW Tiguan R-Line Tech auto in nice shiny black. 🙂

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  • #136318 Reply
    dave

    stay in when it rains

    #136319 Reply
    liverbird

    or a big umbrella 

    #136325 Reply
    JS
    Moderator

    well with covid rife you may well have the remedy to hand and already in the car.

    clean the blades with Alcohol wipes or rub Alcohol gel down the blade. also consider cleaning the screens of unseen dirt/film with baking soda on a damp cloth

     

    #136341 Reply
    alan1302
    Participant

    Or get some new wipers

    #136347 Reply
    Phaedra
    Participant

    Ateca (basically the same car) wipers are exactly the same.

    The only way to cure them is to fit better quality ones, Bosch wipers get excellent reviews on the Ateca forums, no noise and do a better job of water removal.

    Bit expensive but I suppose you get whet you pay for!.

    There's room for all God's creatures, right next to the mash and gravy 🙂

    #136356 Reply
    Stuart
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    My Tiggy has been like that since day 1 especially the back one. Had 2 safety checks, a service and just had an MOT and it still makes an awful noise when it sweeps despite been changed.

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    #136365 Reply
    joss
    Moderator

    Vinegar on your wiper blades.

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    #136372 Reply
    Belfast4

    Go to a chemist buy methylated spirits clean wiper blade and screens with said substance.

    #136374 Reply
    DougieB
    Participant

    Thanks for all the sensible advice. I’ve tried most of them but with only partial success. I’ll keep at it!c

    VW Tiguan R-Line Tech auto in nice shiny black. 🙂

    #136376 Reply
    Wigwam
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    Sometimes the problem is the angle of the blade stopping it from turning over properly at the end of the stroke.  A bit of judicious bending of the wiper arm works, but back ones these days seem to be shrouded making it harder to adjust.

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    Menorca Mike
    Participant

    Wouldn’t vinegar smear the windscreen ?

    BBC Breakfast expert, VW Golf driver.

    #136408 Reply
    alan1302
    Participant

    Wouldn’t vinegar smear the windscreen ?

    No, vinegar is a good way to clean glass.

    #136411 Reply
    Menorca Mike
    Participant

    Do I just put vinegar on micro fibre clothes and wipe windscreen ?

    BBC Breakfast expert, VW Golf driver.

    #136500 Reply
    Belfast4

    White vinegar is an excellent cleaner, will give tiles or glass a brilliant shine.

    #136601 Reply
    ChrisK
    Participant

    Have you tried “RainX” I used to use it but when it became more popular they started to put the price up, like they do.

    #136633 Reply
    joss
    Moderator

    I used RainX and found it to be an excellent product. But as ChrisK said price went up. However It does work very well.

    Just done a quick search and found that Aldi are doing a 200ml bottle for £3.99. I shall be having a couple of bottles of that my sell.

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    #136638 Reply
    file28
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    Rain -x  is it classed as essential?might be taped off at the supermarket atm

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    #136666 Reply
    Lets get Organised

    Hi Dougie B

    I also have a  Tiguan and the same thing happened to me I think some of it can be attributed to the fact I had the car set to wipe the rear window when reverse gear was selected which results in a dry blade wiping a dry rear screen this so Vw replaced the wiper and gave me some VW screen wash and the dreaded scraping sound has gone I changed the setting so that it doesn’t automatically wipe when in reverse which hopefully has cured the problem

    Hope this helps

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    Menorca Mike
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    Yes I changed that setting on my Golf

    BBC Breakfast expert, VW Golf driver.

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