Is it my scratched / distorted windshield or bad wipers?
Recently purchased a used 08 Equinox. Windshield (particularly on the drivers side) seemed scratched or foggy....maybe in need of a good cleaning. Windshield cleaned and wipers replaced, but still messed up. The distorted area follows the wiper lines. We were told the people that owned it lived on a dirt road. Could the grit of the road have scratched the windshield? Is there a tension spring maybe that could have the blades pressing too hard on the windshield? It's hard to see through particularly at night.
You going to have to look at the windshield more carefully during the daylight or inside a lit garage to see if in fact the windshield is the issue or that the wipers aren't clearing the water. Try using a clay bar on the windshield to remove the grit and grime buildup and clean it down with some vinegar water and crumpled up newspaper vs a rag or paper towel.
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