Is it my scratched / distorted windshield or bad wipers?

Asked by Nov 17, 2013 at 02:32 PM about the 2008 Chevrolet Equinox LS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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.

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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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