My windscreen wiper is juddering - how do I fix it?

I have a 2016 Citroen C1 and I have noticed that when I use the wiper it judders across the windscreen. It is clearing the rain fine and not making any loud noises. It is not a violent judder, but still something that I have noticed.

The car has recently been through a health check so all the wipers have been checked.

Do you think perhaps it will be a simple case of wiping the blades and windscreen and going from there?

Asked on 24 November 2021 by Alyssa

Answered by Dan Powell
It could be dirt on the wiper blade and/or windscreen. Or it may be the wiper blade is worn out and needs replacing.

If these steps do not fix the problem then I guess that the wiper blade tension is too tight and requires adjusting. The car's owner's manual should show you how to do this. Or you can ask a friendly local garage or auto shop to do this if you also decide to change the wiper blades.
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