Apart from the obvious – are they working properly and is the rubber of the blades in a good enough condition to clean the windscreen properly – the function of this often neglected yet extremely important component goes far beyond simply switching on and off when needed.

All vehicles nowadays have wipers with an intermittent and automatic function as well, which will be part of the checklist. But something most people forget about most of the time, is the water level in the tank, which should actually also include a small amount of windscreen washer detergent.

A full water tank means nothing if the tubes are cracked or the jets are blocked, so the technicians at Steves Auto Clinic will also pay attention to this often forgotten part of your vehicle…