I have a strong feeling that you are right on the point here. When I acquired the vehicle in 2010, it had 77,000 miles on it, within 5 years and since then I have put only about 25000 miles. Current odometer reading is about 103,500
I don't remember my deductible on the windshield but can I just ask the agent that I would like to change the windshield because it has lot of issues like the mentioned above? Is it that simple to work out?
Yes, the passenger side wiper arm is definitely bent a bit because it stutters on the dry windshield. It started happening after I changed the wiper blade without removing the arm, my first time. But the driver's side is fine. I definitely plan to address these before deciding upon something.
I don't have garage parking so the car is parked in open, exposed to all elements of wind, rain and ice. I tried applying 3X with various different methods but I was not successful.
I don't know if what you call it as chatter is same as what I am calling it as stutter. I have that problem on passenger side wiper but driver's side isn't any different in terms of cleaning.
I liked your idea of getting windshield tested. Can you elaborate more on this, please? Do they test the windshield for free? If not, what is the reasonable amount to pay for it?
I just got Invisible glass yesterday. I am so fed up with this issue that last week or two, I spent scouring around the internet to find what people use and how. This product was cited over and over. Will test it out over the weekend.
With regards to wipers, I came across a few videos on YouTube that claimed silicone wipers are vastly better than any other. Are these Bosch Icon wipers silicone?
Thank you so much to everyone for your opinions.
Edit: Just read through @common_sense_answer's link and yes, my windshield is sand blasted. It definitely blinds me at a times. At one time, I nearly hit a kid because I could not see him due to blinding light. Lucky me, I was very slow so braked quickly.
It would be great if someone can help me phrase the question(s) to the insurance agent so that I can get the windshield replaced.