Clean your windshield every time you fill your gas tank.
Gently wipe the rubber element with a damp paper towel to remove any loose dirt or oil.
Never use your windshield wipers to de-ice your windshield. Instead, either use an ice scraper or use your defroster to melt snow and ice.
Pull your wiper blades away from the windshield during winter months to prevent ice build-up on the rubber element and to prevent them from freezing to the windshield. Note: Be sure to secure the blade to prevent the blade from crashing on the windshield causing cracks.
Try not to park under trees as it can be frustrating for vehicle owners when things like tree sap, seeds, bird droppings, falling leaves and dust start to settle on your windshield. This can collect under the blades and cause damage to the rubber or silicone and turning them on will cause streaks or even more damage.