Dealing with malfunctioning wipers


When wipers don’t wipe. (Photo Credits)

Wipers are very helpful, if not critically important especially during weather disturbances. The only problem though is that usually the car owner will only know if its malfunctioning when it is time time to use it. AutoGlass Safety Council  

So what can a car owner do when his wipers fail?

The website Art of Maniliness shared a comprehensive article detailing the many possible ways to troubleshoot wiper blades that do not work. The best way though to not suffer the consequences of a non-working wiper is to regularly replace it. Windshield Wiki

“Replace wiper blades regularly. Don’t wait until you find yourself in a downpour to realize it’s time to replace your wiper blades. They should be in top condition before you need them. The recommended wiper replacement schedule is once a year. Even if you don’t use your blades all that often, it’s still a good idea to replace them at this frequency. The hot sun beating down on an unused wiper blade can cause just as much damage as regular use in the rain.”

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Troubleshooting Windshield Wiper Issues also shared various way to troubleshoot a non-working windshield wiper.

“Tighten the problem arm back in place or, if need be, remove the arm assembly to see if the arm itself is broken. If the arm is broken you will need to buy a new one and replace it. Pay particular attention to how the arm connects to the vehicle. Most likely your arm is just loose and can be re-tightened. Once the arm is tight, turn the wiper blades back on to see if you have alleviated the problem.”

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Related Mobile Windshield Repair and Replacement Services also shared its own version of windshield wiper troubleshooting solutions.

“The most frequent failure of windshield wipers is that they don’t move smoothly across your windshield and remove all the rain or snow there. If this is the case, then you will probably need to replace the wiper blades. These are inexpensive and can be purchased at any auto parts store. Check the guides inside the store, and they will let you know the proper blades to get for your car’s make, model, and year.”

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Windshield wipers need some care and attention from time to time.

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