Why Aren’t My Windshield Wipers Working Properly?

It can be easy to take windshield wipers for granted. When they're working properly, you almost don't notice them being there. However, once they break down it can not only be an annoyance but it can also be dangerous. There are a number of issues that can plague windshield wipers and it's best to be familiar with them so you can address any problems should they arise.

One of the most widely-reported wiper problems is that they don't completely clear the windshield when turned on. Though this issue can sometimes be overlooked, it can get worse overtime to the point that a moderate rain shower makes it difficult to see. If this is the case, it means that your wiper blade is either bent or the rubber has become worn down. The only thing to do in this situation is to get a replacement blade, something which some experts recommend doing on a yearly basis anyway.

Though a blade-related issue is relatively easy to fix, that may not be the case with other problems. Sometimes drivers report their wipers are working more slowly than normal or not working at all. In this case, the root cause most likely rests with the wiper motor. While there are do-it-yourself fixes for such a problem, it's probably your best bet to take it to a professional to look at it, since there are electrical components to keep in mind as well.

Finding a knowledgeable mechanic to take care of your wiper needs is not a problem at New Jersey State Auto Auction's Total Car Care Center. Located in Jersey City and open to the public, the center provides everything from significant repairs to regular maintenance to keep your car running smoothly.