Windshield wipers may seem like a relatively minor part of your vehicle, but they are incredibly important for safety and visibility. Until you run into an actual auto repair issue, you may not pay your wipers much heed. Still, there are a few common problems that can stop any Baltimore driver in their tracks. If your windshield wipers are malfunctioning, consider these common causes and contact the auto repair experts at Auto Stop Limited.
Replacing Windshield Wipers: a Basic Auto Repair Task
If your windshield wipers are moving but leaving streaks or moisture behind, you may just need to replace your windshield wiper blades. Skipping and squeaking are other common signs of old wiper blades. Replacing wiper blades is a common task that many handy drivers can get done on their own. However, if you notice that the wiper arms themselves are damaged or bent, you’ll likely need professional help. Bent wiper arms keep the blades from making solid contact with the surface of your windshield, resulting in poor windshield wiper performance.
Wiper Motor and Transmission Problems
If your windshield wipers aren’t moving in the first place (or they’re moving incorrectly), you may have a problem with some of the mechanical components of your windshield wipers. Windshield wipers are typically powered by one or two motors, and a worn-out motor or transmission can make your wipers unusable. Replacing these components is often necessary, and working with a reputable auto repair shop is essential. Experienced mechanics can check for any other issues in your windshield wipers to prevent other issues from surfacing after your motor is replaced.
Broken Linkages and Wiring
If only one of your wipers is malfunctioning, you may have a broken linkage. For vehicles with two wipers and one wiper motor, a connection between both wipers allows them to run off of the same motor. Broken linkages, faulty wiring, and other small problems can result in non-operational windshield wipers, and visiting an auto repair shop promptly for these problems is a must.
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Auto Stop Limited Inc. is happy to service your vehicle and make sure all of your maintenance needs are properly addressed and resolved. No matter what car troubles you may be experiencing, Auto Stop Limited Inc. will help you every step of the way.
Throughout the Baltimore area – including Charles Village, Hampden, Mount Vernon, Fells Point, Federal Hill, and the Inner Harbor – Auto Stop Limited, Inc is your one stop shop for all your auto repair needs. If you are looking for the highest-quality automotive service, come in today for a free estimate – or call us and let us know how our skilled experts can keep your vehicle up and running, safely and fast!