How Long Does a Windshield Wiper Motor Last?

With all of the different hazards on the roadways, you will have to make sure that your car is doing all it can to keep you out of harm’s way. Without properly working windshield wipers, you will not be able to get the water or mud off of your windshield. This will limit that amount of visibility that you have and make it very hard for you to navigate the roadways safely. The wiper motor plays a key role in keeping your wiper blades working as they should. If the wiper motor on a car is not working the right way, the blades will be utterly useless.

The wiper motor on a car is supposed to last a lifetime. Typically, this will not be the case due to the conditions that this part of a car is exposed to. The heat and moisture that a wiper motor is exposed to on a daily basis will eventually lead to you having to get it replaced. Leaving this part of a car in a state of disrepair can lead to many different negative consequences. As soon as issues are noticed with the wiper motor, you will need to make decisions regarding how to get it fixed and whether or not you need to hire a professional.

For a car owner who is unaware on how to fix things on their vehicle, finding the right professionals is needed. Hiring a professional that has been in the business for a number of years is a great way to get the right results. Researching each of the companies in an area will help you decide which one is better equipped to handle the repair issues you are facing.

Here are some of the things you will notice when it is time to get your wiper motor replaced:

  • The wiper blades are moving very slowly
  • The wipers will not turn off
  • The wipers will only work on one speed
  • Failure of the wipers to stop in the right position

These noticeable signs will help alert you that your wiper motor needs to be replaced. Using professionals for this job is your best bet due to how fast they will be able to get the work completed.


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Clarissa

27 years of experience
234 reviews
Clarissa
27 years of experience
Nissan Juke L4-1.6L Turbo - Windshield Wiper Motor Replacement (Front) - Abington, Pennsylvania
fantastic - i had 2 prior companies try to find and fix the wipers. Mavis had the car 8 hrs and said it was not the wiper motor or the linkage and i should take it to a dealer. Took to dealer and they said it WAS the motor or the linkage or both.. I bought a used wiper motor and hired Your Mechanic to install. Clarissa ( the mechanic) is excellent went beyond as the 1 wiper arm would not come off she got her hands into the tight space and was able to replace the part. The same repair at the dealership would have cost $1500.00 to $2000.00. THANKS so much to Clarissa!!

Jay

23 years of experience
149 reviews
Jay
23 years of experience
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 V8-4.8L - Windshield Wiper Motor Replacement (Front) - Chicago, Illinois
Jay came prepare with the right tools and materials,found the problem,show it to me and explained what was wrong and how to fix it so it wont happen in the future

Joe

43 years of experience
821 reviews
Joe
43 years of experience
Dodge Ram 1500 Van V6-3.9L - Windshield Wiper Motor Replacement (Front) - Saint Petersburg, Florida
The first mechanic failed to diagnose the problem after replacing the wiper motor twice. Joe was able to determine the problem to be a ground. He had to fashion the ground wire himself since me vehicle is dated. Above and beyond. A master mechanic.

Ivan

5 years of experience
12 reviews
Ivan
5 years of experience
Toyota Sequoia V8-5.7L - Windshield Wiper Motor Replacement (Front) - Renton, Washington
Let me know he had to pick up some parts when he was on his way and was running a bit late, which was fine. He was very friendly and knew his stuff. Toyota had used some funky bolts so he was able to pivot and find a workaround to get the Wiper Motor off and change it out. It was great to have someone come to the house so I could get some work done while he was there and not have to go to a repair place. The cost was also about half of what I was quoted from the dealership and an independent repair place. This is a perfect service for this kind of job and I will definitely use them again!

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