How Long Does a Wiper Gearbox Last? | YourMechanic Advice

How Long Does a Wiper Gearbox Last?

Having fully functional wipers is an essential part of getting around on the roadways safely. The wipers on a car can only work if a variety of different parts work together. The wiper gearbox is what helps to provide the movement of the wipers when they are in use. Without the gearbox, it will be impossible for the wipers to move in any speed. The gears that are in this box are very sensitive and can become quite worn over time. Rather than risking the chance that the wipers will not work properly, you need to keep your eyes peeled for issues with the gearbox.

Much like any other component of a car, the wiper gearbox will eventually need repairs and maintenance. Usually, you will need to get a professional to assist when this part of a car begins to surface. The more you are able to find out about what a professional can do, the faster you will be able to make the right decision. If you try and fix this part on your own, you will probably end up making matters much worse than they already are. The time invested into finding the right professionals to help with this type of repair will be more than worth it.

Speeding this repair process up will only be possible if working with an experienced professional. In some instances, the problems that you are facing will not have anything to do with your wiper gearbox. Selecting professionals to handle this will help to ensure that the right issues are found and fixed in a timely fashion. Not having the wipers of your vehicle working at full capacity is something that can affect the driver and the passengers of a vehicle.

Here are some of the things that you will notice when your wiper gearbox is in need of replacement:

  • The wipers will only work on occasion
  • The wiper speed is unpredictable
  • There is a burning smell when trying to use the wipers on a car

If any of the above symptoms occur with your vehicle, have a certified mechanic replace the failing wiper gearbox to eliminate any further complications with your vehicle.


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Theodore

15 years of experience
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Theodore
15 years of experience
Pontiac G6 - Wiper Gearbox Replacement (Front) - Renton, Washington
It is cordial and he is friendly and funny with a good touch of customer service.
Hyundai Elantra - Wheel Bearings Replacement (Passenger Side Front) - Renton, Washington
Theodore did an excellent job. He has a great deal of experience and patience, which is necessary in this hard line of work with cars/automobiles. Dr. Christopher Weber

Mark

23 years of experience
116 reviews
Mark
23 years of experience
Saturn Vue - Wiper Gearbox Replacement (Front) - Plainfield, Illinois
Mark was very nice. He was early for the appt and took care of business. I needed an extra part for the vehicle and he promptly made a call and went yo get it. Install went well and everything works.

Nicholas

20 years of experience
354 reviews
Nicholas
20 years of experience
Kia Sedona - Wiper Gearbox Replacement (Front) - Denver, Colorado
Great

Horus

10 years of experience
122 reviews
Horus
10 years of experience
Saab 9-3 - Wiper Gearbox Replacement (Front) - San Antonio, Texas
great work

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