Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

How to Buy a Good Quality Windshield Wiper Motor

Good Quality Windshield Wiper Motor

In order to keep your windshield clear you rely on your windshield wipers, but what about what powers them? The windshield wiper motor is the all-important part that sends the blades into motion and enables you to drive in low visibility situations, such as inclement weather. Just like many other parts on your vehicle, the windshield wiper motor is prone to wear and tear over time and eventually it can burn out. At this point it’s time to replace the motor.

A good way to tell if your motor is starting to wear down is to take a look at it. In particular, you want to look at the bolts that are used to connect it to the chassis. Look for bolts that appear to be worn, corroded, and rusty. When the bolts are ineffective, the ground ends up being loose, which means you'll go from the motor not always working, to stopping all together.

There are different price points available with the wiper motors. Be sure to refer to your owner’s manual for the type you are looking for. You can also ask your mechanic to take a look and advise you on what you need. You may want to invest in a good quality motor so that you get a longer lifespan out of it.

YourMechanic supplies top-quality windshield wiper motors to our certified mobile technicians. We can also install a windshield wiper motor that you've purchased. Click here to get a quote and more information on windshield wiper motor replacement.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
Icon-warranty_badge-02

Skip the repair shop, our top-rated mechanics come to you.

At your home or office

Choose from 600+ repair, maintenance & diagnostic services. Our top-rated mechanics bring all parts & tools to your location.

Fair & transparent pricing

See labor & parts costs upfront, so you can book with confidence.

12-month, 12,000-mile warranty

Our services are backed by a 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind.

Get A Quote

Need Help With Your Car?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 2,000 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

GET A QUOTE

More related articles

Auto Safety Tips
Driving is more than a way to get from point A to point B. Owning and driving a car can also be a highly enjoyable experience. Whether a person is driving...
P0291OBD-II Trouble Code: Cylinder 11 Injector Circuit Low
P0291 code definition When your vehicle’s PCM registers the P0291 code, it means that a voltage reading came from the fuel injector circuit – for cylinder number 11’s fuel injector –...
P0359 OBD-II Trouble Code: Ignition Coil I Primary/Secondary Circuit Malfunction
P0359 code definition The P0359 code indicates that a fault has been detected in one of the vehicle’s ignition coils, generally the number 9 coil. This code can also be associated...


Related questions

Q: Wipers barely move

There are two things that come to mind. The wiper arms are installed in the wiper arm transmissions via a cone shaped driver. If the wiper arm is loose, it will get pushed up the driver and not turn with...

Q: Computer taken out by close lightning strike.

[The National Lightning Safety Institute]((https://weather.com/storms/tornado/news/what-happens-when-lightning-hits-car-20140625) reports that some vehicles struck by lightning experience external damage, including pitting and arcing, as well as internal damage to electronic systems and components. It is pretty likely that an electric pulse from the lightning...

Q: How do I defrost the windshield and front windows?

When the windshield and front windows become frosted, you lose a lot of your visibility, and become a less safe driver. When this happens, you should defrost the windshield and front windows until full visibility returns. To defrost the windshield...