How to Buy a 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.

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Clarissa

27 years of experience
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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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