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

Veteran and Military Driver Laws and Benefits in New Mexico
The state of New Mexico offers a number of benefits and perks for those Americans who have either served in an Armed Forces branch...
P2159 OBD-II Trouble Code: Vehicle Speed Sensor B Range/Performance
Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC): P2159 P2159 code definition Vehicle Speed Sensor B Range/Performance Related Trouble Codes: P2158: Vehicle Speed Sensor B P2160: Vehicle Speed Sensor B Circuit Low P2161:...
P2422 OBD-II Trouble Code: Evaporative Emissions Control System (EVAP) Vent Valve Stuck Closed
Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC): P2422 P2422 code definition Evaporative Emissions Control System (EVAP) Vent Valve Stuck Closed Related Trouble Codes: P2441: EVAP Vent Valve Stuck Open EVAP trouble...


Related questions

Q: Windshield wipers coming on upon startup.

Hello, I have had this issue come up a few times with this vehicle. Most of the time this is caused by a hardware failure in either the steering control module or the integrated power control module. These modules can...

Q: Driver pressed brake pedal and car started spinning

Hello. I'm glad that everyone was okay. The rotor falling apart as you described could very well cause a loss of control of your 2007 Honda S2000. When that rotor goes out, the other rotors will still be operating normally and it will...

Q: How do I use the rear window wiper in a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox?

The rear window wiper helps you retain visibility out of your rear window by wiping away rain or any other moisture. Turning on the rear windshield wiper takes only a few seconds: 1. Locate the windshield wiper lever, which protrudes...