Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Windshield wipers less effective when I'm driving fast

asked by on

It's been raining a lot lately, and I've noticed a problem: The faster I drive, the less effective my windshield wipers get. Up to 60 mph, they work fine. Around 65 mph, they start making a chattering noise. The faster I go, the more they chatter. The more they chatter, the less water they remove. This is a big problem at night. I'm thinking air is getting under the wipers and just lifting them up. Does that make sense? Could it be anything else?

A: Hello. It is possible that air is getting u...

Hello. It is possible that air is getting under the windshield wipers, making them ineffective. Although it is more likely that the windshield wiper arms are getting bent and/or have worn out. Sometimes the windshield wipers can be bent or worn out enough that the wind would be able to lift the wiper blade off of the window when driving at high speeds.

It will probably be necessary to replace the windshield wiper arms in order to fix the problem that you are experiencing. If you need help with this, a certified technician can help replace the windshield wiper arms for you.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Hello, I just got my front lower ball joints and control arms replaced today, but I am now experiencing a tinking sound.

The most obvious possibility is damage to the CV joint during control arm replacement. In your application, the CV joint and boot will be impacted unless precautions are taken when the ball joint is separated from the steering knuckle. Indeed,...

Q: When I turn the key, the engine jumps and shakes the whole car but it won't start.

Hello there. You have several different issues going on with your 2003 Nissan Sentra. If the white smoke was seen immediately after the valve cover replacement, it is likely the oil burning off of the plugs. If the car is...

Q: Everything time I slow down it makes clicking noise

Claimed by Jeff Engstrom

Related articles

P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...