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Wipers do not shut off Inspection Service

When you cannot shut your windshield wipers off without stopping your vehicle altogether, it presents an unusual problem that is both annoying and potentially harmful to your wiper system. Allowing your wipers to run when there is no precipitation can be distracting, potentially increasing the risk of an accident with your focus being on the windshield instead of the road.

Additionally, running the wipers without moisture on the glass creates friction and resistance that can wear down the motor, tear the wiper blades, or compromise other parts of the system.

How this system works:

Fortunately, there are only a few components to your windshield wiper system, limiting the amount of things that could be wrong. The system receives power via wiring that is regulated by a fuse, engaging the wiper motor when the switch is engaged. A series of linked arms connected to your windshield wiper blades convert the circular motion produced by the motor into the back-and-forth arced movement with which you are familiar.

Common reasons for this to happen:

  • Broken windshield wiper controls: The switch you use to operate the wiper motor gets a lot of use and can fail internally causing the wiper motor to operate continuously regardless of what setting you select.

  • Faulty park switch: Inside the wiper motor is a park switch. If this switch goes bad, then an electric current will go through your windshield wiper system even when it is turned off. If the park switch is the culprit of your problem, then your wipers could even continue to run when your vehicle is turned off, pulling power from your battery.

  • Bad wiring: A loose wire or bad connection could also cause your windshield wipers to continue to run even when they are turned off. A mechanic with the proper diagnostic tools can easily check the wiring and locate any issues.

What to expect:

A top-rated mobile mechanic will come to your home or office to determine why your windshield wipers will not shut off. This may require disassembling parts of your wiper system and testing the wiring.

After the inspection, the mechanic will provide a detailed report that describes the source and cause of the issue preventing the wipers from shutting off, along with the scope and cost of the necessary repairs.

How important is this service?

Aside from the fact that the motion and noise of windshield wipers operating when it’s unnecessary can be annoying as you drive in clear weather, allowing them to operate without moisture on the window creates undo stress on the system as a whole. This risks damage to other parts of the wiper system beyond what is causing them to continue running. Such stress could lead to torn wiper blades or a burned-out motor. Have the faulty wiper system checked out by a professional as soon as possible to avoid costlier repairs later on.

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Joel

29 years of experience
37 reviews
Joel
29 years of experience
Dodge Dakota - Electric Problems - Phoenix, Arizona
Joel was very knowledgeable, and did what 3 other mechanic's couldn't. He found out short, and now the problem has been resolved. Thank you again Joel for the 5 Star service!
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Classic - Electric Problems - Peoria, Arizona
A+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++. He fixed the problem and took the time to show me defaults. Highly recommended!!!!

Diego

20 years of experience
564 reviews
Diego
20 years of experience
Chevrolet Express 2500 - Electric Problems - Glendale, Arizona
Diego was professional & spent several hours on a Diagnostic...he was unable to isolate & identity the specific Battery drain problem, but did provide helpful evaluation number ranges to help with future eliminations.
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - Electric Problems - Surprise, Arizona
Diego was very professional and explained to me what I need to do so this does not happen again. Very good person I will recommend him highly for future work. He knows what to do and quickly finds the issue to fix.... thank you for having him on your team. Best regards, Kent Robertson

James

15 years of experience
39 reviews
James
15 years of experience
Mitsubishi Eclipse - Electric Problems - San Antonio, Texas
All I can say he did an awesome job. Was very professional I would recommend him to all my friends and family!
Chevrolet Traverse - Electric Problems - San Antonio, Texas
Mr. Potter was very nice and professional. Checked on my problem with my car and told my my results and gave me an estimate...

AL

11 years of experience
204 reviews
AL
11 years of experience
Dodge Challenger - Electric Problems - Denver, Colorado
Al has done an excellent job of showing me what was going on with my car's fuel pump sensors and helped me to determine what was needed to get it fixed. I'd recommend Al as your car mechanic!

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