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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This article originally appeared on YourMechanic.com as How to Buy a Good Quality Windshield Wiper Motor and was authored by Valerie Johnston.