While windshield wipers might not be one of the first things you think of when you think of parts of your car, but they are still a very important component. When driving in poor weather or rainy conditions it can result in reduced visibility. To ensure that you can see properly, make sure to have the windshield wipers replaced when they start to show signs of wear. Since the windshield wiper blades are inexpensive, having them replaced is a good idea. Another recommendation is to carry some extra windshield washer fluid in your vehicle. This way you can refill the reservoir when it starts to get low.
The least resilient part of the windshield wipers is the rubber windshield wiper blade. If you use the windshield wipers on dry glass, it can cause them to wear out sooner than they should. This might happen when you are trying to get sticks, dirt, or other debris off of your windshield. In these cases, it is smart to use your windshield wiper fluid when you run your windshield wipers or to stop the car to manually remove the debris from your windshield. If you notice the windshield wipers are no longer working properly, make sure to have them replaced as soon as you can.
The first part of your windshield wiper is the windshield wiper arm. Many people commonly think of the windshield wiper arm when they view their windshield wipers in general. The second windshield wiper component is the windshield wiper linkage and can also be referred to as an offset plate. The windshield wiper linkage connects the windshield wiper motor with the windshield wiper transmission.
The third item making up your windshield wiper system is the windshield wiper transmission that holds the wiper arm in place. The forth component of your windshield wiper system is the wiper motor and it moves the wiper linkage activating the wiper transmission. The wiper motor moves the windshield wiper back and forth to help clear your windshield. The final component of your windshield wipers is the mounting bracket that holds the entire windshield wiper system together and attaches the windshield wiper to your car.
By inspecting the windshield wipers on a regular basis, you can help to improve the visibility as you drive. This will increase the safety of the vehicle as well. If you notice any damage or wear to them, make sure they are replaced as soon as possible. If you are not sure how to replace them, make sure to bring the vehicle in and we can inspect the windshield wipers for you.