Why Aren't My Windshield Wipers Working?

You're driving to work as you normally do when a random rainfall starts to pour down. You haven't seen rain in a while, but it doesn't phase you. However, you go to turn on your vehicle's windshield wipers and find that they don't work. This is the worst time for this to happen - especially because you can't see the road. Why aen't your windshield wipers working, and what can you do to fix it? 

The good news is, the windshield wiper system is a simple one and any issue is relatively easy to fix. The wipers are powered through wiring that is regulared by a fuse. This will cause your wipers to move back and forth when you turn them on. If your windshield wipers aren't working as they should, here are some reasons why:

  • Broken windshield wiper controls
  • Blown fuse
  • Faulty wiring
  • Faulty motor
  • Bad arm or pivot point

If you do find yourself in the rain without working windshield wipers, don't push through it. Your ability to see the road accurately will be greatly diminished and your safety will be at risk. Pull over and wait out the rain until it is safe to drive again. 

Next, get your vehicle into the experts here at Elite Auto Experts for an inspection. We will address your wiper concerns and perform the repairs needed to get your vehicle back to top working condition. Give us a call or make an appointment online today!