WHY ARE MY WINDSHIELD WIPERS NOT WORKING?
Windshield wipers do not typically get a lot of attention from drivers unless the weather is bad. However, even when the weather takes a turn for the worse, as long as your wipers are doing what they were designed to do, you probably don't take a second glance. It is crucial that you know when windshield wipers not working right, because even if they are operating adequately; they do not take long to break down entirely. Therefore, if you notice that your vehicle's wiper blades are not clearing away rain, snow, and sleet well then it might be time to inspect the wipers. You do not want to be driving in the middle of a torrential downpour when your blades suddenly stop working. Consequently, how do you know when there is an issue to be addressed, and when the problem is apparent, how do you determine the root cause?
Thankfully, windshield wipers are not that complicated, meaning that diagnosing the issue, for the most part, is relatively easy. However, it should be noted that sometimes the problem is more complicated and involves more than the wiper housing and motor. Therefore, it helps to understand the basic mechanics of windshield wipers and the most common causes of any issues, but it is also necessary to know when to ask for help, allowing a professional mechanic to take the reins.