Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement in Xenia, OH

Over time, rubber elements in your windshield wiper blades break down due to oxidation and wear from the sun, becoming stiff and brittle. They also wear out from rubbing back and forth across the glass surface of your windshield. Eventually, worn windshield wipers leave streaks and blurry spots, affecting your ability to see the road ahead. Like changing the oil and installing new tires, wiper blades are essential to vehicle maintenance. They need to be replaced every six to twelve months. Because older and worn-out wiper blades can’t effectively maintain a clear field of vision for drivers, they can be very dangerous. Keep yourself and the passengers in your vehicle safe. Come to Pitt Stop Tire & Auto for the best deals on new wiper blades.

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Wiper Blade Replacement in Xenia, OH

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Keep a Clear View With Wiper Replacements in Xenia, OH

Wiper blade replacement services are essential services for efficient windshield visibility. With a wiper blade replacement, our technicians at Pitt Stop Tire & Auto will remove the old blades and install new ones to give you the most superior wiping performance. This ensures effective removal of rain, sleet, snow, and even bugs from the windshield.

In addition to this, we also offer additional services such as wiper arm lubrication, glass cleaning, and window treatment to extend the life of your vehicle’s new wipers. Additionally, we also offer inspections to check for signs of damage or corrosion in the arms and blades before recommending service. With this thorough assessment, drivers can be sure that their windshield is safe and ready to offer clear visibility in all conditions. Enjoy a safe driving experience with a professional wiper blade replacement today.

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3 Common Windshield Wiper Problems:

Frozen Wipers

Your wipers are frozen or snowed onto the windshield. Your windshield wipers don’t weigh very much, so it’s easy for heavy wet snow to weigh them down or cause them to freeze onto the windshield.

Faulty Motor

There’s an electric motor solely dedicated to powering your windshield wipers. As an electrical appliance, this motor can short out, which will cause your wipers not to move at all. The fuse in your motor can also blow, which will cause the same outcome.

Torn Blades

Your windshield wiper blades are made of rubber meant to handle water and sometimes ice. Faced with anything solid, these rubber blades can rip easily, causing your wipers not to work.

What Does a Windshield Wiper Motor Do?

A windshield wiper motor is a small electric motor that powers the windshield wipers on a car. The wipers are attached to the motor by two metal arms attached to a wiper transmission or linkage, and when the motor spins, the arms flap back and forth quickly, wiping away rain, snow, or dirt from the windshield. Here are some common windshield motor issues:

  • No Movement: If the motor quits completely, the wipers won’t activate when you turn the switch on. The motor can fail with the wipers parked or while in motion, so they might be partially up if it goes.
  • Blown Fuse: A wiper motor that’s failing could still operate at times, but with any load on it, like snow or wiper friction against a dry windshield, the circuit could be drawing more power than normal. The fuse burns out to protect the circuit but indicates early failure.
  • Slow Movement: The wiper motor can have extra resistance from dirt or debris clogging the moving parts, or the electrical components could be in suboptimal condition, causing slower speeds.
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Windshield Wiper Questions & Answers

How do windshield wipers work?

All you have to do is operate your windshield wiper’s controls to make them work. But it takes a coordinated effort to get the wipers to work.

  1. An electric motor in the engine compartment, near the windshield, attaches to a worm gear system.
  2. The worm gears attach to a metal rod, and there are two of these on each car.
  3. Wiper blades slide snugly into the metal rods.
  4. The motors turn the gears, while the gears move the metal rods, and the metal rods hold the rubber blades that come in contact with the windshield.

Are there different types of windshield wiper blades?

Yes, there are three main types.

  • Conventional. The blades consist of conventional rubber held in a metal frame. Traditionally, cars had these types of wipers, but they are less common now.
  • Beam. Wiper blades on newer cars typically have beam-type windshield wipers. These high-tech wipers consist of one single piece to decrease the potential for breaking. Beam wipers also have a curve in them, so they lay against the windshield more effectively because the windshield is also curved.
  • Hybrid. These types of windshield wipers offer pivoting suspension points on the metal frame to hold the rubber firmly against the glass of the windshield.​​

What are windshield wipers made of?

The part that attaches to the arms is made of metal, while the part that contacts your windshield is made of rubber or silicone.

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