Long Beach Windshield Wiper Repairs

Windshield Wiper Replacement Long Beach

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You likely don’t give your windshield wipers much thought until it’s raining out, but they actually play a vital role in driving safety. When your wipers don’t work properly, your visibility can become impaired, increasing the likelihood that you could get in an accident. That’s why it’s a good idea to get your windshield wipers maintained and replaced on a regular basis. Next time you bring your car into our Long Beach auto repair shop for a tune-up or oil change, make sure your wipers get checked out as well.

The windshield wiper system is made up three components: the motor, the blades and the wiper fluid reservoir. Wiper failure could be a result of wiring problems, a blown fuse, or a bad motor. If your wipers suddenly stop working, the problem could be as simple as replacing the fuse. If this does not work, have it professionally repaired.

The wiper blades are like squeegees, with the arm dragging a rubber blade across the glass. When the blade is new and the rubber is clean with no nicks or cracks, the blades wipe water away without leaving streaks. When the wiper blades age, nicks or cracks form and road grime builds up on the edges, diminishing the tight seal against the window. When this happens, streaks form on your windshield. Finally, when the system ages, the wiper fluid nozzles can become corroded or warped, thus decreasing the fluid supply’s functionality.

It is certainly possible to change your wiper blades and replace the fluid yourself, but if you have it done by a professional during a regularly scheduled maintenance visit, you can be sure that the repairs will be done correctly. Don’t wait until you are on the road during a rainstorm to realize that your wipers are not working. Stop by Advanced Computer Automotive, your Long Beach windshield wiper repair experts. Give us a call at 562-421-1905 to find out more information or to schedule an appointment.