Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement Cost

Know what price you should pay to get your vehicle fixed.

The average cost for a windshield wiper blade replacement is between $56 and $89. Labor costs are estimated between $26 and $34 while parts are priced between $30 and $55. Estimate does not include taxes and fees.
Note about price: The cost of this service or repair can vary by location, your vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Related repairs may also be needed. Talk with a RepairPal Certified shop to learn which repairs might be right for you.

How does the windshield wiper work?

When the windshield wipers are activated, the switch sends a signal through the fuse, and possibly a relay, and power reaches the windshield wiper motors from one of two paths. When it reaches the windshield wiper motor, the motor will being moving back and forth as quickly as the driver has selected. When the wiper motor turns, the wiper arms, which are connected to the motor, and contain the wiper blades, move across the windshield, causing the wiper blades to drag liquid off the glass.

What are the symptoms related to a bad windshield wiper?

The moment water touches the windshield, you know if you need new windshield wiper blades. If your wiper blades are torn, cracked, hard, or brittle, it is time for replacement. Wipers should also be replaced if the wiper blades only smear water around, seem to make a mess, streak the windshield, and miss large patches. If you are unhappy with the current wiper blades on your vehicle, this is a very economical change to make.

Can I drive with a windshield wiper problem?

Driving without windshield cleaning components is not typically considered unsafe, but there will be no system to properly clean your field of vision if the need arises. If the windshield cleaning system is heavily relied upon in your location, consider repairing the system sooner than later. Also, this system works together to clean and protect the windshield, when one component fails, the risk of damage to the windshield is elevated. Lack of lubrication, incorrect windshield wiper angle, and worn windshield wiper blades are all causes of streaking, grooving, and scratching the path of the windshield wipers into the windshield.

How often do windshield wipers need to be replaced?

Windshield wipers are maintenance items, and the replacement schedule is listed in the owner's manual. If the windshield wipers wear out before the specified mileage, and must be replaced early, This is normally due to using the windshield wipers dry, on ice, to move debris from the windshield, and catching a damaging foreign object under the wiper blade.

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