Common Windshield Wiper Problems

Common Windshield Wiper Problems

Get GMC-Certified Auto Care at McGrath Buick GMC Cadillac Near Cedar Rapids

McGrath Buick GMC Cadillac provides GMC Certified Service for Cedar Rapids drivers. Our highly trained and experienced service technicians provide a full menu of services and repairs for your GMC vehicle. In addition to GMC vehicles, we also service hundreds of other makes and models by offering everything from oil changes to new windshield wipers; stop into our service department to see how we can help you drive better, today!

Get Your Wiper Blades Replaced at McGrath Buick GMC

Believe it or not, shortened wiper blade life is a common problem. There are many factors that contribute to the shortened life of a wiper blade — the first being where you live. Many people don’t realize that extreme heat and cold are hard on blades, and removing ice and snow also shortens the life of a wiper blade, and damages the motor and linkage. Other factors may include:

  • The condition of the windshield itself, which also affects the blade’s life: chips and cracks in the glass can damage the wiper blade.
  • The use of water instead of washer fluid. Bacteria can grow in the reservoir and clog it. Windshield washer fluid contains chemicals that prevent this. Always use a high quality windshield washer fluid.
  • Allowing debris, such as leaves, to collect at the base of the wipers. Over time it can clog drains in the cowl area, which can submerge the wiper motor in rain buildup, consequently destroying the motor. To avoid this problem, cover the area when parking near trees.

For information about common windshield wiper problems or to schedule your next service appointment so they can be replaced, contact us at McGrath BCG. Our service department is open Monday through Saturday.

Visit McGrath Buick GMC Cadillac Today

Here at McGrath Buick GMC Cadillac, we’re proud to offer one of the best selections of new and used models from Buick, GMC and Cadillac — and we’re just a quick ten-minute drive from Cedar Rapids, located in Hiawatha IA. Whether you’re looking for a new car or repairs, both our sales and service departments are open to serve you six days a week. Stop by today to schedule your next service appointment for your GMC vehicle, or check us out on Facebook.

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