Last Updated on November 4, 2022 by SogouAuto
What Causes Windshield Wipers to Not Park Correctly?
There are a few different reasons why your windshield wipers might not be parking correctly. In some cases, it might be because the rubber on your windshield wipers has become hardened and brittle over time. In other cases, it might be because there’s something obstructing the path of your windshield wipers. And in still other cases, it might be because the motor that controls your windshield wipers is starting to fail. Regardless of the reason, though, the fix is usually pretty simple.
How to Fix Windshield Wipers That Won’t Park Correctly
If the rubber on your windshield wipers is hard and brittle, the simplest fix is to just replace the rubber. You can do this yourself pretty easily; just follow the instructions in your car’s owner’s manual. In most cases, you’ll just need to remove a retaining clip, pull off the old rubber blade, and then push on a new one. Easy peasy!
If there’s something obstructing the path of your windshield wipers, take a close look at both the wiper blades and the wiper arms. Sometimes road debris can get caught between the two, which will prevent them from parking correctly. Other times, ice or snow can build up on either the blades or the arms and cause similar problems. Just clean off whatever is preventing them from moving freely, and you should be good to go.
Finally, if your windshield wipers are failing to park correctly because of a problem with the motor, you’ll probably need to take your car into a mechanic or dealership for repairs. In some cases, they might be able to clean or repair the motor; in other cases, they might need to replace it entirely. Either way, this is something best left to the professionals.