GM Windshield Wipers Buyer's Guide
Windshield wipers are one of the parts on your GM vehicle that need frequent maintenance. In fact, wipers are so easy to maintain that you don’t need to bring your vehicle to a shop. This buyer’s guide has all the information you need about:
- Inspecting your wipers
- Figuring out why they’re failing
- Choosing the right replacement wipers.
When To Replace Your GM Windshield Wiper Blades
Wiper blades are the rubber parts that come into contact with the windshield. These components wear out pretty fast, usually between 6 and 12 months. When your wiper blades wear out, they can’t clear the windshield as well. So if you notice a decrease in visibility during bad weather, this guide is what you need. It’ll walk you through the process of inspecting your wiper blades to determine if they need replacing yet.
Figuring Out Why Your Windshield Wipers Are Not Working
Sometimes the issue is bigger than worn wiper blades. There are quite a few things that could go wrong with wipers. If your wipers aren’t clearing the windshield properly, this diagnostic guide may help you figure out what’s wrong with them. It will help you troubleshoot the most common causes of wiper failure:
- Torn blades
- Dirty windshield
- Failed motor
- Bad fuse
- Loose pivot joint
- Clogged windshield washer nozzles
- Bad park switch
Are OEM Windshield Wipers Better Than Aftermarket?
When it’s time to replace your windshield wipers, you’re faced with an important question. Should you get OEM or aftermarket replacement parts? This comparison guide explains in great detail why OEM windshield wipers are the far better choice than aftermarket wipers. To sum it up:
- OEM wipers are an exact fit for your particular model
- Many aftermarket wiper blades come with a universal design that may require adapters to fit your car
- GM makes OEM windshield wipers with quality materials
- Aftermarket manufacturers are notorious for using low quality materials
So the bottom line is you’ll get a lot more value with your money if you buy OEM wipers.
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