The windshield wipers play an important role in keeping your windshield clear during bad weather. It’s easy to maintain your windshield wipers at home without needing to bring your car to a shop.
Are you unsure where to start when it comes to maintaining your wipers? We’ll help you with this buyer’s guide. We’ll discuss everything you need to know about windshield wipers like identifying wiper components, troubleshooting wiper issues, and replacing the wipers.
The Different Components Of A Windshield Wiper
A windshield wiper assembly seems very simple. The truth is, it has many different components:
- Windshield wiper motor
- Windshield wiper arm
- Windshield wiper blade
- Windshield wiper pump
This post discusses each component in more detail.
What’s Wrong With Your Wipers?
When your wipers stop working right, it can compromise your safety on the road. So it’s important to figure out what’s wrong so you can fix it ASAP. This post has a list of electrical and mechanical issues to consider. Some of the possible issues include:
- Blown fuse
- Damaged wiring
- Broken or malfunctioning motor
- Bad wiper switch
- Corroded or jammed mechanical parts
- Bad sprayers
- Clogged washer nozzle
- Damaged washer hose
How To Replace Rear Windshield Wiper Blades
Do you have worn rear wiper blade(s) on your Mazda? You can replace them in a matter of minutes! You can either replace the entire blade with the plastic backing or replace only the rubber blade.
This tutorial will show you how to replace both kinds of parts. It’s a very easy process you can do right in your driveway.
How To Replace Front Windshield Wipers
Are your front windshield wipers acting up? Or do your front wipers need new blades? Either way, this guide is for you. It walks you through the process of:
- Replacing your wiper blades
- Replacing the wiper motor
- Replacing a wiper arm
Each replacement process is simple and straightforward. If you have the right tools, you can pull it off right at home.
OEM Vs. Aftermarket Mazda Windshield Wipers
When you need to replace the wiper blades on your Mazda, you face an important question. Should you get OEM replacement wipers, or should you go the aftermarket route? If you ask us, OEM is always the answer. It's because:
- Mazda builds its OEM wipers with quality materials.
- OEM wipers have exactly the right dimensions and curvature
- This means OEM wipers are reliable and will always keep your windshield clear (until they wear out)
For a more thorough comparison between OEM and aftermarket wipers, check out this guide.