Typical Cost: Low
Mobile Repair? Yes
Typical Lead Time: 2 - 24 hours
Windscreen wiper blades are used to both clear the water from the screen (front and back where appropriate) during rain, but also to clear snow, debris and dust when used in conjunction with the vehicle's washer fluid system.
In the majority of cases, the wipers consist of a metal arm, with the rubber blade attached to it, that are manoeuvreed across the screen by the wiper linkage, powered by a wiper motor. All modern vehicles have one or two permanently on settings and one intermittent setting, which in a lot of cases can be altered in frequency by the driver, according to the conditions.
The traditional method of activating the system was from the driver manually operating a switch or column stalk. However most modern cars have rain sensitive settings where the wipers will come on automatically when there is water detected on the screen.
The wiper blade is kept at a constant pressure when it moves across the screen by the sprung wiper arm.
Unless otherwise stated, the quote for your wiper blades to be replaced will cover;
Windscreen wiper blades (front - all) replacement
Wiper blade replacement - rear
The cost of having your wiper blades replaced depends on your car and what parts your car's manufacturer recommends.
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Front wiper motor replacement
Rear wiper motor replacement
Wiper linkage replacement
Windscreen/wiper washer jet replacement (both)
No, we will not fit customer supplied parts unless they are a brand new item, purchased from a dealership with the receipt as proof of purchase. There is no flexibility over this due to insurance and warranty issues.
In this scenario, the mechanic will provide a no obligation quote for the correct repair. Should you accept this, the mechanic can alter the booking accordingly. If you decide not to go ahead with the alternative repair, the mechanic can change the booking to a call out and diagnostic booking and charge according to the time spent with the vehicle and call out.