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How much does a wiper linkage replacement cost for Volkswagen cars?

A typical Volkswagen wiper linkage replacement in the UK costs around £206 - £424. Depending on your Volkswagen model and engine, and whether you live in a big city or a small one, the price of a wiper linkage replacement on your vehicle can be higher or lower. We computed prices for some of the best-selling Volkswagen cars in the UK in order to give you an idea of how much a wiper linkage replacement costs.
Car modelFixter price range
Wiper linkage replacement for Volkswagen Polo£206 - £323
Wiper linkage replacement for Volkswagen Golf VII£263 - £413
Wiper linkage replacement for Volkswagen Golf£263 - £413
Wiper linkage replacement for Volkswagen Tiguan£263 - £413
Wiper linkage replacement for Volkswagen Golf VI£270 - £424
Wiper linkage replacement for Volkswagen Up!£206 - £323
Wiper linkage replacement for Volkswagen Golf V£270 - £424

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What does a wiper linkage do?

The wiper linkage is the component that attaches the windscreen wiper motor to the wiper arms and blades. It plays a key role in ensuring the driver has good visibility at all times.

What are the symptoms of a broken wiper linkage?

Below are the top three symptoms that could indicate you need to replace your wiper linkage:

  • If the wiper arms get stuck at various points on the windscreen

  • If you can hear the motor running but the arms are not moving

  • If only one wiper arm moves

What happens when we do a wiper linkage replacement on your car?

Our certified mechanics will:

  • Inspect the windscreen wiper system and carry out checks to determine the exact fault.

  • If necessary, they will replace the windscreen wiper linkage.

  • They will then advise if any other parts need to be replaced.

  • The mechanic will test the windscreen wiper system to ensure it works correctly.

  • They will make any final adjustments, if necessary.

Daniel, from LondonDaniel, from London

Hey Fixter, how do you know if your wiper linkage is bad?

The most common signs of a bad wiper linkage are if the wiper arms get stuck at various points on the windscreen, if you can hear the motor running but the arms are not moving or if only one wiper arm moves.

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Want to learn more about Volkswagen wiper linkage replacement?

What does a wiper linkage do?

The wiper linkage is the component that attaches the windscreen wiper motor to the wiper arms and blades. Its job is to transmit the motion of the wiper motor to the wiper arms and blades to clear rain, snow and ice from your windscreen. This component is an important safety feature as it plays a key role in ensuring the driver has good visibility at all times.

Volkswagen

Volkswagen (often shortened to VW) is a German automobile manufacturer founded in 1937 by the German Labour Front, a Nazi labour union.

Volkswagen is the flagship marque of the Volkswagen Group, who in turn is majority owned by Porsche. They own and operate a vast number of cars under other brand names—at the time of writing, they have 342 subsidiary companies.

Possibly its most well-known model of the current generation, the VW Golf, was the 2nd best selling car of 2018, behind the Ford Fiesta, which consistently takes the top spot year after year.

The Golf’s 64k registrations in 2018 added to the vast tally of 3.4million Volkswagen cars on the road today.

High quality, highly rated, appropriately priced cars

VW cars achieve consistently strong reviews and are highly respected by critics and drivers alike. They are renowned for investing more money into research and development than almost any other marque and distributing their wealth of motoring knowledge across the many partner brands under the VW Group umbrella.

The Volkswagen Beetle: The ‘people’s car’

A classic of its time, originally named the Volkswagen Type 1, it soon became nicknamed the Beetle due to its unique shape, and subsequently the bug. The unique looking car was designed by Ferdinand Porsche for Adolf Hitler, who wanted a cheap and simple mass-produced car to travel around his country’s new road network.

The new model Beetle, originally launched to celebrate the original classic in 1997, and with an updated successor in 2011, was designed around the VW Jetta platform sharing much of its build with the Jetta and Golf. VW announced in 2018 that the Beetle would finally be removed from production in July 2019.

How often should a wiper linkage need replacing?

The wiper linkage on your car should last its lifetime, however this will depend on the driving conditions, how often your wipers are used and the quality of the parts. Be sure to have your wiper system checked if you notice any of the above symptoms and make sure you turn your wipers on regularly, even in summer, to avoid the linkage seizing up.

The law, vehicle regulations and your MOT

A broken or faulty wiper linkage is both dangerous and illegal on UK roads. The unpredictable weather in this country means that drivers rely on their windscreen wipers to provide much needed visibility in rainy weather, without which they would be a danger on the roads. The wiper system is also thoroughly checked during the MOT and any fault or malfunction will result in an MOT failure.

What causes a wiper linkage to break?

The wiper linkage is attached to the wiper motor, which is usually located under the hood of the vehicle and is protected from the elements. However, because the linkage is often exposed to the sun, snow, wind, and rain it is more susceptible to wear and tear or breaking entirely without warning. One of the most common causes of premature wear is overuse in rainy climates or in cold temperatures where the windshield wipers are frozen and may stick to the windshield. This sticking causes the linkage to strip from the wiper arm, requiring a replacement to be fitted.

When should a wiper linkage be replaced?

The windshield wiper linkage is designed to last the lifetime of the vehicle, but like any other mechanical part it can break or malfunction when you least expect it. As soon as you begin to notice your wipers struggling to move across the windscreen, making strange noises or moving out of sync, you should have your wiper system, including the linkage, looked at by a mechanic and replaced.

Fully functioning wipers are a key safety feature in your car so it’s vital that you get them fixed as soon as you notice a problem.

What are the signs of a bad wiper linkage?

Usually, there a few signs you can look for:

  • If the wiper arms get stuck at various points on the windscreen

  • If you can hear the motor running but the arms are not moving

  • If only one wiper arm moves

  • Wiper blades rotate out of sequence

  • If the wiper blades sputter or make a grinding noise when operating

What happens during a wiper linkage replacement?

During the repair our certified mechanics will:

  • Inspect the windscreen wiper system and carry out checks to determine the exact fault.

  • If necessary, they will replace the windscreen wiper linkage.

  • They will then advise if any other parts need to be replaced.

  • The mechanic will test the windscreen wiper system to ensure it works correctly.

  • They will make any final adjustments, if necessary.

What is the average life of a wiper linkage?

A wiper linkage is designed to last the lifetime of your vehicle, however the linkage is often exposed to the sun, snow, wind, and rain so is more susceptible to wear and tear or breaking without warning. One of the most common causes of premature wear is overuse in rainy climates or in cold temperatures where the windshield wipers are frozen and may stick to the windshield. This sticking causes the linkage to strip from the wiper arm, requiring a replacement to be fitted.

Can you drive with a broken or missing wiper linkage?

No you shouldn’t drive with a bad wiper linkage. Driving with faulty wipers isn't just potentially dangerous, it's also illegal and could result in a hefty fine if you’re pulled over.

Poor visibility out of your windscreen can greatly reduce your reaction time and cause you to miss important signs and dangerous hazards on the road. A wiper system that doesn't clear the screen properly and affects the drivers' visibility is dangerous and will also result in an instant MOT fail.

Does a wiper linkage deteriorate with age?

Over time, the wiper linkage can become bent and worn. This is especially true if the wipers are used in areas where heavy snow and ice are common during the winter months.

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