If you have a newer car with modern technology, your windshield may have rain sensors embedded in it. When the car is in motion and the sensors detect moisture, your windshield wipers will automatically come on and wipe away the rain for you. However, these sensors can malfunction and may need repair. Here are three signs that your rain sensors are in need of repairs.

Your Windshield Wipers Don't Turn On When They Should

If it is raining, you expect your windshield wipers to turn on if you have rain sensors. However, if they don't, you may have a faulty sensor. Always clean the windshield well to ensure dirt and dust aren't preventing the sensor from sensing rain. However, if that doesn't clear up the issue, i is most likely a sensor issue.

Your Windshield Wipers Turn On When They Shouldn't

Another sign that your windshield sensors are in need of repair are that your windshield wipers turn on when they should not. If you are driving and the wipers go, even though it is not raining, your sensors are likely faulty. It is important to note that if you live in a high humidity area, the humidity can build up around the sensor and trigger them to go. However, most of the time, this is a sensor issue, rather than a weather-related one. And unfortunately, the problem is only going to continue until you have it fixed. This can be a distraction while driving, so the sooner it is repaired, the better.

You Can't Manually Turn on Your Windshield Wipers

Your windshield wipers are connected to the sensors in your windshield. If the sensors are faulty, or the wiring is, you may be unable to manually turn the wipers on when you need to clear a bug or other debris from your windshield. If your wipers don't turn on when you try to get them to, you need to have the sensors in the windshield looked at to determine if they could be the problem. 

Are you having problems with your windshield? Do you need sensors replaced or perhaps even an entire windshield replaced in the greater St. Paul, MN area? If so, contact Only 1 Auto Glass. We are a vehicle glass repair and replacement company who would love to help you with all of your windshield repairs. Give us a call or visit our website to learn more about the services we offer.