Step by Step Guide on How to Replace Wiper Blades

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks, Vehicle Maintenance on Thursday, June 18th, 2020 at 11:23 am
Person checking the wiper blades on a car

How to Change Your Windshield Wipers

Over time, your windshield wiper blades will start going bad. Whether it starts forming cracks or no longer conforms to the shape of your windshield, it’s important to replace these pieces of rubber so you can continue to see clearly the next time you drive in rain. Thankfully, replacing windshield wipers is one of the cheapest and easiest tasks you can do right at home. Here’s our step by step guide on how to replace wiper blades.

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  1. Find the correct wiper blade size. Wipers are only effective if the size matches your vehicle. You can determine this by measuring your current wiper blades or by consulting your owner’s manual.
  2. Remove the old blade from its holder. To do so, life the arm. On the underside of the wiper where it meets the arm, depress the tab. This will release the blade so you can simply slide it out by pulling on it downward.
  3. Replace with your new blade. You will need to pull the wiper blade tight onto the arm. Listen for a clicking sound as this will indicate it is in place. Gently lower the arm back onto the windshield. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for the second wiper blade.
  4. Test the wipers. Once you are finished, turn on your wipers to check they are working properly. It’s a lot better to do this now than find out that they aren’t working right in the middle of a storm.

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