Replacing Your Windshield Wipers in 5 Easy Steps

Your windshield wipers play a vital role in maintaining clear visibility while driving, especially during rainy or snowy conditions. Over time, wiper blades can wear out and become less effective, resulting in streaks or reduced visibility. Fortunately, replacing your windshield wipers is a simple task that you can easily do at home. 

Before We Start!

Remember, it's essential to replace both wiper blades even if only one seems worn or damaged. Uneven wiper performance can affect your visibility and compromise your safety on the road. Additionally, it's recommended to replace your windshield wipers every six to twelve months or whenever you notice signs of wear.

1. Determine the correct wiper blade size

Before purchasing new wiper blades, you need to know the correct size for your vehicle. You can check your vehicle's owner's manual or use an online wiper blade size finder tool to find the appropriate size.

2. Lift the old wiper blades

Start by lifting the old wiper blades away from the windshield. Most wiper arms have a small tab that you can push or lift to release the old blade.

3. Remove the old wiper blades

Once the tab is lifted, gently slide the old wiper blade down and away from the wiper arm. Be cautious not to let the wiper arm snap back onto the windshield, as it can cause damage.

4. Attach the new wiper blades

Take the new wiper blade and align it with the wiper arm. Ensure that the hook or connector on the blade matches the attachment point on the wiper arm. Push the blade up until you hear a click or until it feels secure in place.

5.Test the new wiper blades

Lower the wiper arm back onto the windshield and turn on your wipers. Run them for a few cycles to check if the new blades are functioning properly and providing clear visibility. If there are any issues, make sure the blades are securely attached and aligned.

If this task seems a little bit daunting or frustrating to do, make sure to visit D. Wells Automotive Service! We will make short work of the windshield wiper blade replacement while you are in the show, take advantage of the other services we offer!

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