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How to Replace Windshield Wiper Blades on Your Car

Step by Step Guide on Replacing Bad Wipers

Eventually, your windshield wiper blades will go bad. Maybe they get old and form cracks or get rounded. Perhaps you lost a small piece of the rubber from harsh weather or heavy use. No matter why you are replacing your windshield wiper blades on your car, you will need to know how. Thankfully, the process is quite simple and shouldn’t take you long. Here’s a step by step guide on replacing your bad wipers.

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What to Do When Changing Windshield Wipers

  1. Find the correct wiper blade size. You can do this by Close up of a person replacing a windshield wipermeasuring the current wiper blade or checking your owner’s manual on which size wiper blades you should buy.
  2. Remove the old or bad wiper blade from the arm. First, lift the arm up so the blade isn’t touching the glass. Look for a small tab on the bottom of the wiper by the arm. Depress this and slide the blade off.
  3. Insert the new wiper blade. With the new blade, pull it into the arm. Once the blade is inserted correctly, you should hear a click. Lower the arm back down and repeat steps 2 and 3 on the other wiper blade.
  4. Test to make sure the blades are installed correctly. If your wiper blades aren’t put on right, you may still see streaking. To test this, use your windshield washer fluid. It’s much better to test now than to find out that your wipers aren’t working in the middle of a storm!

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