Weather changes and that can affect how well your wiper blades are working. After having to battle snow, ice, leaves, heat, cold, and whatever else they may come across, replacing them is another important part of car maintenance.

Are you the type of person who likes to handle your own car maintenance? If so, then we have some tips and advice for changing your own wiper blades. Just follow these easy steps to a do-it-yourself wiper replacement. Of course, if you would rather have a professional service technician take care of this, contact us or schedule an appointment today!

There is one important aspect to always follow during car maintenance, and that is SAFETY. For this, safety is more about your car.

  • Place a towel or protective fabric on the windshield under the wiper in case it falls during changing.
  • Be careful not to pinch your fingers on any parts or pieces of the wipers.

These safety tips are simple and easy, so since you know them, you will now need to know the TOOLS to complete this do-it-yourself wiper replacement.

  • Replacement wiper blades
  • Towel or protective fabric

Ok, let's move on to the STEPS for a DIY wiper replacement.

  • Lift the wiper up off the windshield. When it is raised high enough it will prop itself up.
  • Unlatch a switch on the blade to loosen it from the wiper arm.
  • Slide the blade off by pulling the center of it toward the bottom of the wiper arm. When it is completed the arm will look like it has a hook at the end.
  • Grab the new wiper blade and put it on the j-hook the same way that you had removed it from.
  • Click the tab or latch on the new blade to secure it on the arm of the wiper.
  • Remove and replace the other wiper in the same manner.

That's it! The do-it-yourself wiper replacement is complete. Other windshield wipers such as back windshield wipers or headlight wipers will also need replaced at points. It is advised to change windshield wipers with major changing of season such as winter to spring and summer to fall.


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