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How to change your wiper blades

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQs, Service, Tips & Tricks on Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 at 8:39 pm
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When your windshield wipers become ineffective, it is equally annoying and dangerous. If they have ever become damaged while driving in the rain, you know that your visibility is next to nothing. If that does happen to you, pull over as safely as possible, turn your hazards on, and wait for the rain to pass. If, however, you are fortunate enough to see that you need to replace your blades outside of a rainstorm, check out the following steps to making that happen. 


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Inspect your blades 

Do this regularly so you avoid getting caught in a monsoon and have zero visibility. Check them out every now and then to make sure they aren’t too worn. Sometimes, the blade can become loose, so just take a few seconds to make sure they’re on the up and up. 

Measure the wiper length 

When you inevitably do have to replace your wiper blades, it is imperative that you get the right size. Remember that each wiper is generally a different length, so be sure that you get the correct length blade for the corresponding side.


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Remove old wiper blade 

Lift the wiper arm up from the windshield and press the small tab underneath the wiper. This is usually near the meeting point of the wiper arm and blade. Take the blade off by pulling down on it. 

Attach new wiper blade 

Put the new blade in the place of the old blade. You will hear a clicking noise. Typically, it will easily slide on and be secure upon “clicking.” 

Test it out 

Get in the car and turn your wipers on. Make sure there is nothing loose. If you really want to be thorough, ask your kids or neighbor to spray your windshield with water while you do it. There you have it. That was easy, right? This simple fix is offered by most mechanics, but why not save some money and just take ten minutes to do yourself? 


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5 Responses to “How to change your wiper blades”

  1. Mark Vang says:

    When it comes to the replacement of your road companion’s windshield wiper- do you really know how frequently the wiper blades should be replaced? I think many drivers will fail to give the right answer. A wiper blade may be the small ingredient of the automobile- however, that does not mean it is insignificant. Like other constituents, it also needs some kinds of care in order to remain highly serviceable for a long haul. No matter how effectively you are maintaining your windshield, at a certain point of time, you have to replace it in order to enhance the level of visibility while driving. This article will help you in replacing the wiper blades. Still, you have any kind of difficulty, you should directly ring up an auto technician for the same undertaking.

  2. Sean winstone says:

    People underestimates the importance of wiper blade replacement. There are a lot of factor responsible for the damaged wiper blades including extreme surrounding temperature. So, the wiper blades needs to be inspected prior to the arrival of the rainy season. If wiper blade unable to provide clear vision through the windshields, then it would be best deal to replace such wiper blades. However, before choosing the suitable wiper blades, we have to do perfect measurement.

  3. Janet Chua says:

    Wiper blades provide a good and glare free visibility in all weather conditions. They improve the road safety in all manners of driving situations. So it is very annoying & dangerous to have a damaged wiper. Many drivers give less importance to wiper blades and don’t take proper care of them. They think that wipers are insignificant. The damaged and cracked wiper blades can’t work properly & scratch the glass. So it is suggested to replace the wiper blades when needed at a certified auto repair shop. If you want to replace the wiper blades of your Mercedes at a certified auto repair shop, you may refer to:
    https://santacruzeuropeanauto.com/santa-cruz-mercedes-repair.

  4. Samantha Smith says:

    Wiper blades are important components of the car which help to remove rain, snow and ice from the windshield. These are made up of rubber so they naturally wear out after several months of wiping. Worn out wiper blades can’t provide proper visibility in rain. So before arrival of rainy season, we must replace the wiper blades. First we should measure the wiper length, then removing the old wiper blade we have to attach new wiper blade and test it out. If we are unable to replace the windshield wipers on our own, we may take the help of an experienced automotive technician.

  5. Emma Megan says:

    Windshield wipers can be an overlooked part of your car’s safety system. If the wipers are not working properly,visibility may be severely reduced when it rains or snows. The wiper blades should be regularly inspected as cracked or worn out wipers may struggle to remove rain and debris from the windshield. So we must replace the old wiper blades with new ones to ensure proper visibility. For this first we have to measure the length of wiper blade, then removing old wiper blade we have to attach the new one and test it out.

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