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How to Replace Your Windshield Wipers in 5 Easy Steps

Have you ever found yourself driving in heavy rain, only to realize that your windshield wipers are not doing their job properly? If so, it might be time to replace them. Fortunately, replacing your windshield wipers is a simple task that you can easily do on your own. Follow along below through the process of replacing your windshield wipers in just five easy steps.

  • Step 1: Assess and Purchase the Correct Wiper Blades

Before diving into the replacement process, it's crucial to assess the condition of your existing wiper blades. Check for any signs of damage, such as cracks or torn rubber. Once you've determined that replacement is necessary, measure the length of the wiper blades and purchase the appropriate replacements from your local auto parts store.

  • Step 2: Lift the Wiper Arm

Gently lift the wiper arm away from the windshield until it stays in an upright position. Be cautious not to let it snap back onto the windshield, as this may cause damage.

  • Step 3: Remove the Old Wiper Blade

Locate the small tab or clip where the wiper blade connects to the wiper arm. Depress this tab or clip, and carefully slide the old wiper blade off the arm. Be cautious while handling the metal wiper arm to avoid any accidental injury.

  • Step 4: Attach the New Wiper Blade 

Take the new wiper blade and align it with the wiper arm. Ensure that the attachment mechanism is properly engaged with the arm. Apply gentle pressure until you hear a click or feel that the blade is securely in place.

  • Step 5: Lower the Wiper Arm

Slowly lower the wiper arm back onto the windshield, ensuring that the new wiper blade is positioned correctly. Repeat these steps for the other wiper blade if necessary.

Congratulations! You've successfully replaced your windshield wipers in just five simple steps. Now, you can drive with confidence, knowing that your visibility during inclement weather is restored. However, if you're uncertain about performing this task on your own or if you encounter any difficulties, our skilled technicians here at our shop would be happy to assist you. Give us a call or schedule an online appointment with One Stop Auto Care today!