How to Replace Your Wiper Blades

No car can be complete without wiper blades. It is a necessity, because if you do not have these wipers, you will be virtually blind during rain, and it can get worse when it really pours down. Wiper blades are usually made of rubber that does not scratch the windshield and does the job as well. Some cars even have a wiper located somewhere near the rear windshield to make it easier for the driver to look at the traffic coming from the rear. It is not that difficult of a task to replace these wiper blades. All you need is a  little guidance to get you through the process.

Instructions

  • 1

    Lift the wipers all the way up.

    You do not need to start the engine to get the wipers to work. By rotating the ignition key to turn on the car battery will be enough to operate the wipers. Start the wipers, and when they reach around about 45 degrees, switch off the battery of the car. Get out of your car and pull on to the wipers a little to separate them from the windshield.

  • 2

    Remove old windscreen wipers

    Place your hand on the bottom of the old windshield wiper and use a little force to budge the wipers. You will need a little force to loosen the wipers from the base because they are tightly fixed.

  • 3

    Push the wiper blade to 90 degrees from the wiper arm


    Bring the wiper blade to an angle of 90 degrees from the wiper arm.





    Remove old windscreen wipers

    Place your hand on the bottom of the old windshield wiper and use a little force to budge the wipers. You will need a little force to loosen the wipers from the base because they are tightly fixed.

  • 4

    Locate the small chip

    Once your wiper blade is at 90 degrees, you will most likely see a small chip. Press the chip with the help of your thumb. Slide the wiper blade down. In some cases it will be difficult to budge the wiper blade, so you will need a little force to separate it.

  • 5

    Separate wiper arm hook from the wiper blade

    The reason why you are pushing down on the wiper blade is to separate it from the wiper arm hook.

  • 6

    Position the new wiper blade

    Once you are done separating the old wiper blade, take out a new one and position its centre clip with the arm hook of the wiper. You need to align it properly or the wiper blade will not fix in properly.

  • 7

    Give the final touches

    All you have to do now is to slide the new wiper blade up its arm. Once you are done with that, bring the wiper arm back to its original position, which is on the windshield. Put the keys in the ignition and bring the wiper back to its original position.

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