Mechanic replacing windshield wiper blades

How to Replace Windshield Wipers on a Car

Guide on Installing New Wiper Blades

Are your windshield wiper blades leaving streaks of water behind? Are they squeaking while in use? These are two common signs that your car needs new windshield wipers. Thankfully, replacing windshield wiper blades is an easy and fast task that you can do right at home. Learn how to install new wiper blades with our guide below.

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Steps for Replacing Windshield Wiper Blades

  1. Determine the right wiper blade size. Since windshield wiper blades vary in size, you’ll want to make sure you’re buying the right ones for your car. You can find the size by either measuring one of your current wiper blades or checking your owner’s manual.
  2. Lift the wiper arm and depress the tab on its underside. This will release the blade, allowing you to slide it out in a downwards motion.
  3. Insert the new wiper blade by pulling it through the arm. You should hear a click once the wiper blade is secured.
  4. Gently lower the arm and repeat for the second wiper. It’s a good idea to replace both wiper blades at the same time.
  5. Test the wipers to ensure they are working properly. Testing them now is a lot better than realizing one of the wipers aren’t working right in the middle of a storm.

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Mechanic replacing windshield wiper blades