A Simple Way to Change the Windshield Wiper Blades on Your Car
Your windshield wiper blades are an essential (and nonnegotiable) component of your car. Their benefits are numerous and obvious. With the push of a button, you can effectively clear snow, rain, frost, and more with your windshield wipers. As a result, they are necessary for roadway safety for you and your fellow motorists.
But like anything else, windshield wiper blades experience wear and tear. Therefore, periodically changing them is important. If you require new windshield wipers, you’re in the right place. Keep reading to learn the windshield wiper blade installation process.
Selecting the Proper Blades
Many wiper blade options are available; however, the main goal is to ensure you have the proper blades for your car’s make and model. When selecting the appropriate windshield wiper blades, be mindful of any credible brands to make a knowledgeable decision. Also, opt for OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) to remove the guesswork.
If you own an ordinary vehicle from a well-established brand, chances are good you can find compatible wipers at your local auto parts store. Conversely, if you own a car that’s a little more exotic, you may need to find a set of wipers online.
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
Typically, tools aren’t required to replace windshield wiper blades. All you need is a little hand dexterity. First, find the blades on your vehicle. In some vehicles, you might need to lift the hood to access the arms, or some vehicles have a function that moves the wipers to a maintenance position, providing easy access. Lift the wiper arms. The wiper arms should be able to hold themselves up due to spring tension, allowing the room to swap the blades out. Finally, remove the wiper from its arm—this process may require some fidgeting.
We recommend reviewing your owner’s manual to see how to remove the blades without damaging anything. Once you’ve removed the wipers, be very cautious. The metal wiper arm may come into contact with the glass. If you inadvertently bump it while swapping the blades, it might snap down, cracking the windshield.
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Our suggestion: Pick up a towel or two and place it on the windshield to serve as a protective barrier between the wiper arm and the glass. If the arm unexpectedly snaps down, it will strike the towel instead of your windshield.
Now, take the removed wipers and place them beside the replacement set. Ensure both sets have the same length and size, and connection points. Once this is confirmed, you’ll know that your new wipers will be an excellent fit; put them on using the reverse method of how you removed the old wipers. When the new wipers are secured in their arms, carefully lay the arms onto the windshield.
Next, turn on your wipers to ensure they’re functional. If everything checks out, congrats on a job well done!
If you don’t want to go through the hassle of a windshield wiper blade installation, we can help. At Aspen Auto Glass, we house a team of windshield repair technicians. And with nearly 20 years of experience, our commitment to quality service continues to be a driving force with each customer who walks through our doors. So contact us today for your windshield repair and auto glass replacement needs.