How to Change Your Windshield Wipers

 
Changing your windshield wipers is one regular maintenance task you need to do more frequently than most others, so it's good that it's so simple to do. Follow these easy steps and you'll be a pro at it in no time.

How to Know It's Time to Replace Them


Ideally you should change your wipers every six months or so, and preferably once right before winter hits. You'll know your blades are getting worn out and need replaced when they leave streaks, squeak, or leave a film on your windshield. Cleaning them may help, but if not, it's time to replace them.

How to Replace Your Windshield Wipers


1. First, you need to make sure you buy the right kind of blades. If you stop by and let us know the year, make, and model of your car, we can find the blades that match your car for you. Make sure you get one for each side and always replace both blades at once.

2. Then,  remove the old ones. You can do this by lifting up the wiper assembly so that it's standing up, and then turn the blade part until it's perpendicular to the rest of the assembly. Find the hinge and pull out the small tab until it snaps. Then you'll pull the wiper assembly toward the car and pull the blade out. Before you go to grab your replacement blades, gently lay the wipers back down onto the windshield-don't let them fall or you could damage your windshield!

3. Next, go backwards. Insert the new blades into the same hole you pulled the old blade from. Line up the arm's hook with its hinge and push them together until it clicks together. 

4. Repeat on the other side, and you're all set!

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If this seems like it's too difficult for you, be sure to stop by our Shults Resale Service Center and we can have your wipers changed in no time. However, if changing your wiper blades seems really easy, check out our other DIY tips such as how to change your oil and how to change a flat tire. Thanks for choosing Shults Resale Center!