two men inspecting a car's wipers

Step-By-Step Guide to Replacing Windshield Wipers

How Do I Replace My Car’s Windshield Wipers?

Windshield wipers play a vital role in keeping you and those around you safe on the road. Without functioning wiper blades, your line of vision on the road can become impaired from debris, rain, snow, ice, and anything else that comes in contact with your windshield. If your vehicle’s wiper blades are old and worn out, they can do more damage than good by smearing your windshield and leaving behind debris. So, you might be asking yourself, “How do I replace my car’s windshield wipers?” Keep reading this guide from Auto Simple to find out.

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How To Replace Wiper Blades image of a car's wiper wiping rain

Checking your vehicle’s wiper blades every six to 12 months is a good routine to fall into. Over time the rubber on the wipers will wear out and leave you with a set of mediocre wiper blades. Routinely inspecting your blades to catch any damage or wear and tear will help you stay on top of replacing your blades before they become unusable. Follow the steps below to help you get a fresh pair of windshield wiper blades installed on your vehicle.

  1. Lift your vehicle’s wiper arms up and place a towel beneath them against the windshield. This will protect the glass in case the arm falls back down into place.
  2. Remove the old wipers by pressing on the tab where the wiper blade and arm meet.
  3. As you press the tab, pull downward to slide the blade off.
  4. Attach the new blade by inserting the wiper arm into the opening at the middle of the blade and pull the blade upwards until you hear it click into place.
  5. Lower the arm onto the windshield and repeat the process on the other arm.
  6. Remove the towel and test the new wipers.

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We hope this guide helps you the next time you need to replace your car’s windshield wipers. It can be a bit confusing at first, but after a few times it’s quick and easy. If you are in the market for a new vehicle head over to our online inventory where we offer pre-owned vehicles at affordable prices along with customized financial plans to help you get behind the wheel.