Changing your car’s wiper blades is a simple task that can be done in just a few minutes, but it is an important one for maintaining clear visibility while driving. Wiper blades can become worn and ineffective over time, leaving streaks on your windshield or even skipping parts of it. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to change your car’s wiper blades, step by step.
Step 1: Gather the Necessary Tools
Before you begin, you’ll need a few tools to help you change your wiper blades. These may include:
- A flathead screwdriver
- A pair of pliers
- Your new wiper blades
Step 2: Locate the Wiper Arm
The first step in changing your wiper blades is to locate the wiper arm. The wiper arm is the part of the wiper system that holds the wiper blade in place on the windshield. It can usually be found along the windshield’s edge and is usually attached to the wiper blade with a small bolt.
Step 3: Lift the Wiper Arm
Once you have located the wiper arm, use your flathead screwdriver to lift the arm up. You should be able to lift the arm by placing the screwdriver between the arm and the windshield and gently prying upward. The arm should lift up and away from the windshield.
Step 4: Remove the Old Wiper Blade
With the wiper arm lifted, you should now be able to see the wiper blade and the bolt that holds it in place. Use your pliers to loosen the bolt and remove the old wiper blade. Discard the old wiper blade and set the bolt aside.
Step 5: Install the New Wiper Blade
Next, take your new wiper blade and attach it to the wiper arm by aligning the grooves on the blade with the grooves on the arm. Once the blade is aligned, tighten the bolt with your pliers to secure the blade in place.
Step 6: Test the Wiper Blade
Finally, test the wiper blade to make sure it is securely attached and working properly. You can do this by turning the windshield wipers on and observing the blade as it moves across the windshield. If the blade is working properly, it should move smoothly and cleanly across the windshield without leaving streaks or skipping.
Step 7: Repeat the Process for the Other Wiper Blade
Repeat the process for the other wiper blade, making sure to tighten the bolt securely.
Changing your car’s wiper blades is a simple task that can be done in just a few minutes, but it is an important one for maintaining clear visibility while driving. By following these steps, you can change your wiper blades quickly and easily, and be back on the road in no time with a clear view of the road ahead. So why wait? Get started today and keep your windshield clean and clear!