Like all moving car parts, windshield wipers will wear down over time and become less effective, and will need to be replaced. You should replace your wipers after a year or so, when the blade no longer makes proper contact with the windshield, though the actual lifespan of the wiper blade will depend on climate and usage.
Before You Begin
You may need a flat head screwdriver to replace your wipers, but this will depend on your car and the model of wiper. You will need replacement wipers, which you can find by either by bringing the old wiper blade into the auto parts store, or checking your owner's manual to determine which models of wipers fit your car.
Replacing the Wipers
Remove the windshield wipers from the arm. This can done in three different ways, depending on the type of connection that your car's wiper arms have:
Take your replacement wiper blades and install them on the newly vacated wiper arms. Each specific pair of windshield wipers will come with a set of instructions that detail how they should be properly installed, but the process is almost always the opposite of how you removed the old wipers:
Once you have installed the wipers, spray water on your windshield and run the wipers for a few minutes to ensure that they have proper contact with the glass and are completely secure. If not, double check the installation instructions to ensure that the blades are properly in place, and adjust as needed.
For more information about other types of auto service, contact a company like Slipstream Autocare.Share
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