How to take windshield wipers off?

It’s recommended that you change your windshield wiper blades every six months or so.  This will ensure optimal visibility as you drive and prevent scratches from worn-out blades on your windshield.  

Here’s a step-by-step guide to removing your wipers, and how to install new ones:

Measure Your Wipers: Windshield wipers come in several sizes; use the wrong ones, and they either won’t fit your vehicle or won’t work correctly. To determine the correct size, reference the current blade length, typically measured in inches, or look in your owner’s manual.

Take off Windshield Wipers: Gently lift the arm away from the windshield, then press the small tab under the wiper where it meets the arm. The wiper blade should then slide right off the arm when you pull downward.

Attach the New Blade: First confirm that the new blade uses the same hooks as the old, then attach it to the arm. You should hear a clicking sound as the new blade locks in place. Gently lower the arm back to the windshield with the new blade before repeating the process on the other one.

Test Them Out: Don’t wait until a downpour to see if you installed the new blades correctly. Turn the wipers on and off to make sure they work effectively and don’t come loose. This is also a good time to check your windshield washer fluid level and add more to your vehicle if it needs it.

Windshield wipers are one of the least expensive parts of your car, so there’s no reason to put off changing them every six months.  


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