How to Replace Windshield Wiper Blades

 

Countless drivers deal with streaky windshields and squeaky blades because they just don't know how to replace windshield wiper blades on their own. But, this DIY task is far easier than you may think! Any driver can take matters into their own hands and install a pair of wipers in well under an hour's time. Learn the top tips and tricks from the Elgin Hyundai service department, and plan your next project today!

Inspect

Take a look at your current pair every six months to make sure that they are still in good condition. Look for key signs of wear like cracking and tearing. Worn blades won't adhere to the window's surface properly, leaving streaks and squeaks behind. Plus, these damaged blades won't have the power to break through sleet and snow. That's one of the reasons that so many people change wiper blades before the winter weather hits.

Research

What kind of windshield wipers do you need? The answer lies in your owner's manual! Every car manual lists vital information about your unique make and model, so you can get the perfect fit for your particular car. If you don't have the manual handy, you can easily check for the correct dimensions online or measure the wiper blade length yourself. Be sure to check both blades!

Install

Now that you've inspected your set and done your research, it's time to break out a new pair of windshield wipers! Here are the steps to follow:

  • Remove the old pair of wipers by lifting the wiper arm away from the windshield. Locate a small tab on the underside of the wiper and push it down to slide the old wiper off.

  • Attach the new set of blades onto the wiper arm and listen for a click. That means the two pieces are securely attached. Lower the wiper arm back to the windshield. Repeat on the other side.

  • Test your wipers right after you install them to make sure that everything is functioning as intended.

Get Expert Help at Elgin Hyundai

Whether you need help finding the perfect set of replacements or additional information about how to replace windshield wiper blades, the experts at Elgin Hyundai would be happy to help you out! Stop by our dealership today for a little expert advice, or schedule your service online at any time. We look forward to working with you!


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