How to Replace Your Windshield Wipers

Fall is the perfect time to replace your windshield wipers.

Fall is one of the rainiest seasons of the year, so it’s important to have fresh windshield wipers for the best visibility possible on wet days. Follow these easy tips on how to tell when you need new wipers and then replace your windshield wipers with new ones.

If your wiper blades are leaving water streaks on your windshield, they squeak when you use them even when it’s raining, or they’re just not performing up to standard, it’s time to change them out.

Luckily, getting new wipers and installing them yourself is simple. An auto parts store will look up your car’s make and model to find the right length of wipers, but you can do research on different brands in advance if you want to be extra thorough.

Once you have the new blades, it’s time to take off the old ones. All you have to do is pull the whole arm up so it’s vertical and you can see the hinge. On the side of the hinge you’ll see a tab, which you’ll pull out, and then guide the blade out of the arm. Do this on the other side as well. Make sure you keep track of which wiper goes on which side!

Now that you have the old blade detached, just go in reverse. Insert the new blade through the hole you pulled the old blade out of. Line the arm’s hook up with the hinge and push them together until it snaps into place. Once both blades are in, turn on the wipers to make sure you’ve installed them correctly.

If you’re having problems installing the wipers, or your car needs a bit more help this fall, contact the service department at Sanborn Chevy.

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