Mechanic replacing the wiper blades on a car

How Do I Change My Windshield Wiper Blades?

Steps on How to Replace Wiper Blades at Home

Have you noticed that your windshield wiper blades aren’t working as well as they used to? Whether they’re getting old or damaged, it’s important to get these pieces of rubber replaced every once in a while. Luckily, changing your windshield wiper blades is a very easy and quick task to do at home.

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Step by Step Guide on Replacing Windshield Wipers

Person changing the windshield wiper blades on a car
  1. Purchase the size that fits your vehicle. Wiper blades are not “one size fits all”. You need to determine the correct size to purchase. You can do this by either measuring your current wiper blades or checking your owner’s manual.
  2. Lift the arm and depress the tab on its underside. This will release the blade and allow you to pull it out in a downward motion.
  3. Insert the new blade into the arm. Listen for a click so you know that the wiper blade is secure. Gently lower the arm back onto the windshield and repeat steps 2 and 3 for your other wiper blade.
  4. Check your work. Before using these wipers in the next storm, you should make sure that it was inserted properly. Test your wipers by using your windshield washer fluid. If the wipers wipe the fluid off fine, then you are good to go.

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Do you need your vehicle checked? Think you need parts or fluids replaced? Schedule a service appointment at Weimer Volkswagen of Morgantown online today. We look forward to helping you get back on the road soon!

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