Change Your Wiper Blades in Four Simple Steps

January 5th, 2017 by

2017 Acura MDX Bridge

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If you’ve never done any DIY maintenance work on your vehicle, then changing your wiper blades on your own is a good introduction to the car maintenance realm. Changing your wiper blades is a simple process that requires few tools and materials and less than an hour of your time. Keep reading below for our step by step guide to knowing when and how to change your wiper blades.

When to Change and How to Do So

Before even thinking about changing your wipers, you first need to know the signs that your wipers are ready to be changed in the first place. A few of the easiest ways to tell if it’s time to change your wiper blades if they are leaving streaks and smears when in use during inclement weather. That means that the rubber has likely worn down and has begun cracking and is ready for replacement.

To prepare for changing your wiper blades make sure that you know which parts of the blade are being changed and what length wiper blades you will need to buy to replace them. When changing wiper blades you’re simply changing the rubber part that has been worn down from use, and you can find the length of wiper you need by measuring the blades.

Now the real fun begins. It’s time to install your new wipers. Follow the simple steps below and you’ll be a pro in no time.

  • Step 1 – Raise the wiper arm away from the windshield until it is perpendicular to it.
  • Step 2 – Unhook the old wiper blade, there should be a small trigger switch stopper holding the blade in place that you can press to release the old wiper.
  • Step 3 – Slide in the new wiper the same way you removed the old one.
  • Step 4 – Rinse and repeat for the second wiper and you’re done!

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Whether you’re a seasoned DIY vehicle maintenance genius or are completely clueless about your vehicle’s needs, know that you can always visit Joe Bullard Acura and count on our team to provide you with impeccable service at a quick pace. Visit us in person, check out our website, or call us at 251-237-9447 for more information.

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