Windshield wiper assembly used to be much easier. All you had to do was remove the old, worn rubber inserts. With some newer cars, you may find yourself replacing the entire blade. But with a little practice, anyone can accomplish this task.
When to Change Wipers
Wipers usually don't need to be changed more than two or three times a year. You may be able to go a year or even two if you live in an area that doesn't get much rain.
As the wiper blades rub against your windshield, little bits of rubber get worn off. Over time, you'll see a series of streaks on your windshield instead of a clear view of the road ahead. As soon as the first streaks appear, it's time to change blades.
Use a wiper blade size chart at the store to make sure you get the right size and style for your vehicle. Read the instructions carefully before you begin changing blades. To make sure you don't crack the windshield or scratch it by allowing the wiper to snap against it as you work, place a blanket or towel on the windshield beneath the wiper before you begin.
Windshield Wiper Assembly Tips
Changing Windshield Wiper Fluid
Use this wiper blade size chart to get the right size blades for popular models from Chevrolet, Chrysler, Ford and Honda sold in the United States.
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