Keeping your windshield wiper blades maintained is very important, especially if you live in a rainy or snowy area. We recommend that you get your windshield wiper blades replaced every 6 months or once a year, depending on how well they hold up in your climate.
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However, sometimes you need to replace them more than that. If you notice that they are leaving dirty spots or streaks, it is time to get them replaced. Or if you use your windshield wipers and it is blurry or hard to see, you should get them replaced as soon as possible. Driving with worn out windshield wiper blades is dangerous because it will impair your ability to see clearly. Be proactive and don't get caught in a rainstorm with worn out blades. Another sign you need to get them replaced is if they don't glide across your windshield smoothly. If they make noises when you activate your windshield wipers, you should call Wrench!
You can replace your windshield wiper blades yourself, but if you don't have the time to figure it out, Wrench is a great option for you! We will send a skilled mobile mechanic to you and they will replace your windshield wiper blades along with any other maintenance service you might need. Just book an appointment on our website and you can schedule a time and place that works best for you!
How To Remove Old Windshield Wiper Blades
- Lift the Windshield Wiper Arm
Life the arm up off the glass so it is easy to handle.
- Locate and Press Down Tab
Under the blade, where the windshield wiper arm connects with the blade, there should be a tab that you can press down. This will release the blade so you can remove it.
- Slide Off Old Blade
Remove your old blades and throw them away. Be sure to put on new blades before lowering the arm.
How To Attach A New Windshield Wiper Blade
- Slide New Blade Onto the Arm
Make sure you bought the correct blade for your car, then slide your new windshield wiper blade onto the arm until you hear a click. This click means it is securely in place.
- Lower the Arm back to the Windshield
Lower the arm back to the windshield and you are good to go!
- Test it!
You should always test out your windshield wipers after replacing the blade so you know it is on correctly. It's better to know as soon as you put them on if there are any problems rather than finding out in a rainstorm.
It is better to replace your windshield wiper blades before they become a serious issue, so don't put it off for too long. If you have any doubts about your abilities, book one of our mobile mechanics as soon as possible. We will make sure you get the right windshield wiper blades for you and the whole process will be quick and painless. Drop the shop today and hire a Wrench mobile mechanic!
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