How To Change Windshield Wipers With These Simple Steps

February 16th, 2017 by

How To Change Windshield Wipers

The winter can take a toll on windshield wipers. Clearing snow and ice off the windshield with the wipers can tear and distort rubber wiper blade inserts. Therefore it is not recommended to do that. Although some times it’s inevitable. Honda recommends changing the windshield wipers on the car every 6 months especially if they are starting to tear and leave streaks on the windshield. Luckily replacing them is very easy. Follow the simple steps below showing how to change windshield wipers yourself or stop into our store and we will take care of it for you.

How To Change Windshield Wipers

Replacing the front wipers

  1. Raise each wiper arm off the windshield, lifting the driver’s side first, then the passenger’s side.
  2. Disconnect the blade assembly from the wiper arm: Press and hold the lock tab. Slide the blade assembly toward the lock tab until it releases from the wiper arm.
  3. Remove the blade from its holder by grasping the tabbed end of the blade. Pull firmly until the tabs come out of the holder.
  4. Examine the new wiper blades. If they have no plastic or metal reinforcement along the back edge, remove the metal reinforcement strips from the old wiper blade, and install them in the slots along the edge of the new blade. Make sure the three rubber tabs inside the blade fit to each notch of the rein-forcement.
  5. Place the top of the wiper blade on the end of the blade assembly, and slide the blade onto the assembly in the direction pointed to by the arrow. Make sure the blade is completely installed.
  6. Slide the wiper blade assembly onto the wiper arm. Make sure it locks in place.
  7. Lower the wiper arm down against the windshield, the passenger’s side first, then the driver’s side.

Replacing the rear wiper

  1.  Raise the wiper arm off the rear window.
  2. Disconnect the blade assembly from the wiper arm by pivoting the blade assembly upward.
  3. Pull one end of the blade out from the holder. Slide the blade out of the holder.
  4. Examine the new wiper blades. If they have no plastic or metal reinforcement along the back edge, remove the metal reinforcement strips from the old wiper blade, and install them in the slots along the edge of the new blade.
  5. Slide the new blade into the holder. Make sure it is engaged in the slot along its full length. Insert both ends of the blade into the holder. Make sure they are secure.
  6. Install the wiper blade assembly onto the wiper arm. Make sure it locks in place.
  7. Lower the wiper arm against the windshield.

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