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When and How to Replace Your Windshield Wipers

Your car’s windshield wipers are one of the most important safety components a vehicle has, but they’re also one of the most neglected. Drivers tend to forego or forget to change out their old wipers for new ones. Others simply don’t know when it’s time to change their windshield wipers. Fortunately, knowing when to get new wipers is easy and changing them is even easier!

If your windshield wipers are screeching when used, odds are you need new ones. A wiper with fraying or flaking rubber needs to be replaced sooner rather than later. Wipers that smear or streak need changing too.

Before you begin changing your windshield wipers, consult your owner’s manual to ensure you buy the right replacement wiper blade inserts.

First, remove the old wiper blades by lifting the entire assembly so it’s standing upright. Turn the rubber blade until you can find the hinge then pull out the small tab. Remove the blade by pulling. Carefully lay the wiper back onto the windshield.

To replace the wiper blade, perform the process in reverse. Fasten the new blade into the hole where the old one came out of. Line up the hook with the hinge and push them together. It should click, letting you know that everything is secure.
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