Having experienced a few showers already this summer, you probably have noticed that your windshield wipers are leaving more water than what they should. Brake-O-Rama recommends that if you notice the wipers leaving patches or puddles of water marks, to replaced the damaged or worn windshield wipers as they can be dangerous in wet-driving conditions.
If you are not sure how to do it, don’t fret. Brake-O-Rama shares this article from Ehow with good DIY tips for replacing those blades.
1) First, look up your vehicle’s make and model in the reference books where wiper blades are sold. This reference will provide you with the correct model of blade to purchase.
2) Open the package containing the new windshield wiper blade. The package should include up to three or four different styles of blade attachment’the small plastic piece that secures the new blade to the wiper arm.
3) Examine the existing attachment (where the arm and the blade meet), then find a new one in your package that matches it.
4) Grasp the windshield wiper arm and pull up, away from the car. The blade and arm should now be sticking out perpendicular to the window.
5) Remove the windshield wiper blade from the arm at the attachment. There will usually be a small tab you can depress with a screwdriver that will allow you to pull the blade from the arm. Some attachments have a small metal bump and two tabs on either side; you depress the tabs and pull hard to remove the blade. Some just snap onto the blade.
6) Remove the old attachment from the wiper blade and replace it with the new one.
7) Install the blade onto the windshield wiper arm. Test by turning on the wipers. If the blades slip, turn off the wipers and seat the attachments more firmly.