Vehicle maintenance is important for both safety purposes and the health of your car. It’s a good idea to learn how to take care of your car in as many ways as possible; learning how to change your windshield wipers is a great first project because it’s easy and inexpensive.
Start by purchasing a new set of wipers at your local car parts store. The employees that work there will be able to look up your make, model, and year to find the right fit.
Once you have your new wipers, it’s time to remove the old ones. Do so by lifting the arms up vertically and unhooking the old wiper from the arm. This process is pretty intuitive, and your owner’s manual may be able to guide you further if you need it.
At this point you should be cautious of the bare wiper arms. If they snap down they can crack the windshield. To play it safe, you might consider placing a towel along the windshield for protection.
Now you can take your new wiper blades and hook them onto the arms in the same way that you removed the old ones. Having new wiper blades is especially imperative in the fall and winter when heavy precipitation can obstruct your visibility. Change your wiper blades every time you notices streaking or squeaking, and you’ll always have the best view possible even when the rain starts to fall.
If you’re having trouble or you’d rather have a professional change your wiper blades, stop by Pfeiffer Plainfield Used today.