How To Change Windshield Wipers

Your windshield wipers go through a lot in a few months of Louisville weather, and many experts say you should change wipers every six months to twelve months for this very reason. So if you don’t want to make the trip to the service center every time, learning how to change windshield wipers is a simple and easy way to keep your car in great shape for any upcoming forecast. Learn the top service tips from our experts, and be sure to stop by Fisher Honda to pick up a new set of blades! 


Should I Change Wipers or Just Clean Them?

A good way to tell if you should change wipers is to do a home inspection. You can easily perform this examination in your own Broomfield or Longmont garage, and it only takes seconds. Pull the windshield wipers up from the glass and take a look. Then, run your finger along the rubber blade. If you notice dirt and debris, clean off the rubber and try again. But if you notice the following, it’s time for a replacement:

  • Cracked Rubber
  • Separated Blades
  • Screeching Noise
  • Gaps in Windshield Clearing
  • Scratches to Windshield Glass
  • Loose chunks of blade

Should I Change Wipers Myself or Go to a Shop?

Windshield wipers are inexpensive and changing them takes just a few minutes at most. While our service center is happy to provide this service for you as part of normal maintenance, learning how to change your windshield wipers is a skill that any driver can learn. Here are the steps for how to change windshield wipers like a pro:

  1. Pull the windshield wipers from the glass and position them upright.
  2. Check the instructions on your new windshield wipers. Usually you’ll either depress a tab or slide the wiper off the arm.
  3. Toss out the old set.
  4. Take this time to clean off your windshield. This will help prevent old debris and grime from getting on your new set.
  5. Install the new windshield wiper set by using the same technique in step 2 in reverse.
  6. Once both are installed, carefully put your windshield wipers back in their normal position on the windshield.

Learn More Car Care Tips at Fisher Honda

Whether you want to pick up a new set of windshield wiper blades or set up your next maintenance appointment, feel free to contact us at Fisher Honda to get started. We can help you bring out the best in your vehicle, so stop by Boulder today – and don’t forget to check out our latest service specials!

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