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How to Change Wiper Blades

Windshield wipers wiping raindrops

 

If you see that your wiper blades aren’t quite working as you expect, you’ll want to get them changed. Watkinsville drivers looking for a guide on how to change wiper blades have come to the right place, because Athens BMW is your service tip outlet. We’ll tell you how to change windshield wiper blades and how often to change wiper blades and if you have further questions, you can schedule service with us online.

How to Change Windshield Wiper Blades: Step-by-Step

  1. Measure your windshield wiper blades. You’ll want to use a ruler or tape measure for this. Be sure to measure both of them, as you will often find that one is slightly longer or shorter than the other.
  2. Talk to the Athens BMW parts department or order from your local auto parts store in Jefferson. You’ll want to have the measurements handy to help you through the process.
  3. Raise the metal arm away from the windshield and put the blade perpendicular to the arm. Be sure to get it in place because the spring loading might snap back and crack your windshield.
  4. Unhook the old wiper blade. There should be a small plastic joint keeping it in place that can be loosened. Use one hand to hold the wiper away from the windshield while you do this.
  5. Put the new wiper into the joint and snap it into place. It’ll go into the same end that you took the old wiper out of.
  6. Repeat steps 3 through 5 with the second wiper.

How Often to Change Wiper Blades

Generally, Greensboro drivers will want to change their wiper blades once they start to lose their quality. This is what you’ll want to look for to know how often to change wiper blades:

  • If you see cracks in the blade upon inspection. 
  • If you see streaks of water during heavy rain that make for a difficult drive. 
  • If you hear too much squeaking as the wiper blades move across your windshield. 

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