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How To Change The Windshield Wiper Of Your Car

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The humble windshield wiper is a hugely beneficial and important part of our daily driving needs. Still, it gets ignored till the day it stops performing its duties as expected. The day we start to witness a line or two of soapy windshield cleaning fluid left behind, we remember that our wipers are made up of rubber and they indeed need replacement.

When the time to change the wipers arrives, you can choose to visit your mechanic or just go ahead and do it yourself

Here are the simple steps that you need to follow if you are game to spend some time taking care of your car.

What Part Of The Wiper Needs Replacement:

car windshield wipers

Windshield wipers comprise of three basic parts: the lower wiper arm, the metal or plastic connecting the lower arm and the rubber blade. In majority conditions, it will only be the rubber blade that will need replacement. If it has cracks or has hardened, then it is time to change.

Get New Blades:

car windshield wipers

Once you are convinced that your wiper blades need replacement, you need to get yourself new ones. Make sure you buy genuine OEM supplied blades designed for your car model only. These can sometimes turn out to be cheaper than the ones manufacturers sell officially at their workshops. For example, a set of 2 Bosch branded blades for your Hyundai Santro will cost under Rs 300!

Remove The Old Wiper Blades:

car windshield wipers

Make sure you raise the middle metal/plastic wiper arm away and it is perpendicular to the windshield or it might snap back and damage the windshield.

Once it is fully traced back in a correct position, you will be able to notice a small hook or a tab. When you pull this tab, you will be able to release the blade from the metal arm. Now unhook the old wiper blade by gently removing the stopper. While removing the old blade, always hold it away from the windscreen. If you fail to do so, the wiper might snap back and hit the windshield with a force enough to break or crack it. Clearly, no one wants that to happen.  You can also protect your windshield with a folded towel as an added safety.

Insert The New Wiper Blade:

Now slide the new wiper blade into the same angle where you took the old blade out from. Make sure the stopper is in its place and the blade is not moving about. Next, see that it hook snaps into place, it means the new blade has been set properly. Lay the wiper back against the windshield. Carry out the same process with the other wiper as well.

Congratulations, you have now successfully changed your car’s windshield wipers. New wipers can add a lot of safety. They provide a clear view outside the windshield under all conditions.[Related how to fill windshield wiper fluid]

Also, instead of throwing away your old ones you can actually use them for other cleaning purposes in your house as well. You can also use these old wipers to defog and clean your windows and bathroom mirrors to great effect as well.

To read more such simple car maintenance tips from CARS24, head over to our car maintenance section.

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