How to Change Windshield Wipers (wiper blades)

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how to change windshield wipersAs you can see there on the left, my car has got an AWESOME set of windshield wipers, and she never needs replacing, but if you can’t get those sort of wipers (they are kinda exclusive) then today I’m going to show you how to quickly and easily change your own windshield wiper blades at home. All you’ll need are some new wipers and, maybe (depends on your vehicle), a small screwdriver. First, a couple of quick tips:

1. You need to put something down to protect the paint on your hood because the wiper blades can very easily snap back down and scratch it. A flat piece of cardboard from a disassembled box or something is perfect.

2. I know that you came here because you already knew that you needed to change your wiper blades, but just so you know: when they start squeaking loudly, they need to be changed, also it’s recommended that they be replaced every 6 months or 6,000 miles, whichever comes first.

3. In my opinion, and that of a lot of other people if you look at the reviews on Amazon, these Rain-X Latitude blades are the best you can get and they’re only about $15, that graphite coating really makes a difference in cutting down on friction and therefore noise, plus it helps them last longer and ultimately saves you money versus if you had just gotten some slightly cheaper ones.

How to do it

Additional Resources and Further Reading

If you need further clarification, About.com has got this excellent step-by-step tutorial on how to change your wiper blades.

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