Date: November 4, 2021
It is not too difficult to replace your windshield wipers. This article will show you how. First, you need to park in a safe place and make sure your vehicle is turned off. There should be a rubber gasket hanging from the windshield wiper arms, and when you remove it, it exposes the bolts that hold the wiper arms in place. Remove these bolts and take them with you so you can use them again when installing the new wipers.
Place the bolts into their corresponding holes on the new windshield wipers, then tighten them securely to ensure they won't come loose. Replace the rubber gasket and then all that's left to do is put your wipers back on. As a reminder, if your wipers are excessively worn or cracked, you should replace them right away.
Some windshield wiper blades don't have a rubber gasket hanging from the arm. If yours doesn't, you'll need to push down on a small tab that's located in between where the arm connects with the blade. The tab should pivot about halfway around once it's pressed down, and then you can pull up on the used blade to remove it. After that, attach the new blade in place and rotate it until it clicks into place around the pivot point. The tab should then snap back up once you let go of it, locking the new wiper in place.
If your wipers are equipped with a washer hose, make sure to reattach them after everything else is done. You can then take your vehicle for a test drive to see how the wipers perform before you head out on the road. The first time you turn them on should be done slowly so you can make sure everything is working properly and they're clearing any water from the windshield. If there's still a streaking or smearing issue, something else might be wrong and you'll want to check out your wiper arm or windshield.
As a final reminder, if your wipers are excessively worn or cracked, they should be replaced quickly. You can visit us here at to find out more about our selection of windshield wiper blades that are available in the Vestal, NY area.
Follow these tips for replacing your windshield wiper and you'll be able to travel safely: If you are looking for a quality pre-owned vehicle, then visit the Binghamton Auto Exchange at 209 Vestal Parkway West in Vestal, NY or call us today at 607-754-9118.
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