When the skies open in a torrential downpour, your windshield wipers are always there to make sure you can still see where you are going. Because your windshield wipers take such good care of you, it’s always important to return the favor and change them out when they get worn down. While you could always take your car to the mechanic for a quick change out, you can also take care of it by yourself. All you need to do is follow these three easy steps on how to change your windshield wipers!
Lift the metal wiper arm away from the windshield. Changing out your wiper’s blade is impossible unless you lift the metal wiper arm away from the windshield first. The arm should easily rise into a vertical position, so you shouldn’t have any problems with this step. It is also a great idea to place a towel on your windshield to protect it, in case the metal wiper arm snaps back after the rubber blade is off. Because the arm is spring-loaded, it could happen easily.
Unhook the old wiper blade. Take a look at your wiper arm. Do you see where the rubber wiper blade meets the metal arm? At this point, there should be a small plastic stopper hook holding the blade in place. To unhook the old wiper blade, press down on this stopper. The wiper blade should easily separate from the metal arm, sliding right off.
Replace the old wiper with the new. After the old blade has come off, you can slide the new one right on with ease. Make sure that the plastic stopper hook snaps into place to secure the blade, and then gently lay the wiper back against the windshield.
Repeat. To finish replacing your wiper blades, merely follow these three steps on the other arm. You should have it finished in no time!
If you find yourself having difficulty completing this, feel free to bring your car in to Union Park BMW. We would be happy to do it for you!