How to Change Your Wiper Blades

Change Your Wiper Blades | Jansen Chevrolet | Germantown, IL

Rain, Rain Go Away.

The rainy, spring season is upon us, and with it comes a list of car maintenance and care steps that we at Jansen Chevrolet recommend doing. One task you’ll certainly want to complete before driving in the rain is to change your wiper blades. Your car’s likely need changed if they’ve been squeaking or leaving streaks or a white, milky substance behind.

An Easy Fix.

The good news is that it’s easy to change the wiper blades on your own. Your first step is getting the right replacement blades, which you can do at any car parts store or at Jansen Chevrolet. Just make sure you have your car’s make, model, and year so the employee helping you can look up the right blade.

Next, to change the blades, you’ll naturally start by first taking the old ones off. This is done by raising the wiper up and moving the arm so that it’s perpendicular to the windshield. You’ll see a small hinge there, which you can then pull out, allowing you to pull the wiper blade down and off. At this point you should be careful not to let the wiper arm smack back down onto the windshield, which can damage the glass.

Next, take the new wiper blade and insert it in as the other one was. Line up the blade’s hook with the hinge and push them in place until you hear a snap. Repeat on the other side, then toss those old blades—you won’t need them anymore now that you have clear, streak-free visibility in the heaviest of rain.

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