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How to Change Out Windshield Wipers

Chevy Service Technician Adjusting Windshield Wipers

Do your windshield wipers leave streaks across the glass, making it difficult to see the roads clearly in North Charleston and Mount Pleasant? If so, it’s time to replace your windshield wipers! But if you haven’t done this before, you might be left to wonder, “Where can I learn how to change my windshield wipers?” As always, Rick Hendrick Chevrolet is your go-to source for trusted service tips and tricks! Read on to pick up some new tips for windshield wiper care, including how to change out windshield wipers on your own.


How Often to Change Windshield Wipers?

The average driver should get about six to twelve months of use from their windshield wipers. However, the driving conditions you encounter may require more frequent wiper replacements. Weather conditions like snow, ice, salt, rain, and extreme temperatures can all cause the rubber blades on your wipers to wear out more quickly. If you observe or experience any of the following issues related to windshield wipers, then it’s time to learn how to change windshield wipers.

  • Cracked Rubber
  • Separated Blades
  • Screeching Noise
  • Gaps in Windshield Clearing
  • Scratches to Windshield Glass
  • Loose chunks of blade

How to Change Windshield Wipers On Your Own

After learning how often to change windshield wipers, you’ll be happy to learn that new wipers are pretty inexpensive. Plus, the simple process to change out your wipers at home will eliminate the need to pay extra for labor at a service center near James Island! Your step-by-step answer to “How to change my windshield wipers?” can be found below:

  1. Put your windshield wipers in the upright position.
  2. Gently pull the wipers away from the windshield. 
  3. To remove the old wipers, you will either need to depress a tab and pull them off or slide them off with the wiper arm. 
  4. Discard the old wiper blades.
  5. Before putting the new windshield wipers on, clean your windshield to get rid of any dust and dirt.
  6. Follow step three and step two in reverse.
  7. When you’re done, carefully return your windshield wipers to their normal position. 

It might seem like there are a lot of steps involved in learning how to change windshield wipers, but it should only take a few minutes when all’s said and done! Use your wiper fluid to test out your windshield wipers and make sure they’re securely installed. If you’re low on wiper fluid, check out our additional guide for how to fill wiper fluid!

Need Help? Visit Us in Charleston!

If you’re finding it difficult to learn how to change out windshield wipers on your own, our service center is happy to help! You can get new wipers at our parts department, and we can install them for you quickly so you can get back to driving with a clear view in Charleston! If you’re uncertain about how often to change windshield wipers based on your driving habits, you can consult our service team for an expert recommendation.

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