How to replace wiper blades

If you find yourself driving through a rainstorm, the last thing you want is to discover your windscreen wipers aren't working properly. As wiper blades are key to ensuring your visibility come rain, snow and dust, it's important to change them every few months. This is relatively easy to do yourself, and will make a world of difference when you find yourself caught in a downpour.

 

  1. Raise the wiper arm away from your windscreen so that it is able to hold steady without you supporting it.
  2. Unhook the old wiper blade by pressing the small plastic stopper holding the blade in place, and separate it from the metal arm. It's a wise idea to ensure you always keep one hand holding the arm away from the windscreen in case it decides to snap back down. Feel free to also place a folded towel down to protect the windscreen - trust us, you really don't want a routine wiper change turning into a cracked windscreen...
  3. Slide the refill wiper into the same end of the arm from which you just pulled to the old blade. Gently pivot the wiper until the hook snaps into place and the wiper is secured, then lay the wiper arm back down again. Repeat with the other arm.