Changing your wiper blades is important for your driving safety. Old wiper blades can cause streaking or may not clear the windshield at all. This can reduce your visibility while driving. Wiper blades usually last about a year or two, but they should be changed sooner if you notice any problems cleaning your windshield. The process of changing wiper blades is similar for all makes and models of cars. It consists of following a few steps.
Determine the appropriate wiper blades for your vehicle. Most stores that sell wiper blades have charts that contain the correct blades to use based on the make, model, and year of your car.
Remove the old wiper blade. Create a "T" with the wiper blade and the arm on which it is held. The end of the blade should rest on the windshield while propping up the arm away from the windshield.
Release the plastic tabs that hold the blade onto the arm. Press them inward. Some models may only have one plastic tab. The tabs are located at the highest part of the curve of the blade near the attachment to the arm.
Pull the wiper blade down toward the windshield. Allow the two metal bars of the blade to slide over the arm.
Slide the new wiper blade over the arm by following the steps to remove the old blade in reverse order. The tabs that hold the blade in place will snap when the blade is fully installed and secure.
Lower the wiper blade arm back down toward the windshield.
Repeat steps 2 through 6 for the other wiper blade.
Test the windshield wipers to ensure they work smoothly and do not shake or stutter. Any small malfunction may suggest that they are not properly installed.