2 Minute Wiper Blade Change | Pretty Handy Girl

2 Minute Wiper Blade Change | Pretty Handy Girl

Have you ever had something get stuck in your wiper and you don’t realize it until it is pouring rain. Instead of pulling over to remove the object from the wiper, I tried the old “reach out the window and flick the wiper up.” Big mistake! I ended up breaking the wiper blade off the wiper arm. Ugh. Luckily we weren’t far from home, and I was able to drive home and swap cars before driving off the road.

2 Minute Wiper Blade Change | Pretty Handy Girl

Lesson learned, next time I won’t be so lazy.

New automobiles have improved the ease with which you can change the wiper blades. In fact, it will probably take you less time to change your automobile wipers than it takes to read this tutorial. Do you have 2 minutes? Great, let’s get to it.

2 Minute Wiper Blade Change | Pretty Handy Girl

Buy a new set of wiper blades. Go ahead and splurge for good quality wipers so they won’t start squeaking in a few months. Grab a flathead screw driver.

2 Minute Wiper Blade Change | Pretty Handy Girl

Insert a flathead screwdriver under the tab on the wiper.

2 Minute Wiper Blade Change | Pretty Handy Girl

Lift up and expose the wiper arm hook.

2 Minute Wiper Blade Change | Pretty Handy Girl

Press the lever down and push the wiper in toward the arm to slip the blade off the hook.

2 Minute Wiper Blade Change | Pretty Handy Girl

Remove the broken wiper.

2 Minute Wiper Blade Change | Pretty Handy Girl

All wipers aren’t the same, so take a look at your’s. Sometimes you need to squeeze the sides or remove a small clip. Here’s a video to help you remove two different types of wipers:

 Install the New Wiper Blades:

Remove the new wipers from the package and remove any protective sleeves from the wiper.

2 Minute Wiper Blade Change | Pretty Handy Girl

Slip the hook into the new wiper blade. Push the wiper firmly onto the arm hook until you hear a click.

2 Minute Wiper Blade Change | Pretty Handy Girl

Remove any tree debris under the wiper blades ;-).

2 Minute Wiper Blade Change | Pretty Handy Girl

That’s it! Next time your wiper has something underneath it. Stop the car, remove the object and drive off. And when it’s time to change your wipers, save a little money and do it yourself!

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2 replies
  1. Jan
    Jan says:

    Just in time! Need to replace my blades and now I’m not totally lost when trying to do this. Thanks!
    Jan

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  2. Colleen Taylor
    Colleen Taylor says:

    One of my pet peeves are bad windshield wipers & dirty windshields. I just changed mine recently. I never understand why don’t see that they can’t see when in their car. It’s kinda like trying to read with dirty glasses! Nice tutorial, very handy to have.

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