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.
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.
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.
Insert a flathead screwdriver under the tab on the wiper.
Lift up and expose the wiper arm hook.
Press the lever down and push the wiper in toward the arm to slip the blade off the hook.
Remove the broken wiper.
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.
Slip the hook into the new wiper blade. Push the wiper firmly onto the arm hook until you hear a click.
Remove any tree debris under the wiper blades ;-).
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!