Wiper Blades
July 12, 2022

How To Install Windshield Wiper Blades

You don't want to get caught up on a rainy day with a bad pair of windshield wiper blades. Luckily for us all, car manufacturers have already made it a DIY task to install windshield wipers. It only gets better as you can get very durable and even customizable windshield wipers at SilBlade® to replace the old ones.

However, not everyone knows how to install wiper blades. If you don't know how to install wiper blades, you have nothing to be frightened or intimidated about. You don't need any skill or equipment to install windshield wipers. It is an easy task that can be completed within minutes. In this post, we will guide you through the steps on how to install windshield wipers.

How to Install Wiper Windshield Blades

Before changing your wiper blades, you must be certain you are getting the right pair for your car. To start with, you can check your car manual for the specifications of your wiper blades. You could also get tape to measure the length of the wipers. In addition, if your car is from a popular brand, you can get the correct wiper blades for your car by just mentioning the brand and the model of your car at any auto shop or store.

Now that you have the right pair of wiper blades for your car, below is a guide on how to install them.

1. First, you have to erect the windshield wipers. To do this, set the ignition to accessory mode and switch the wipers till they are halfway up. Now turn the engine off.

2. The next step involves pivoting the blades. Here, you have to pull the arms of the wipers from the windshield, so the blades are fully erected and perpendicular to the hood. Having the windshield wipers erected makes it much easier to change the wiper blades.

3. Now that your windshield wipers are erected, you can remove the old pair of wiper blades and install the new ones. This process involves releasing the wiper blade from the wiper arm. This may vary by the maker of the car. In most cars, you can release the hook when you pull the connector tab outward. Other cars may be fitted with beam blades that feature a pinch tab, top button, or side lock type of hook attachment. This is why it is important to ensure you are getting the right pair of wiper blades.

4. Once the blade is detached from the connector, you can now eject the blade. You might need to apply effort and tug the blade to remove it as it can be stuck due to dust and dirt.

5. Now you can install your new pair of wiper blades. Slide your new wiper blade into the wiper arm and gently push or pull it until you hear a click or it’s locked into place.

These are the steps involved in installing a pair windshield wiper blades. However, you must carry out these steps with the utmost caution, so you don't chip or crack your car's windshield. The windshield wiper arm of your car is metal. After removing the wiper blades, the metal wiper arm becomes exposed. If you are not careful enough, the arm may slam against your windshield and damage it.

To prevent this, SilBlade® recommends you get a piece of towel or two and lay them against the windshield for protection from the metal windshield wiper arm.