Wiper blades
August 12, 2022

How To Install Windshield Wipers

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

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 Blades

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

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Now that you have the right pair of wiper blades for your car, the following guide will help you install your wipers.

1. First, you must 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. Pull the wiper arms away from the windshield, so the blades are fully erected. 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. For most cars, this process involves releasing the hook that connects the wiper blades to the wiper arms. You can then release the hook when you pull the connector tab outward. Some car manufactures install beam style wiper blades. These blades feature a pinch tab, top button, or side lock type of attachment. This is why it is important to ensure you are getting the right pair of wiper blades.

4. Once the blade is released from the connector, you can now remove 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. If you have a hook arm you will feel or hear a click. For pinch tab, top button, or side lock type of attachments, the connection to the wiper arm will lock into place.

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

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