How to Change Your Windshield Wipers

Windshield wipers wiping raindrops
 

When you find yourself driving in heavy rain or a snowstorm, your windshield wipers are essential to your visibility and, in turn, your safety. Like other Fairmont drivers, you may be wondering how often to change your windshield wipers. While windshield wipers typically last between six and twelve months, various weather conditions such as snow, ice, rain, and salt can cause the rubber blades to wear out sooner. Below, the service experts at Dan Cava's Buick GMC have covered the following topics so that you are always prepared for unexpected weather in Morgantown:

  • How often to change windshield wipers
  • How to clean windshield wipers
  • How to change windshield wipers

Learn more about windshield wiper maintenance below and don’t hesitate to reach out to Dan Cava's Buick GMC with any questions. If you want to save yourself the time and hassle of installing your wiper blades, our service experts will be happy to do it for you! Check out our service specials and schedule your appointment online today. 

 

 

How Often to Change Windshield Wipers

As we mentioned, windshield wipers typically last between six and twelve months, but they can potentially wear down sooner depending on the conditions you frequently drive in. If your windshield wipers show any of the following signs of wear and tear, you should have them replaced as soon as possible: 

  • Cracked Rubber
  • Separated Blades
  • Screeching Noise
  • Gaps in Windshield Clearing
  • Scratches to Windshield Glass
  • Loose chunks of blade

If you’re planning on replacing your windshield wipers yourself, you can order them through our parts center, where we offer genuine OEM parts and accessories for affordable prices. Next, let’s go over how to change your windshield wipers.

How to Change Windshield Wipers

If you’re wondering how to change your windshield wipers, you’ll be pleased to know that the process should only take a couple of minutes. Simply follow these steps:

  1. Place your windshield wipers in an upright position.
  2. Carefully pull the wipers away from the windshield. 
  3. The instructions on the windshield wiper’s packaging will tell you how to remove them. You’ll either have to depress a tab or slide it off with the wiper arm. Once you have pulled them off, discard the old wiper blades.
  4. Take this time to thoroughly clean your windshield to prevent dust and dirt from getting on the new windshield wipers.
  5. Do the reverse of steps two and three to install the new windshield wipers.
  6. Replace the blade on the other side.
  7. Carefully place your windshield wipers back in their regular position.

How to Clean Windshield Wipers

If your windshield wipers are not working properly, they may just need a good cleaning. Pull up your windshield wiper blades and wash out any dirt or debris you find. If that fixes the issue, great! Otherwise, there may be pieces of the blades missing, so you should opt for a new set of wiper blades.

Turn to Our Service Center for All Your Maintenance Needs!

Grafton drivers know that they can turn to Dan Cava's Buick GMC for world-class auto service and genuine OEM parts. Set up an appointment or place your parts order online today! If you have any questions about how to clean your windshield wipers or a different topic, feel free to contact us, or keep exploring our service and parts tips.

 

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