Windshield wipers need to be changed more often than people think. When they do need to be changed they will have these common symptoms: streaking water, squeaky noises or leaving a milky film while wiping. When you see that happening, it's time to go out and buy some new wipers—be sure to get ones that will fit your specific vehicle type. Then here are some quick and easy steps to change your wipers:
1. Get your new wiper blades
2. Lift your current wipers up from your windshield so that they are pointing in the air
3. Remove old blades by turning them so that you can see the hinge, pull the small tab on the side of the hinge and pull the wiper down and out of the wiper arm
4. To attach the new wipers, slide the correct wiper through the wiper arm's channel, then press the wiper blade's tab into the wiper arm to lock it in place (you'll hear a click)
You should see instant improvement with the new wipers. Cleaning them with a rag and washer fluid once a month will help keep your windshield wipers clean and they will last longer. During hot and dry weather, it is best to use your wipers at least once a week so that they don't get damaged.
Contact our service team to learn about more maintenance tips or to schedule a service appointment.