How to remove a wiper blade, wiper blades are an essential part of your vehicle’s safety equipment. If you’re driving on a rainy day with an old, worn-out blade or a bent wiper arm, you may not be able to see clearly out of your windshield. This can lead to an accident and even death. That’s why it’s so important that you replace your wiper blades at least once every year or two — maybe more often if conditions in your area are particularly harsh (such as excessive rain, snowfall or dust). Replacing the wiper blade yourself is a fairly straightforward process that will take just minutes with the right tools on hand:
Park your car, and turn the vehicle off.
Before you begin working on your car, make sure that the engine is cold. The best way to do this is by parking in a safe location and turning off your vehicle for at least an hour before starting. This will ensure that any moving parts are properly cooled down and ready for use.
Changing them is easy. All you need to do is remove the old blade and replace it with a new one. You should perform this task when the car is cool and after all windows are clear of frost, snow or ice. Here’s how:
Step 1: It’s important to work with a cool car.
In order to prevent warping the wiper blade, it’s important to work with a cool car. If you’ve used your car for an extended period of time and it’s too hot, let it cool down. On the other hand, if the car is too cold and you need to warm up the wiper blade in order to remove it, use a heat gun or hair dryer instead of letting it sit in direct sunlight.
Step 2: Turn on the windshield wipers to their fully vertical position.
To locate the attachment, turn on the windshield wipers to their fully vertical position. This will help you see where the blade is attached to the arm, and it can also illuminate this area if you have trouble seeing in low-light conditions.
Step 3: Lift the wiper blade up and away from the glass, and hold it in place.
Now that you have the wiper blade in place, it’s time to lift it up and away from the glass. Be careful not to let any part of the wiper rest on the windshield or dashboard; this may damage both.
You can use a towel or rag to protect your hand if lifting with one hand seems difficult.
Step 4: Pull back on the tab that holds the blade to its arm until you can slide it free.
- Step 4: Pull back on the tab that holds the blade to its arm until you can slide it free.
To remove your wiper blade, locate the tab on either end of its metal arm. On some blades, this tab will be easily visible; on others, it may be hidden behind a protective cover. Once you’ve located it, pull back firmly or push down gently until you feel or hear something release. This will allow you to slide your wiper blade away from its mounting arm and remove it completely from your windshield.
Step 5: Slide the old wiper blade off of the arm by holding it open at a 90-degree angle from the arm.
To remove the old wiper blade, hold it open at a 90-degree angle from the arm. Use a flathead screwdriver to pry the old wiper off of the arm. Do not use your hands to remove it.
Step 6: Slide a new wiper blade onto the arm, making sure it is seated properly in place.
- Slide the new wiper blade onto the arm, making sure it is seated properly in place.
- Make sure that the new blade is securely fastened to the arm and does not move around too much during normal driving conditions.
- Check that the new blade is in its correct position on the arm by looking at how far it sticks out from under your hood when you look through it as well as by running a finger over both ends of each piece of metal (one end goes into a hole on your windshield, while one end goes into a hole on your car). If there are any issues with either of these areas, try adjusting them until they are secure enough not to come loose or fall off easily without needing extra efforts like removing screws again. You can also test this by tugging gently on each piece when driving slowly down roads so that little things like rocks won’t cause problems with moving parts such as nuts and bolts; if anything feels loose after doing so then go back over step 5 again before proceeding further within this guidebook’s steps!
Step 7: Return the wiper blade to a vertical position and repeat for any other blades you are replacing.
Return the wiper blade to a vertical position and repeat for any other blades you are replacing.
If your windshield wipers aren’t working properly, changing them is easy
Changing a wiper blade is an easy DIY. Here’s how!
- Step 1: Use your car’s manual to locate the correct blade size for your vehicle. You can also find this information on the package of new wipers, which should include instructions for installing them as well. If you’ve lost your car’s manual, check its sticker on the driver-side doorjamb or under the hood for details about its make and model, then search our database for detailed information about it (and many other vehicles), including recommended replacement parts like blades, that way, you’ll know exactly what size you need before heading to the store!
- Step 1 continued: Remove any old blades using either a flathead screwdriver or wiper arm puller (sold at most auto parts stores). To use an arm puller, line up all four tabs until they touch; then pull down firmly while holding onto one tab with each hand until all four tabs pop out evenly from their slots in order to release tension from both sides simultaneously…
You’ll be able to get your windshield wipers working again in no time. In fact, the whole process should only take about 15 minutes. You don’t need a lot of tools, just some patience and practice! The process of removing wiper blades is fairly simple and can be done in about 10- 15 minutes. If you have any questions about your specific vehicle, consult the owner’s manual for instructions on how to remove the blade from your particular make and model.