How to Replace a Windshield Wiper Blade

Worn wiper blades can be dangerous, yet many car owners put off replacing their blades because they think the job is too difficult. We’re here to tell you that it’s not. Wiper blade replacement on most vehicles is easy and rewarding. Just think, you’ll actually be able to see afterwards!

A windshield wiper blade can last for a while, but if you see streaks or hear scrapes when using your wipers, you’ll know it’s time to replace them.

Part 1 of 1: Replace the wiper blade

Step 1: Lift the wiper arm. Lift the wiper arm up and away from the windshield.

Step 2: Push down on the release tab. Push the tab inward towards the wiper arm.

Step 3: Remove the wiper blade. While still depressing the tab, slide the blade from under the mounting hook and remove it from the wiper arm.

  • Note: Be careful not to let the wiper arm fall down onto the windshield. The windshield might break.

Step 4: Position the blade on the arm. Position the blade on the arm and line it up with the hook.

Step 5: Install the wiper blade. Push the wiper blade into the wiper arm hook. You’ll know the wiper is secure when you hear it click into place.

Step 6: Check the installation. Tug on the wiper in both directions to make sure it is secure.

Step 7: Put the wiper arm down. Carefully set the wiper arm back down onto the windshield.

Windshield wiper blade replacement is easy after you’ve done it a few times, but in the beginning it can be tedious. If this seems like a task you’d prefer to leave to a professional, YourMechanic offers expert windshield wiper blade replacement.


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Adam

17 years of experience
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Adam
17 years of experience
Ford F-250 Super Duty V8-6.7L Turbo Diesel - Windshield Wiper Blade - Lake Worth, Florida
Adam was extremely professional. Identified the problems quickly and addressed them. I would not hesitate to reccomend him. I plan on having him work on my vehicles from now on.
Hyundai Accent - Windshield Wiper Blade - Delray Beach, Florida
Adam was professional, very efficient and knowledgeable about car repairs. He completed his work in record time, and was non-intrusive, patiently answering all my questions. I would not hesitate to recommend him as a worthy auto mechanic. Thank you, Adam!

Tabitha

17 years of experience
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Tabitha
17 years of experience
Toyota Corolla L4-1.8L - Windshield Wiper Blade - San Diego, California
I scheduled an appointment with Tabitha for oil/filter, tire rotation, and wiper blade replacement. The estimated completion time was 1.5 hours and Tabitha was able to get the work done in half the time. My car started making noises after she left and she came back the next morning and fixed the issue. She is very knowledgeable about what she does and goes out of her way to make sure your car runs as it should. Thanks Tabitha!

Greg

22 years of experience
333 reviews
Greg
22 years of experience
Ford E-150 Econoline V8-5.8L - Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement - Mesa, Arizona
Experience was great except I did not request Wiper Blades. I have worked with Greg does fine. I just want to know who Benji is and why he ordered me a set of $185.00 wiper blades. Beji also charged $119.00 to sell me the Blades plus $185 for blades.Very Confusing transaction and who is Benji?I just need to find out what is killing the Battery after it sits a couple of days. If it is the battery then it has a warranty and I can get a new one.I thought by dis-connecting the Alarm would solve the problem but I guess not.Benji is on your list of Mechanics who are expert in Electrical according to your Customer Service.Maybe they can explain how he got involved. as I have no clue as to what happened and I need my Battery fixed.I picked Greg to begin with as you have good references.

Jay

23 years of experience
149 reviews
Jay
23 years of experience
Ford Escape L4-2.5L - Windshield Wiper Blade - Schaumburg, Illinois
Used Jay a few times now, and every time he does a great job. Not only does he do great work, but he provides the services you need, not what will make him the most money.

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