As you know, wipers are an essential part of maintaining driving visibility. Especially during the rainy season. However, during the dry season, wipers are often ignored by car owners.
Although it is rarely used if the rainfall is not high, you should not ignore the wipers. Continuous heat on the windshield will make the wiper rubber harden, and the edges become brittle.
You can replace it yourself, but before that, there are some things you want to understand before replacing a car wiper, so what are the key points?
First, you must choose the car wipers. There are lots of choices at different prices on the market. You must pay attention to the size of the wiper because each car has a different standard size. To find out, you can use a ruler to measure the length from one end of the wiper to the other.
How to replace the wiper
After you get a replacement wiper, the next sequence of steps is to change the wiper yourself. It’s not difficult, but some things still must be considered.
- Lift the two wiper handles up, like when you were washing the car
- Next, you need to remove the wiper blade from the handle. For information, for the frame model, you can simply press the clamp and push it down. As for the frameless model, all you have to do is open the hook and push it down. Do this carefully, and do not let the wiper blade hit the glass because it can cause unwanted scratches.
- To install the wiper, you only need to do the opposite step from removing the wiper blade. You can simply attach it to the hook for windshield wipers, press it, and push it up until you hear a click.
As for the frameless model, just attach the wiper blade to the hook.
Push it up until you hear a click, then close the hook.
- Before closing the wiper handle, you should first wipe the rubber parts that have been replaced. The goal is to ensure that no dust or other impurities stick and risk damaging the windshield.
Ryan Daniel is a car enthusiast, and he has years of experience in the automotive field as an engineer. Now he is also active as an automobile blogger and member of the auto community.