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The Ultimate Guide to Replacing Wiper Blades

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What to do when changing wiper blades? Windshield wiper blades are components of the wiper assembly, the purpose of the wiper is to clean the car windshield from dirt or water especially when driving under the rain. But due to continuous usage wear and tear will eventually happen and the need to change the wiper blade will come when the wiper cannot clean the windshield anymore especially if the windshield is not clear after using the windshield washer.

Windshield wiper blades sometimes chatter during operation because of the presence of wax and other materials on the windshield or on the wiper blades. This means that both parts are needed to be cleaned. If a wiper blade chatters when running, wax or other material may be on the blade or windshield this happens when the vehicle is washed inside an automatic washing device, hard wax residue stick to the windshield glass. Such hard wax residues can only be cleared using a special cleaning agent.

When cleaning the outside surface of the windshield using a water solution or mild detergent. During rinsing with waters if there are no beads this means the windshield is clean. When cleaning the windshield wiper blades soaked a piece of cloth in a water solution or mild detergent then wipe the wiper blades, rinse the blades with water. The wiper blade must be kept in good condition. This is essential for maintaining a clear vision.

To prevent the formation of streams, the wiper blade should be regularly cleaned using a windshield cleaning agent. If the windshield glass is very dirty, such as with insect remains, you may use a sponge and cloth to clean and wipe the wiper blade. When cleaning dust from the windshield surface, do not use a dry cloth or a duster to directly wipe the windshield. This will leave scratches on the glass because there are a large number of small sand particles in the dust.

For instance, after cleaning the windshield and the wiper blades, but still the windshield is not clear enough, then it is necessary to replace the wiper blades. Changing windshield wiper blades (Before changing windshield wiper blades check first your vehicle wiper blades if it is the same as what is illustrated.

1. When changing windshield wiper blades lift the wiper arm away from the windshield.
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2. Push and hold the release tab (A) and slide the windshield wiper blades are in the direction as illustrated (1) then remove the windshield wiper blades.
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3. Slide a new windshield wiper blades opposite the direction when changing windshield wiper blades, a clicking sound confirms that the windshield wiper blades are in place. After wiper blade replacement, return the wiper arm to its original position; otherwise, it may be damaged when the hood is opened. Also, Make sure that the wiper blades are made contact with the glass if not the arm may be damaged from wind pressure.

Worn-out wiper blades may damage the windshield as well as may impair the driver's vision while driving, therefore it is necessary to check the windshield wiper blades always, and once the wiper blades are damaged then replace the blades the soonest. If the wiper blade is damaged, it may also generate a frictional sound. At this time, the wiper blade should be replaced. Avoid operating the wiper if the wiper blade is dry so as to prevent the rubber strips from aging and wear and the vehicle windshield from fluffing, which would affect driving safety.

If the weather is cold, it is necessary to check whether the wiper blade is frozen every time the windshield washer is turned on. The windshield washer can only be switched on when there is no intervention or obstruction.

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