How to Fit Your Wiper Blades

Windscreen wipers on an old, red car.

When it comes to anything dealing with automotive repairs, you may feel hesitant to do a task yourself. However, when it’s only a matter of how to change wiper blades, it’s a task that doesn’t require a professional. In this guide, we’ll provide you with the necessary steps to replace your wipers in a matter of minutes. Before we begin with the how let us start with the when 

When Should I Replace My Wiper Blades

There isn’t a definite timeframe to replace windscreen wipers, but you should be on the lookout for certain signs such as visible streaks and odd noises.  

Our easy-to-use wiper blade search tool simplifies the process. At Wipewave, you can enter your registration and see all the available options. So when you notice the signs your wiper blades need replacing you can rest assured the process will be a breeze.  

Step-By-Step Guide to Replacing Your Windscreen Wipers

The process of how to change wiper blades is relatively simple, but it still requires being thorough to not make the mistake of choosing the wrong blades or waiting too long to replace them. In this step-by-step guide, we make the process easier, so when you decide to replace the windscreen wipers belonging to your vehicle it’s quick and easy.  

Step 1: Choosing the right blades 

While it sounds simple enough, not all vehicles are the same and that applies to windscreen wipers as well. Thankfully, we’ve simplified the process of selecting the right blades by making it as easy as entering your car registration. We also present the option of entering your vehicle make, model, year and body type manually if you wish to do so. That way you know the options presented to you will fit your vehicle. 

Step 2: Clean your screen 

Sometimes it’s the little things that can lead to an oversight in a simple process. Cleaning your screen is important to do before replacing your wiper blades as it will ensure your blades are making direct contact with the glass. It will also remove dirt and any debris, thereby improving your visibility. Cleaning your screen and drying it with a cloth ensures you’re off to the right start with your windscreen wiper replacement.  

Step 3:  Carefully remove the old wiper blades 

While wiper blades can be different depending on whether they have a tab or hook, the general process remains the same. For some blades, it may involve pressing a tab and for others, you may need to open the cover before removing it. Depending on the fitment type the installation process could be slightly different, but we still provide detailed instructions on how to change wiper blades and even video tutorials to help ensure your installation is done correctly. When removing your blades pay attention to how it is attached as in the next step you’ll be attaching your new ones.  

Step 4: Attach your new wiper blades 

Make sure you’ve removed any plastic covering on your new blades before putting them in, as it’s another common oversight in the process. Then you want to align your blades with the wiper arm, so it locks into place. Typically, you’ll hear a clicking sound that indicates your blade has been securely placed.  

Step 5: Test them out 

Make sure your windscreen has been moistened with washer fluid or water and then test out your new wiper blades to ensure they’re moving swiftly and not skipping across your surface. Even with new blades, you want to be certain you’re testing them out on a wet windscreen to not damage them.  

Step 6: Aftercare 

Although you have new wiper blades, you still want to maintain clear visibility and extend their longevity. Regularly cleaning your windscreen of debris with a wet cloth helps maintain the cleanliness of your vehicle and prevents any damage from being done to your wiper blades.  

Extend The Lifespan of Your Wiper Blades

Purchasing new wiper blades can improve your vehicle’s safety with improved visibility. Don’t wait until streaks on your windscreen impair your visibility or cost you an MOT. Take the proactive measure of replacing your windscreen wipers and take advantage of our quick delivery. Why not learn more about how to improve your windscreen maintenance routine? 

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