Don't put up with streaky wider blades. You can replace them yourself in about 10 minutes.
By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine:June 2009
Insert a small screwdriver to release the old blade. Then slip in the new one.
It's easy to tell when your blades need
replacing. Simply press the washer
button and see if your blades wipe
clean. If they streak, they're toast. The
auto parts store will have lots of economy
blades, but go with a name brand
instead (ANCO, Trico or Bosch). They
cost more than economy blades, but
their higher-quality rubber wipes better,
has better UV protection and lasts
Follow the installation instructions
on the package. Be sure you have a
firm grip on the wiper arm once you
remove the old blade. If it gets away
from you, it can hit the windshield
with enough force to crack it.
Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.
Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.
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