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How to Change Wiper Blades

Updated: Jun. 12, 2019

Do-it-yourself and save $20

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Don't put up with streaky wiper blades. You can replace them yourself in about 10 minutes.

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Change wiper blades

Blade replacement

Insert a small screwdriver to release the old blade. Then slip in the new one.

It’s easy to tell when you need to change wiper blades. 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 longer.

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.

Required Tools for this Change Wiper Blades Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Screwdriver

Required Materials for this Change Wiper Blades Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here’s a list.

  • Replacement blades