Removing and replacing windshield wiper blades begins with pushing the clip underneath the blade, pulling the blade off and setting the base down without cracking the windshield. Find out when a windshield wiper need to be replaced with help from an ASE-certified technician in this free video on windshield wipers.
Hello, my name is Chuck Orlandi with Miami Shores Auto Repair, here in Miami Shores, Florida. OK, in this clip we're going to talk about how to remove and replace a windshield wiper blade. What you see here is a Honda Element, typical wiper blade, they're almost all the same on these, on cars today. They don't differ very often, most of them take the same type of blade. They've standardized it, so it's much easier than it used to be. And what you do here is you lift the arm, move the blade, there's a clip underneath, you push it, and you pull the blade off. It's supposed to come off fairly easy, and that's it. When you do this, be careful not to let this part fall down on the window, it can crack the glass real easy. Then we take a new blade, first of all, you make sure you've got the right size, they differ in lengths from probably sixteen inches to twenty-four inches, and this blade is very similar to that one. Put it on, again, make sure it clips in good, fold it down, and put it back down. And that's pretty much as simple as it gets. Some of them are more, a little more hard to change, but not very often. The reasons you would want to change your wiper blades, most of the time, here in Florida at least, they get dry. When they get dry, they'll start skipping across the glass, they won't clean the window well, and of course, it's a safety issues when it's raining. So, then again, that's what you would look for. Once again, this has been Chuck Orlandi.