How to change your car’s wiper blades: 3 different ways



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This article was co-authored by Hovig Manochekian and wikiHow staff writer Hunter Rising. Hovig Manochekian is an auto repair and design specialist and the manager of Funk Brothers Auto, a family-owned business that has operated since 1925. With over 30 years of experience in the automotive industry, Howig specializes in the auto repair and maintenance process. He is also very knowledgeable about general automotive issues and needs including engine repair, battery replacement and windshield accessories and maintenance. Howig’s knowledge and hard work have contributed to Funk Brothers Auto winning the Angie List Super Service Award five years in a row. This article has been viewed 870,528 times.

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To change the wiper blades on your car, start by lifting one of the metal wiper arms away from the windshield. Open the old wiper blade by pushing on the small plastic stopper that holds the blade in place, then pry it off the metal arm. Slide the replacement wiper into the same end where you took out the old wiper, then twist the new wiper until the hook snaps into place. Place the wiper gently against the windshield and repeat the same steps to replace the other wiper. To learn more from our mechanic co-author, like when you should change your wiper blades, keep reading!

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