Get Ready For Fall With New Windshield Wipers

October 1, 2019 5:11 pm Published by

With fall weather right around the corner, now is the time to prepare for everything that the season is going to throw at you on the road. One of the biggest hurdles on the road this time of year is the changing of the weather. If you are looking to keep your windshield clear of rain, leaves, and debris, you need to make sure that your windshield wipers are in working condition. Taking your car into a dealership or a mechanic shop to replace your windshield wipers could easily run you $100 or more. If you want to save time and money this year, you can easily replace your windshield wipers yourself with parts and tips from your local U Pull And Pay.

When To Replace Your Windshield Wipers

If you use your car on a daily basis with regular use, it is recommended that you replace your windshield wipers every 6-12 months. Depending on your vehicle’s age, condition, and how rough the weather has been, you may need to replace your windshield wipers well before then. There are a few telltale signs that your wipers need to be replaced soon. If you are noticing your wiper blades skipping, streaking, splitting, or loudly squeaking, you need to replace both blades as soon as possible. You can also inspect your wiper blades themselves to see how they are holding up through the weather. If you notice that your wipers have broken frames, have any metal corrosion, have visible cracks or tears in the plastic, or have a loose blade, the plastic and internal framing of your wiper blades may be wearing out. If you notice any of these issues, it is time to replace your wiper blades before the bad weather kicks in.

How To Replace Your Windshield Wipers

The first step in replacing your windshield wiper is figuring out which size of wiper blade you need to buy. You can either consult your owner’s manual for your vehicle or you can remove your existing wiper blade and bring it into your local U Pull And Pay for one of our expert staff to inspect. All you need to do to remove your wiper blades is to remove the latching mechanism at the base of the blade. Once the old blade has been removed, remove the plastic protector from the underside of your new blades and attach them to the latching mechanisms. Once you have attached your new blades, test out your windshield wipers with a quick wiper fluid test. If your new blades are contouring well and leaving no streaks or marks, you are ready to hit the road!

If you want to tackle this DIY repair job or any other auto maintenance this year, come into your local U Pull And Pay and meet with one of our auto specialists today. We will help you get the best deal on the parts you need and give you all the tips you need to succeed in whatever project you are taking on.

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This post was written by Jonathan Kling