How to Replace Your Windshield Wipers in Renton, WA

Maintaining your windshield wipers is key to your vehicle’s safety system. If a vehicle’s windshield wipers are not working properly, it can be difficult to see the road or other hazards during inclement weather. Old or faulty wiper blades can be ineffective and even smear your windshield, potentially creating visibility issues. Car Pros Hyundai in Renton, Washington wants to help our customers stay safe during their adventures.

Inspect your wiper blades every 6-12 months. Windshield wiper blades are made of rubber and wear down, even with limited use. If blades become cracked or torn, they may not grip the windshield properly and can have difficulty removing mud, snow, rain, or sleet. Some tips for replacing your worn windshield wipers include:

  1. Measure your wiper blades’ length or check your vehicle’s owner’s manual fo the correct blade size.

  2. Lift the wiper arm away from the windshield and depress the small tab on the underside of the wiper where it meets the wiper arm. When the tab is depressed, slide the wiper blade off of the arm by pulling downward to remove the old wiper blade.

  3. Take the new wiper blade and pull it tight onto the arm. There will be a clicking sound when it locks into place. Next, slowly lower the arm back onto the windshield and repeat this process on the other wiper arm.

  4. At this point, it’s best to test the wipers after installation. Testing at this point allows you to check your wiper blade installation while it is convenient, rather than during the middle of a downpour.

Following these simple steps can help make your wipers work more efficiently and maximize visibility for safer driving. If you need help inspecting or replacing your wiper blades, come by Car Pros Hyundai at 201 S 7th St, Renton, WA 98057 or give us a call at (425) 226-1275  to schedule your service appointment today. Discover our great prices on a variety of service specials online. Our service hours are Monday-Friday 7:30 AM-6:30 PM and Saturday 8 AM-5 PM. You can also schedule your service appointment online.
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