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How to Change Windshield Wipers to Avoid an Auto Glass Repair

Windshield wipers play an important role in your auto glass’s safety. For one, they keep your windshield clean. For two, they can prevent an auto glass repair. Think of it like this: if you have a dirty windshield, the glass is more likely to scratch and chip. However, while windshield wipers are great to have, keeping them long after they have aged is bad. If they are worn out, they could scratch the glass. So, here is how you can change your windshield wipers to avoid an auto glass repair:

Measuring and Purchasing the Blades

Here is a quick question for you. What are wiper blades? Wiper blades are the rubber assembly of your windshield wipers. They are not the wiper arms. Therefore, when you are changing your windshield wipers, you are just replacing the damaged rubber assembly. If you look at the rubber and notice scratches and tears, it is time to replace them. That is when you should measure the wiper blades by length, making sure to measure both wipers, as they often have different measurements. Then, you will take your measurements to an auto glass shop to get the new windshield wipers.

Removing the Rubber Bladesauto glass repair

To remove the rubber assembly, you should do the following in order:

  • Raise the wiper arm (one wiper at a time) away from the windshield. We recommend placing a towel against the windshield just in case the wiper arm snaps back into place.
  • After the wiper arm is set vertically, look for the joint that connects the rubber assembly and the wiper arm together. In this joint, you will find a small tab. You must push on this tab to unlock the joint.
  • While pushing on the joint’s tab, take your other hand and use it to carefully hit down on the rubber assembly. This will help you slide the wiper blades down the wiper arm and free it from the arm’s hook.
  • On the other hand, if your wiper arm has a pin instead of a joint hook, you will need to unfasten the lock located above the pin and proceed to pull out the pin out of the hole that is on the side of the wiper blade assembly.

Installing the New Blades

Like the way you have removed your wiper blades, you will install the new ones. If the wiper arm has a hook, you will take the new wiper blades and slide them into the hook end. Pivot the wiper blades until the hook snaps into place. When you hear the snap, you can be sure that the wiper blades are secure. Though, if the wiper arm has a pin instead, just push up on the lock that is on the rubber assembly and, while doing so, put the pin in the hole. After that, push down on the lock to secure the wiper blades into place.


Never leave worn out wiper blades in use ever again! Changing your windshield wipers to prevent an auto glass repair is easier than it looks if you follow these helpful, straightforward guidelines.

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