Change Your Wiper Blades Yourself And Save a Fortune

Knowing how to do things yourself will save you a fortune as there is always a reward, literally for the labour you put into doing something on your own.

We have all come across that situation where you take your vehicle for a simple oil change and you end up doing more than just oil change. One such man encountered the same experience where the mechanic suggested that he change his wiper blades as well. Each blade cost $12 and in total he had to spend $24. He immediately declined the offer and decided to change the wipers himself.

Getting the right wiper blades:

If you are not an expert and is not sure about what kind of wipers you should get for your vehicle, the best thing to do is to probably ask. All wipers may look the same but be assured that they are not!

It is best to head to a store that sells all kinds of auto parts or you have the option of having an excuse to head to Wal-Mart. There are associates and sales people that can surely assist you in getting the right wiper as long as you just provide the make and model of your vehicle.

There is another thing, if you decide to go to an auto repairs store which is the fact that the associates will change the wipers for free if you purchase them from the store.

How to change the wipers:

  1. Remove the old wipers by lifting the arm of the wiper. Press the tab the separates the wiper and the wiper arm. This will detach the old wipers.
  2. Attach the new wiper blade on the same location from where you detached the old wiper blade.
  3. Test your new wipers.

It is recommended that the wiper blades be replaced every six months or so, which would give you more opportunities to practice.