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How to Change Your Windshield Wipers

Chevy Service Technician Adjusting Windshield Wipers


If you’ve just brought a new or used car home to Lexington, learning how to change windshield wiper blades yourself is definitely worth your time. You’ll need to replace your car’s windshield wipers fairly often, about every six to twelve months, in order to maintain optimal visibility.

Although replacing your car’s windshield wipers yourself may save you time and money, we’re happy to help if this is a task you’d rather entrust to a professional! Whether you go the DIY route or schedule service with us, we strongly suggest that you use genuine OEM parts

You can order everything you need for your Chevrolet model through Jack Burford Chevrolet,inc.. If we don’t have what you need in stock, we’ll order it directly from the manufacturer and then perform a professional installation at our service center here in Richmond. 



When to Replace Windshield Wiper Blades

If you notice any of the following issues with your windshield wipers, it’s time to replace them:

  • Cracked Rubber
  • Separated Blades
  • Screeching Noise
  • Gaps in Windshield Clearing
  • Scratches to Windshield Glass
  • Loose chunks of blade

How to Replace Windshield Wiper Blades: Step-by-Step

You can get a great deal on a new set (or two) when you take advantage of our service and parts specials—whether you plan to visit our service center or are wondering how to change windshield wiper blades at home in Winchester or London.

Follow these steps for how to replace windshield wiper blades:

  1. Move your windshield wipers to their upright position. 
  2. Carefully pull the wiper blades away from the windshield. 
  3. Check your owner’s manual or the new wiper packaging to learn how to remove the old wiper blades.
  4. Remove and discard the old wiper blades.
  5. You’ll want to prevent dust and debris from getting embedded in the new blades, so now is a good time to thoroughly wash your windshield.
  6. Follow the installation instructions on the new wiper blade package.
  7. Repeat steps 4 through 6 for the other wiper blade.
  8. Finally, return your windshield wipers back to their regular position.

How to Replace a Rear Windshield Wiper

Replacing rear windshield wipers works pretty much the same way as it does for front windshield wipers. Your owner’s manual should detail how to replace rear windshield wipers, as well as how to remove the old blades. After removing the old wipers, follow the installation instructions on the replacement wiper blade package.

Count On Jack Burford Chevrolet,inc. for Auto Service Near Lexington!

If knowing how to change windshield wiper blades gives you confidence in your DIY auto maintenance abilities, why not pick up a few more new skills? Check out our guides to cleaning your windshield inside, programming your Chevy key fob, and lots more. Order your Chevrolet parts online or take a moment to connect with our team today!

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