How to Replace Your Wiper Blades?

You could purchase the most expensive windshield wiper online, and it would not help you once the wiper arms are damaged. At A+ PLUS AUTO GLASS, we understand the intricacies of the windshield wiper. Whether you need help with windshield, your windshield wiper, your wiper blades, and other parts, we can surely help you.

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Do My Windshield Wipers Need Replacement?

To know if your wipers are still working fine, you need to test it. Once a month, you should inspect for any signs of depreciation:

  • Wiper blades are sticking to the auto glass
  • Noise on the windshield when wiper is on use
  • Blade marks on the auto glass
  • Smears on your windshield

So, if you notice any, or all, of these signs, it is best to replace the wiper blades immediately. You should do it the soonest possible time before you encounter more harsh weather conditions such as rain, fog, and snow.

The Different Types of Wiper Blades

Basically, there are three types of wiper blades:

  1. Frame

  • This is the most common type available in the market today. To repair this, you can replace just the rubber insert. Frame-style blades can help you in almost all driving conditions
  1. Winter

  • This is like the first one in terms of design, but it comes with an added feature. Unlike the frame-style, the winter-style has a rubber sheath on it so that the snow won’t accumulate on your windshield. Ultimately, this is made to help you endure tougher weather conditions.
  1. Single Beam

  • Finally, there’s the single beam wipers. These are visually pleasing wiper blades won’t help you in terms of driving away snow and dust. Single beams are the most expensive out of the three styles, and you can’t replace a part of it. You will need to change the whole set.

How to Replace Wiper Blades?

  • First, you have to know the size and type of your wiper blade. This is indicated on the owner’s manual so be sure to check that out before making necessary repairs.
  • For some wiper blades, you can replace the rubber insert with a new one. Meanwhile, for other types, you may need to replace the whole blade.
  • Know the unlatching mechanism. Different car manufacturers have different hook designs. To replace, you only need to pinch and pull to remove the blade. For other types, you may need to push a button or pull a latch.
  • Remove the defective wiper blade. You may have to wrap the blade with a towel to avoid damaging your windshield if the wipers touches the auto glass.
  • Use the rubber optimizer pad. Some wiper blades come with an optimizer pad. This will help you clean the wipers before installing them. It will help you remove any grease or oil from the rubber.
  • Remove the plastic protector. Lastly, once you installed them, be sure to get the plastic off.  This thin covering is visible from the rubber side of the blade.

Changing the wiper blades on your car is an easy task, and A+ PLUS AUTO GLASS can even make it easier for you. If you need help, we can help you with that. All you need to do is call 623-218-6844, and A+ PLUS AUTO GLASS will help you find the right wiper blades for your vehicle.