When and How to Change Your Windshield Wiper Blades

July 30th, 2018 by

Mechanic taking a old worn out wiper blade off a customers truck.

Wondering when and how to change your windshield wiper blades? Here’s all the information Sparta Twp drivers need to know to keep their windshields clear for ultimate visibility, courtesy of Sussex Honda in Newton!

When to Change Windshield Wiper Blades

As a general rule of thumb, windshield wiper blades should be replaced every 6 months to 1 year as part of the normal and routine care for your vehicle. However, if you notice a difference in driving visibility, or any of the following issues, they should be replaced immediately:

  • Squeaking
  • Skipping
  • Streaking
  • Splitting
  • Smearing

If you visually inspect your windshield wiper blades, look out for metal corrosion, broken frames, cracks or tears, and more.

How to Change Windshield Wiper Blades

This is how to change your windshield wiper blades to stay safe on Hackettstown:

  1. Measure the size of your current blades and purchase replacements.
  2. Raise the wiper arm away from the windshield.
  3. Unhook the old wiper blade.
  4. Insert the new wiper.
  5. Repeat these steps with the second wiper.

Schedule Service at Sussex Honda

Learn more about vehicle maintenance at Sussex Honda near Denville. Whether your car needs new tires or you require an oil change, schedule your service with our friendly and knowledgeable technicians–the can handle anything you bring our way! You can also learn about what your dashboard lights mean here!


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