One of the major reasons for removing wiper blades would make a replacement to the entire or specific parts of the blade. Wiper blades are made from rubber. Naturally, the quality of the rubber depreciates over time, thanks to the continuous wiping of the dust, snow, and rain from the windscreen. Removing the blades is not rocket science. However, it requires one to have some basic knowledge. Reading through the manual issued by the manufacturer greatly helps.
Removing The Wiper Blade Guide
Identify what parts needs to changed/removed
The wiper has three main parts; namely the lower arm, rubber blade and metal/plastic blade. In most instances, the rubber blades are the common culprits as weather and water wear them out.
- Lower wiper arm: It extends from the base of the windshield
- Metal/plastic blade: It is attached to the lower arm
- Rubber blade: It wipes the windscreen.
Removing the blade
It is an easy process:
- Raise the wiper arm away from the screen
- Hold the blade as you move it towards the bonnet.
- Practice caution to avoid causing damage
Get measurements for the new blade/replacement parts
Do not make any assumptions. Get the exact measurements and the right type of blade.
Replacing the wiper blade
After identifying the right blade size, it is time to replace the blade. It is a reverse procedure of removing the blade. You will know it fits when it produces a click sound.
Lowering the wiper arm
Lower the wiperadvisor arm allowing it to sit nicely at the windshield’s base. It is important to ensure that the wipes are correctly placed before testing them.
For those who may have difficulties doing that on their own, it is recommended that one seeks the services of a professional. The good news is that it is not costly.