How to Change Your Windshield Wipers

Windshield Wipers

Windshield wipers help you get a clear view of your surroundings on the roads, but both you and I know how rainy it can get in Lakeland area. Rain along with other extreme temperatures can wear the rubber blades of the wipers out sooner, so they might not be able to last six to twelve months like how they’re designed to. Are your windshield wipers no longer working as well as they used to be? Then, you’ll need to change them! Learn how to change your windshield wipers below from the Regal Kia service and parts teams. 

When to Change Windshield Wipers

Aside from your wipers no longer performing as well as before, here are other signs to look out for, so you know you’ll need to replace them in Winter Haven: 

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

If you don’t see any of these issues, the last thing you should do is to pull up your windshield wiper blades and run your finger across them. If you feel dirt and debris, wash it off and see if that fixes the problem. If you notice that pieces of the blades are missing, then you should get them replaced. 

Step by Step: How to Change Windshield Wipers

Now that you’re sure your Kia vehicle needs new wipers, you’ll want to order some OEM replacements online. Be sure to use Regal Kia’s parts specials to save on them! Windshield wipers are usually inexpensive and once you get your hands on some new ones, you can either install them yourself in a few minutes or have our service technicians install them for you near Plant City. Here are the steps for the DIYers:

  1. Position your windshield wipers, so they’re upright. 
  2. Pull them carefully away from the windshield. 
  3. Read the instructions on your windshield wiper’s packaging for how to remove them. You’ll either have to depress a tab to pull it off or slide it off with the wiper arm. 
  4. Discard the old wiper blades.
  5. Clean your windshield thoroughly to prevent dust and dirt from getting on your new windshield wipers. 
  6. Install the new windshield wipers by doing the reverse of steps two and three.
  7. Replace the blade on the other side.
  8. Carefully return your windshield wipers back to their regular position.

Learn More Car Care Tips from Regal Kia 

Return to the Brandon streets with a clear view of your surroundings after replacing your windshield wipers! Interested in more tips on how to ensure your drives are smooth and safe? Feel free to reach out to Regal Kia!

 

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