Autumn is a Good Time to Think About Replacing Your Wiper Blades

September 7th, 2016 by

When should you replace your wiper blades? A simple answer is: as often as necessary. That doesn’t help, however, if you’re not sure when it’s necessary. A good rule is to change your wiper blades every year, and fall is a good time to do that, because it’s bound to be a rainy season. Find out more about when you should change your wiper blades and how to do it right here.

How Do You Know You Need to Replace Your Wipers?

Changing WipersWhen do you need to change your windshield wipers? It’s pretty simple. If your windshield wipers aren’t doing a good job of cleaning the water off your windshield, they should be replaced. If the rubber blade insert is broken or looks cracked or dried, that’s another clear indication you need to replace your wiper blades. You should probably replace your wiper blades at least once a year, and more often depending on their use. Fall is a good time to replace them because you’re heading into the wet autumn months and snowy winter months after that.

How to Replace a Windshield Wiper Blade?

It’s fairly easy to replace a windshield wiper blade yourself, but if you don’t want to deal with it, you can always schedule a service appointment at Chevrolet of Homewood. We will be happy to provide the windshield wiper blades that fit your vehicle, and do the installation in a few minutes. If you want do it yourself, you can follow these simple steps:

  1. Find the proper blades for your vehicle by looking at the manual, or visiting our parts department at Chevrolet of Homewood. We’re happy to find the proper replacements.
  2. Remove your existing blades. You may need a screw driver or you may simply need to remove a clip. Make sure not to misplace this clip, as you’ll need it to install the new blades!
  3. Install the new blades, the same way you removed the old ones.
  4. Make sure you clean your windshield well before driving in order to get the most out of those brand new blades.

Visit Chevrolet of Homewood Today

Stop by 18033 S. Halsted St. in Homewood, IL to take care of all of your maintenance needs or schedule service online now. We’re your local Chicagoland and Calumet City area Chevrolet service center and we’re happy to help!

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