How Often to Replace Windshield Wipers

At Richmond Ford Lincoln, we try to help our friends in the Richmond, Ashland, and Mechanicsville area as much as possible. While we're here to provide exceptional automotive service, some drivers prefer to do it themselves, especially when it comes to simple replacements that don't involve a certification or training. When it comes to DIY maintenance, a lot of our drivers ask how often to replace windshield wipers.

We're going to use this time to give you a few tips and tricks when it comes to replacing your wiper blades. We'll go over how often to replace windshield wipers and even how to replace them. Using this information, you'll be able to change your wipers at the right time.

Knowing When to Replace Your Windshield Wipers

The most common question that drivers ask us is, "How often should I be replacing my windshield wipers?" The answer: it depends. It depends on the weather and how often you actually use your wipers. The more you use your windshield wipers, the more likely you'll have to replace them a lot sooner than normal.

The unfortunate truth is that each time a wiper is used, it's closer to being replaced. When wipers are doing their job, they're clearing your windshield from rain or snow. However, due to the constant scraping across your windshield, the rubber on your blades becomes more and more worn. Of course, the rain water helps ease the wear, but more often than not, drivers forget to turn their wipers off after it stops raining. Nothing quickens the wear on your wiper blades like the dry rubber scraping.

How to Replace Windshield Wipers

It's not hard to learn how to replace windshield wipers. The first step is getting the right replacement wiper blades for your vehicle. Of course, there's no better location to find the right wiper blades than our Parts Center at Richmond Ford Lincoln. You can find genuine wiper blades that were specifically designed to fit on your vehicle.

Once you get the wiper blades, the rest is pretty simple:

  • Extend your wiper blades so they point towards the front of your vehicle.
  • Locate the clip that connects the wiper blade to the arm and unhook it.
  • Remove the old wiper blades from the arm by sliding it out of the "U" hook.
  • Take your new wiper blades and slide them over the hook. 
  • Snap the wiper blades into place and ensure that they lock on.
  • Test your new windshield wipers to make sure that they function properly.

Having Your Blades Replaced Professionally

While the wiper blade replacement is a fairly simple process, you don't have to trouble yourself. In fact, our service center at Richmond Ford Lincoln is where to replace windshield wipers conveniently. Just let us know and we'll happily perform the service for you so you can be ready to face the next rain storm with your new and effective windshield wipers.

At Richmond Ford Lincoln, we're always happy to help our friends in the Richmond, Ashland, and Mechanicsburg area with their automotive service. Schedule your service appointment online today or contact us for more information. We look forward to hearing from you!

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