What Items Are Used to Replace a Windshield Wiper?


Quick Answer

Aside from the wiper replacements, the only items used to replace windshield wipers are a soft cloth rag and a flat-head screwdriver. Since most cars have different wiper connectors, it is important to check the owner's manual before changing the blades.

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Changing out wiper blades takes several steps. First, be sure to select the correct blades. Most car part stores have a book with most car makes and models.

Next, remove the old blades. This usually involves pushing in a clip on the connector. The flat-head screwdriver makes it easy, as some of the clips are very small. Once the blades are removed, carefully rest the arms on the windshield using the cloth rag as a buffer between the metal and the glass.

Finally, attach the new blades. The new blade usually snaps into place when installed correctly.

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