Honda Wiper Blade: Replacing It in Quick, Easy Steps
After some time, the rubber blades of your wiper will wear out as it gets heavily exposed to the weather elements, such as heat, freezing temperature, and water. They can be cracked or torn after wiping off snow, rain, dust, and dirt from the windshield countless of times. Don't worry-your Honda wiper blade can be replaced in a jiffy. The process is typically the same for most vehicles. Do it yourself and save some money. If you don't know how, we can help you through with this step-by-step guide. This can be done in just a few minutes. After changing the wiper blades, you no longer have to deal with the annoying chatter and streaks from the worn-out rubber. You can be sure that your wipers won't leave behind streaks and can keep the windshield clean and clear for safer driving.
Required skill level: Novice
Needed tools and materials
- New wiper blade
Checking the old wipers
Take a closer look at the wipers. Make sure that the blades are attached to the wiper arm properly. Check for cracks and tears on the old wiper blades. If they're already hard or the wiper seems to lack that rubbery spring, it's probably time to switch to a new one. While at it, see if there's any broken frame. Aside from visible cracks and tears on the blades, also look for metal corrosion at the joints and claws and for any missing strip in the rubber squeegee's edge. If the rubber squeegee is no longer flexible, then be ready to remove the old blades and install a new set.
Fitting in the new wiper blades
Make sure that the size of the new blades match the old ones. The one side is naturally longer or shorter than the other. See if the new ones fit and match the rest of the wipers.
Removing the wiper blades
Raise the wiper arm away from the windshield. Look for that small tab on the underside of the wiper. Push the small tab and slip the wiper blade off the arm. Pull the middle toward the lower portion of the arm. Unhook the blade by pressing the stopper that holds the blade in place. Some blades may be secured with pins instead of a hook or any other hardware. You basically have to undo any hardware that holds it. Just look for that joint where the blade meets the arm. The wiper should be held firmly away from the windshield. It'll also help if you'll place a folded towel on the windshield to protect it.
Installing the new wiper blades
Align the new wiper blades with the arm. Once everything is lined up, you can now place the hook on the wiper arm over the clip on the new blade. The hook should be snapped into place to secure it. Pull the blade tight onto the arm. Place the arm back onto the windshield and do the same steps for the other side.