There is shocking research behind how many drivers lack the knowledge of basic car maintenance and installations. For instance, more than 60% of drivers don't even know how to change a flat tire. To that end, we thought we'd walk you step by step in how to replace your windshield wiper blades.
Because wiper blades are generally made of rubber, they wear down much quicker than other parts of your Mercedes. Constant exposure to rain, snow, dirt, and rocks can significantly decrease their efficiency. This is why professionals recommend replacing your wiper blades every six months to 1 year, depending on your usage and environment.
Step 1: Get Your Number Measurements
The first step in discovering how to change your wiper blades is to research and measure the size of the replacement blade you'll need to purchase. Please examine and measure both your wiper blades. Once you've got your numbers, you know what you need to pick up. Please only buy blades from trusted professionals for the best results.
Step 2: Remove the Old Blade
Once you have your new blades on hand, it's time to remove the worn blades. Start by raising the wiper blades off of the windshield. Next, find the point where the blade meets the rest of the wiper's arm. You'll notice a plastic piece at this point, and you have to press down on it to release the blade from the arm. If you're nervous about it snapping and damaging your windshield, feel free to stop by Jeff's Mercedes Auto Service for assistance.
Step 3: Install The Blade
Now is the part where you install! Take your new blade and gently slide and hook it into the rest of the arm, where the old blade previously sat.
In most cases, you should hear a click that lets you know that your new blade has been secured in its place. Or you can try slowly wiggling the new wiper blade to ensure it is locked. Now you can slowly pull it down against the windshield.
Follow the same steps on the other blade!
If any of these steps sound too intimidating, do not hesitate to stop by Jeff's Mercedes Service for a windshield wiper blade replacement. Please call us at (310) 307-3452 or schedule an appointment with us online today! We can help you with all your automotive needs.