DFW has seen very little rain over the last few months, causing one to forget about simple D.I.Y. repairs our vehicle may be in need of, such as replacing the wiper blades. It will not be until a winter thunderstorm catches us off-guard on a busy highway that we will remember our neglect.

So dump a bucket of water on your windshield and test those wipers!

Instructions from here on how to replace your wiper blades:

Windshield wiper blades are usually packaged with the rubber wiper as well as its support structure. Follow these steps to replace this entire piece, referred to here as the ‘wiper blade.’

1. Look up your vehicle’s make and model in the reference books where wiper blades are sold. This reference will provide you with the correct model of blade to purchase.

2. Open the package containing the new windshield wiper blade. The package should include up to three or four different styles of blade attachment’ the small plastic piece that secures the new blade to the wiper arm

3. Examine the existing attachment (where the arm and the blade meet), then find a new one in your package that matches it.

4.Grasp the windshield wiper arm and pull up, away from the car. The blade and arm should now be sticking out perpendicular to the window.

5. Remove the windshield wiper blade from the arm at the attachment. There will usually be a small tab you can depress with a screwdriver that will allow you to pull the blade from the arm. Some attachments have a small metal bump and two tabs on either side; you depress the tabs and pull hard to remove the blade. Some just snap onto the blade.

6. Remove the old attachment from the wiper blade and replace it with the new one.

7. Install the blade onto the windshield wiper arm.

8. Test by turning on the wipers. If the blades slip, turn off the wipers and seat the attachments more firmly.

Read more: How to Replace Windshield Wiper Blades | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/video_107_replace-windshield-wiper.html#ixzz1XlbvKgiD

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