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Replacing Windscreen Wipers

By John Marsh

It is time to change your windscreen blades when they have either split, which is to say, some of the rubber blade is hanging off or your blades leave marks and smears when the blade passes across your windscreen preventing you from seeing properly out it.

Your windscreen wipers are tested during the MOT that all UK cars that are more than three years old have to pass. It is wise to replace your wiper blades each year prior to your MOT in order to ensure that your vehicle does not fail for such a minor thing as damaged wiper blades. That is the most frequent grounds for a vehicle not passing its MOT in the UK. Virtually every MOT garage will replace your wiper blades for you, straight away making a retest unnecessary, but generally permitting them do so will cost you 30 more than if you carried out the work yourself

A complete novice should be able to change the windscreen wipers on their car in under 30mins. The next time you do it, you will be much faster. It is also very hard to cause any permanent damage should you do it wrong, so is a safe job for a novice to tackle.

Ensure that you buy the correct wiper blades for your make and model of car by using the windscreen wiper search books that blade stockists carry or buying the type of blades listed in your car’s instruction book. Alternatively ask someone in the shop to help you with your selection.

To install your windscreen wipers park your car safely and be sure that you have space to walk around the front and sides of the car. Lift the first windscreen wiper off the windscreen until it stops. While holding the wiper arm, straighten the wiper blade so that you are forming a T shape and remove the old wiper blade from its mount. The instructions provided with your wiper blades will show you how to do this. Compare the old fitting attachment with the one supplied with your new blade. If the new one is not suitable, remove the one from the old blade and clip it into place on the new blade. Fit the new blades onto the wiper arm by reversing the removal steps. Place the windscreen wiper back against the screen and test that they work.

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Marsh, John "Replacing Windscreen Wipers." Replacing Windscreen Wipers. 7 Oct. 2010. uberarticles.com. 3 Aug 2014 <http://uberarticles.com/automotive/replacing-windscreen-wipers/>.

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