How to CHECK AND CHANGE YOUR WINDSHIELD WIPERS

Can't see well when it's raining? The wiper blades could be old or dirty.

Listen and watch how your wipers clean the windshield to decide if you need new ones.

If they are smooth, quiet, and clear water easily, they are working right.

If they are loud, the swipe feels rough, or they miss a big part of the windshield, they may be in trouble.

HOW TO CHANGE THE WIPERS ON A WINDSHIELD

1. GET RID OF THE OLD Blades

When you pull up on a clip on top of the wiper, most blades will slide right off.

You can also take off the old blades by pressing down on a small tab on the underside of the wiper.

You should be able to find out where this latch is in your car's manual or on the new blades.

2. PUT ON THE NEW BLADES

Slide the new blades on the opposite way that the old ones came off.

When a tabbed blade locks into place, you will probably hear a click.

On blades with a clip, you may need to close the clip to keep the blade in place.

3. TEST THE NEW BLADES

After putting the wipers on, it's a good idea to run them a few times to make sure they fit right, work right, and are tight against the wiper arm.