Windshield Wiper Problems (Blades Shipped Direct To You)

Your wiper blades don’t work!

That’s what you found out the last time you turned them on…

..and it’s been a few more months since that last rainstorm!

Hmm. What’s worse, bad wipers or a dead car battery?

Common windshield wiper problems:

  • Wiper blades fall apart
  • Wipers smear the water
  • Wipers scratch the windshield

Don’t wait for the next storm to hit before you replace your wiper blades.

Monsoon Season In Phoenix

I recorded this monsoon storm video on 8/2/2016, traveling west on Indian School Road; driving home from work. Cars were stalled in the middle of the road (as you can see, I didn’t have a windshield wiper problem and my wipers were working!)…

 

DIY Wiper Blade Installation

If you’re like most people then you’re driving around with wiper bladesWindshield Wiper Problems (Blades Shipped Direct To You) 1 that don’t work. They just smear the rain around!

I get it:

We know it doesn’t rain often in Phoenix but when it does rain you need to be able to see clearly through your windshield.

Especially if you’re driving with kids in the car. You need wipers that work.

Hey, you not only need to see clearly so you can drive safely but also so you can see other drivers who can’t see you because their wiper blades are dried or broken. Hence, their wiper blades are just smearing rain around…Windshield Wiper Blades near me

As a matter of fact, most cars around you in a rainstorm likely have bad or broken wipers…

Look:

Wiper blades last about a year in Arizona, sometimes they’ll last longer if you don’t park your car in the direct sunlight, but most of the time, wipers only last a year.

It used to be that you could buy the inserts for your wipers, just the blade, but seems nowadays most auto part stores only sell the complete wiper blade assembly.

Actually, for the DIY, the assembly is easier to install (watch the video below).

You just pinch the click and slide the old wiper blade out, and then slide the new wiper in until it clicks in place.

The real trick is making sure you buy the right size wiper blades. Most cars will have a long and short blade, usually, the longer blade is installed on the driver side.

But don’t just install the blade on the driver side, also install one on the passenger side too. You need both sides of the windshield to be clear for when you’re driving in hazardous weather.

I recall last year it rained so badly that even with good wipers on both sides it was hard to see.

So which wiper blades should you buy?

Well, there are so many choices I usually just buy the brand that’s on sale.

Like we already covered, blades will only last about a year in the Arizona sunlight…

You can get a good pair of wiper blades for about $20 at Walmart, that’s where I go when I need fast auto parts near me.

I love my Prime!

Or if you’re an Amazon prime customer like me, you can get blades shipped to your home in 2 days for no additional cost.

Mine wiper blade order arrived last week and I’ve already installed the assemblies on both cars, seems my Altima and Sentra both take the same sizes, 26 and 17 inches.

But if you’re not sure what size fits your car you can ask at the parts counter (you can also read the DIY tips below), or if you’re like me and want your windshield wiper blades shipped direct to your house, you just enter the make, model and year of your car and Amazon will tell you if the wiper blade fits your car.

Saves Time:

Having wipers shipped to my home saves me time and the hassle of waiting in line behind somebody asking too many questions.

When it comes to DIY auto repair, I usually buy my auto parts on Amazon and use Amazon Prime to get free 2-day shipping. Sweet!

Watch this DIY video on how to change wipers on a Honda Civic

References
Folks today I’m going to make kind of a simple video about changing windshield wipers on Honda see that you see I have a frayed windshield wiper here it’s got a little bit of a thing dangling off of it there and I have a friend who has a Honda Civic that’s one year younger than mine so hers is a 2012 mine’s of 2011 and she just didn’t know how to change the windshield wiper so I’m going to real quick to show you that there’s a little little catch here like a little lever that you pull forward with your thumb it gets kind of sometimes a little stubborn just kind of reach there and pull it open it will come open and what that does it actually lets you pull this windshield wiper back you have to slide it back toward you and it actually just sits on a hook see this hook right here a lot of people think they have to replace this like rubber or something but no it’s really you replace the whole blade and so I put this on the ground and then I’ve bought one wire take it out of the box this is a rain-x and it’s kind of curved looking it looks weird when it comes out of believe me it’ll do just fine this is a rain-x expert fit and you have to ask at Walmart for I bought this you know for the right size there’s a book there somebody can help you you can’t find it yourself if you look up your model of your of your Honda or whatever car you have almost all cars use the same sort of construct so then what you do right up do the it’ll come with its clothes same kind of thing a little leaver here right and you pull it open a little little stubborn this looks a little different inside but doesn’t matter if you see some stuff in hearing it removes round don’t worry about that it’s just air because you know that may be the angle of the windshield windshield wipers goes across the windshield will need that to move a bit but just pity in the same way is kind of go in the hole a little different okay yeah and slide it in and that’s really clicks in place and you put this down and there you go you plop it down and that’s it you can see I’ve already replaced the other one so these are a little different than the other ones are not as big fancy as the ones that came with the car but these work just fine I mean I’ve used these same sort of similar to this on several different cars that I’ve got this on my truck mail to you these are really good windshield wiper blades I’m not endorsing those or anything understand you can get them at Walmart’s cheap is in place and there you go it’s replaced simple hope this has helped someone who doesn’t has doesn’t know how to change the windshield wipers it’s pretty important to keep your vision good and clear especially on rain rain-slicked roads so peace to everyone who’s watched thanks to subscribe if you like…

 

DIY Tip:

Not sure what size wipers fit your car? Double-check the RainX website to get your wiper blade size before you order them on Amazon…

Don’t be caught in a rainstorm with bad windshield wiper blades, get blades shipped directly to your home!