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Changing Your Windshield Wiper Blades

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Changing Your Windshield Wiper Blades

Changing your windshield wipers is important – wiper blades that don’t wipe effectively or are cracked or torn can be dangerous in obstructing your view while driving. Experts say wiper blades should be replaced every six to 12 months for optimum performance. It seems like a mundane task, but it is fairly simple and shouldn’t take you long to do.

You will need entire windshield wiper blades – your owners’ manual will tell you which kind you need – and a screwdriver (depending on what type of blade you have).

  1. Remember to buy the entire blade, not just the rubber insert.
  2. Look at your current windshield wiper and find the attachment that matches it in the replacement packaging.
  3. Read the directions on the package to see how you connect the attachment to the replacement blade.
  4. Lift up the arm of the wiper from the windshield.
  5. Remove the blade by either pushing on a tap and pulling the blade off, or using the screwdriver to lift the tab.
  6. Attach the replacement blade to the wiper arm by connecting the attachment first to the new blade, then onto the arm, or vice versa. This depends on your car and what is easier for you.
  7. Listen for a ‘click’ sound when attaching the new blade. This lets you know that it has been attached correctly.
  8. Tug on the blade to further assure it is properly attached.
  9. Lower the wiper arm onto the windshield – you are done!


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I recently brought my car in to have the broken passenger window replaced. The guys at Frank’s were very professional and the prices were good compared to other places. I’d recommend to anyone. Thanks guys!

Sandra G. - Google Reviews

Couldn't ask for a better establishment! I been driving around with a cracked windshield for longer than I should have. Finally had am off day and dropped them off my car. I was running late to pick up the car and they were very accommodating. Some places would make you wait until next day. Reasonable straightforward prices. They have gained a customer for life.

Eric B. - Google Reviews

Once again, frank’s auto glass came through. The price was exceptional the service was great, I would highly recommend anybody who needs class work, Should come here. I’ve done business with Frank and his family for many years, and I always leave satisfied. They don’t make them like this anymore. So five stars in Bravo.

Matthew W. - Google Reviews

Frank’s was great. They didn’t have my windshield in stock and had to order one, but they were ready for me the next day. The work was completed very quickly, and the staff were all friendly. The price was fair. Would go back again if necessary!

Aislinn - Google Reviews

I am extremely happy with the service I received from Frank's Auto Glass Repair. The replacement took a few hours because of the business' excellent service that it is first come first served. I have nothing but good things to say about this business. I pray I do not need another one anytime soon but I will definitely refer family and friends for premier services!

April W. - Google Reviews

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