Porsche windshield wipers serve as a simple but very effective system of safety for you. The simple operation of clearing debris, sleet, snow, rain, etc., from your windshield means you can drive in safety and awareness of the surrounding terrain and any potential hazards. Windshield wipers needs replacing from time to time and if not, they can cause damage to our windshield as well as limit your vision, potentially causing an opportunity for an accident. Here we will take you through the simple process of how to replace your windshield wipers.
Check Your Windshield Wipers On A Regular Basis
If you don’t take much notice of what your wiper blades are doing, then you might not notice they have deteriorated to the point that they are potentially dangerous. The rubber quickly disintegrates, particular in weather extremes. Therefore, you should check your Porsche windshield wipers regularly, ideally, every week. At the very least they should be checked on a monthly basis. That way you can stay safe.
Replacing Defective, Broken Or Faulty Windshield Wipers
It is easy to replace your Porsche windshield wipers and you do not need the services of a garage or mechanic to do this. The first thing to do is ensure you have the correct wipers. You will need to measure your wipers from tip to tip as there is no such thing as “one size fits all.” Windshield wipers can vary enormously, not only from vehicle to vehicle, but also in different models of the same vehicle. It is important you get the correct measurement, otherwise the wipers won’t fit. You also might want to consider whether to choose a rubber or a silicon-based replacement wiper. The silicon-based wipers are more expensive, but they are more durable and last longer.
Removing And Replacing The Old Wipers
To remove the old wipers, you will need to lift the wiper blade arm away from the windshield. The arm easily pivots away. Next, you will notice there is small tab beneath the wiper blade. You will need to press this to release the wiper blade from the arm. Once that has been pressed you can then slide the old wiper blade out of the arm.
You are then ready to insert the new Porsche windshield wipers. You simply insert and slide the wiper blade up the arm until it rests in the same position as the removed wiper. You may hear a click as it locks into position. That’s it. You can lower the arm back to the windshield and move around the car to your other windshield wiper. Just a small note – if you are replacing the back windshield wiper as well, this may be a different size, to those at the front, so ensure you measure that as well.
Once you have inserted all the wiper blades you can just test to make sure they are working correctly. It is best to do this straight away, because if you need to go out and there is inclement weather, that is not the best time to find a problem with the wipers.