Windshield wipers do an important job on the road, particularly if you live in an area that sees frequent rainfall and/or snowfall. Without functioning windshield wipers to remove water, debris and dirt from your windscreen, your vision and consequently your safety can be compromised. The same goes for other drivers around you. In this guide, we give you an instructional guide on how to change your Volvo windshield wipers when the occasion arises.

Changing Your Volvo Windshield Wipers

Before you start changing your Volvo windshield wipers, ensure that they are in service position. After which, follow the below steps:

  • Fold out the wiper blade from its arm, putting it in removal position. You will hear a click when this change occurs.
  • Press and hold down on the lock button, which can be found in the wiper blade attachment.
  • Still holding onto the button, pull the blade out.
  • Insert the new wiper blade. When you hear a click sound, you will know it has been secured.
  • To get the blade out of removal position, fold it down towards the arm until you hear another clicking sound.
  • You are done! Check that your wiper blade is secure and press it back against the windshield.

When changing your wiper blades, always keep in mind that they come in different lengths. The one on the driver's side is typically longer than the one on the passenger side.

Windshield Wiper Maintenance Tips

Although there is no fixed time for when you should change your Volvo windshield wipers, a good guideline to follow is once or twice a year. If they are showing the slightest sign of malfunctioning, it's best to get them changed as soon as you can. A delay could put the safety of yourself and others on the road at risk. Windshield wiper functionality can be affected by moisture, debris, UV rays and more.

Below are some maintenance tips to follow to extend the lifespan of your windshield wipers:

  • When the weather is cold out, gently pull your windshield wipers away from your windscreen to prevent them from getting stuck.
  • If there is a large amount of ice or snow on your windscreen, do not attempt to use your windshield wipers to remove it. Instead, use a defroster or ice scrapper.
  • After a car wash, make it a habit of cleaning your wipers with a damp paper towel. Any remnants of car waxing oils on your windshield wipers can compromise their performance.

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