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Get a Clear View of the Road - Wiper Blade Installation

How To Install A Wiper Blade

Staying safe on the road is undoubtedly your top concern every time you start up your vehicle. While there are many things that you can’t control like what other drivers do, there are many things that you do have control over.

Keeping a clear view of the road and your surroundings is paramount to safe driving. And ensuring that your windshield wipers are in proper working order is a simple but important thing you can do to stay safe on the road.

Once your windshield wipers begin to show signs of wear, don’t waste any time in replacing them. Don’t compromise your safety and the safety of your passengers by driving with windshield wipers that don’t adequately clear your windshield.

Choosing which replacement wiper blades to put on your car is an important decision. Champion wiper blades utilize advanced technology for all-season performance that you can count on when the weather turns bad. Champion offers conventional, hybrid, winter, beam and rear blades.

  • Conventional – Champion conventional bridge wiper blades replaces your vehicle’s original equipment with the quality that matches the style, fit and performance of the original blades.
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  • Hybrid – Champion hybrid blades blend the best features and performance of beam blades with the secondary linkage of a conventional blade.
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  • Winter – Champion winter wiper blades keeps your windshield clear when the snow starts to fly. Eight pressure points help keep snow and ice off your windshield.
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  • Beam - Champion beam wiper blades have an infinite amount of pressure points for better blade-to-windshield contact.
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  • Rear – Champion rear wiper blades help you maintain safe rear visibility in all driving conditions.
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Armed with the right Champion windshield wiper blade, you’re ready to handle this basic car maintenance job. Read on to learn how to change each type of Champion wiper blades.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Removing the Old Wiper Blade

Before installing any Champion wiper blade, you first need to remove the old wiper blade. Follow these instructions to take off the existing blade.

Step One

Lift the wiper arm away from the windshield. You should be able to rest it perpendicular to the windshield. Take care when moving the wiper arm, it is spring loaded and could snap back and damage your windshield.

Step Two

Remove the old windshield wiper blade. Locate the hinge where the rubber wiper blade meets the metal arm. At the hinge where the blade and arm meet, you should see a small tab or stopper on one side of the hinge that holds the blade in place. Press the tab or stopper and you’ll be able to unhook the old wiper blade.

Installing the New Wiper Blade

Now that you have the old wiper blade off, you are all set to install the new blade. Below are instructions for installing each Champion wiper blade.

Champion Conventional Blade

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Hold the blade in front of the wiper assembly. 

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Slide the connector on the blade over the J hook of the wiper arm. Work it on the J-hook until it is aligned with the wiper arm. 

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Push up on the wiper blade until you hear it snap into place.

Champion J93 Hook Hybrid Blade


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Hold the replacement wiper blade in front of the wiper assembly. 

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Flip up the tabs on top of the wiper blade. 

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Place the blade on the wiper arm. Press up until you hear the blade snap into place.

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Press down the tabs until they snap into place.

Champion J94 Hook Hybrid Blade


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Hold the replacement wiper blade in front of the wiper assembly.

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Flip up the tabs on top of the wiper blade.

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Place the blade over the wiper arm pushing it down and then to the side. Once it is seated properly, push up until you hear it snap into place.

Champion Beam Blade

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Hold the blade in front of you and press down on the latch release. Turn the blade to the side and press open the pivot block. It will open to a 90° angle. 

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Take the wiper blade to the wiper arm assembly. Hold the blade so the hook lines up with the opening; slide the blade on. Push up until you hear it snap into place.

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Snap the pivot block back into place.

Finishing Steps for All Blades

Repeat the same steps for the other side. Turn on the wipers to test them. If the blades slip, gently nudge them until they seat correctly.

That’s all there is to it! You have successfully changed your wiper blades and will have a clear view of the road.

The content contained in this article is for entertainment and informational purposes only and should not be used in lieu of seeking professional advice from a certified technician or mechanic. We encourage you to consult with a certified technician or mechanic if you have specific questions or concerns relating to any of the topics covered herein. Under no circumstances will we be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on any content.

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CAUTION
 
  • Ensure that you have the right Champion windshield wiper blades for your car. Read your owner's manual to get the correct part number or find your car part here. You can also use the reference catalog at the auto parts store to get the correct part number.
  • You can also measure your existing blades when buying the replacements. Be sure to measure both blades; many times one side is shorter than the other.
  • It is recommended to replace blades in pairs. If one blade is damaged, it likely won’t be long before the other blade shows signs of wear.
  • Protect the windshield with a towel in case the wiper arm snaps back while you are working on it.

INSTALLATION TIME

  • 15 Minutes

TOOLS NEEDED

  • Screwdriver
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