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How do I find out how to replace my wipers, and if they have a blade replacement refill or I have to replace the whole thing? There is nothing in my owners manual or at the cars website. Hyundai Accent

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Amanda J. Pierce, MBA Someone at the parts counter of a supply store could possibly direct you. They may be able to use the VIN # found in the lower drivers corner of windshield if they need more information. They can use that number to look up the specs and advise on size of inserts, etc.

Amy Mattinat, Owner and Author at Auto Craftsmen Ltd Hi Michelle, Replacing the whole blade is slightly more expensive, but it is soooo much easier, that I think it is worth every penny. It can be frustrating to change a wiper the first time, it does get easier with practice. Some tips: 1.If you go to your local parts store you can either tell the counter help your year, make and model and have them give you the correct size, or you can look it up in the reference books that are available there. 2.The new wiper package will contain your new wiper blade and will also have three to four different styles of small plastic piece attachments that secure the new blade to the wiper arm. Look to the existing attachment (where the arm and the blade meet) and use the one that matches it. 3.There are of course multiple ways that the blades connect to the arms and this is where the frustration comes in. Once you learn how to remove and attach your style of blade, you will be a pro and will be able to do this lickety-split. To remove the old blade, push the lock pin with a screwdriver to release the blade and pull the wiper blade down toward the windshield to remove it from the arm. The lock pin may be a small tab you can depress or a small metal bump and two tabs on either side. 4.Attach the new wiper to the wiper arm and press it into place until you hear a click. Then test it by turning on the wipers. If the blade slips or wobbles, turn off the wipers and connect the attachments more firmly. Whenever you replace your windshield wipers, check out your washer fluid. Make sure you fill it with washer solvent. Straight water does not have anti-freeze properties and don

Suzanne Grego, Technician at City of Philadelphia Fleet Management Michelle, You should be able to replace just the wiper blade. The easiest way to learn how to do it is, when you purchase the blades, ask if they have someone that can run out to your car and show you how to put them on. Usually there is a little tab that you press in and then move the blade down and out. It shouldn

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