So, it has been raining cats and dogs in California this week and was lucky I had snagged myself some RainX wipers recently. Of course, they were in my garage as I drove in a torrential downpour (it was almost like a hurricane. Almost.) and used my three-year-old, stock wipers. Oops. Lesson learned the hard way. When I got back home, the first thing I did was install new wiper blades. Turns out you don’t need a special tool. You just pop ‘em off and pop ‘em on!
There are a couple different types of arms out there: J-Hook arms (I have these), Pin arms, and Bayonet arms. J-Hook arms are easy because you simply hold down the end of the clasp underneath the blade and slide the blade down toward the car and it becomes unhooked. To clip a new one on, simply slide the new blade along the arm away from the car and you will hear it click in place.
With Pin arms, you will need to replace the pre-installed connector with the connector provided with the new blade by clicking the clip’s smaller arch onto the frame’s center post. Be sure to align the engagement hole that matches the pin’s diameter. For Bayonet arms, replace the pre-installed with new connector provided and slide into place.
The new RainX Latitiude wipers (check out their site because it is super cute!) I got not only look slick but they keep my windshield cleaner and smoother when it rains. It doesn’t leave all the streaks my other ones always did. Also, try using some type of window treatment to help water beading. I tried RainX Weather Beater 2-n-1 Glass Cleaner and Rain Repellent and it worked like a dream. You can find these in your local Pep Boys or AutoZone. Get it. It's amazing.