How To Replace Hyundai Windshield Wipers

Windshield wipers are one of the most vital components of a car. The rubber blades on your wipers wear out naturally after several months of wiping dust, and rain and clearing snow off your windshield.

It is generally recommended that you change your wiper blades every six to 12 months. If your wipers are skipping, making streak marks of rainwater, making a chattering noise, or smearing, they need to be replaced. You should also look for obvious cracks, damages, and missing pieces, as well as aging blades, which do not adhere well to the windshield, broken frames, and corroded metal.

Your visibility can be drastically reduced in the rain when your wipers aren’t working properly, increasing your risk of an accident.

A mechanic could change them for you, but you can also do it yourself just as easily. For the vast majority of Hyundai cars, the installation process is identical. If you prefer to do it yourself follow the below guide on how to replace Hyundai windshield wipers.

Guide on How to Replace Hyundai Windshield Wipers

Preparing to Change the Wiper Blades

Step 1: Knowing which part of the blade is to be replaced.

Windshield wipers are made up of three basic parts, a lower arm, a metal blade attached to it, and a rubber blade that wipes the glass. Replacing windshield wiper blades is merely a matter of replacing worn rubber blades.

Step 2: Buy replacement blades based on the size you need

Measure the old rubber blades with a ruler or measuring tape to determine what size replacement blades you need. Measure the exact size of the rubber blades and buy them from a mechanic shop. There is a slight difference of an inch or two in blade size between the left and right wipers.

Wiper Blade Installation

Step 1: Lift the wiper arm away from the windshield.

The wiper must be positioned perpendicular to the windshield. If you are not careful, it will crack the windshield.

Step 2: Wiper blades should be unhooked.

Observe the joint between the metal arm and the rubber. The blade should be held in place by a small stopper. Separate it by pressing the stopper. some rubber wiper blades have pins to hold them in place. Throughout this process, hold the wiper with one hand away from the windshield. You may want to cover your windshield with a folded towel in case the arm snaps back.

Step 3: Replace the wiper.

Replacing the wiper is as simple as sliding it into the same end of the arm where you removed the old one. To secure the new wiper, gently pivot it until the hook snaps into place.

Step 4: Continue with the second wiper.

The procedure for replacing the second wiper is the same as the first. Ensure that each side has the correct size.


If replacing your Hyundai windshield wipers looks like a daunting task, you could just take your Hyundai Car to your nearest Hyundai car service center and have the professionals do it for you.