How do you replace the windshield wipers on a 2012 Honda Civic?

My sister let me keep her car while she’s been overseas for the last couple of months. She’s coming back next week and I want to make sure the car is in great condition, starting with the wipers. How can I replace the windshield wipers on a 2012 Honda Civic?

Chloe Jenkins · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
It’s very nice of you to want to return your sister’s car in top condition! The windshield wipers are a good, easy place to start.
To replace the windshield wipers on your sister’s 2012
Honda Civic
, follow these simple steps:
  • Buy the proper size windshield wipers. If you aren’t sure what size you need, check the owner’s manual.
  • Position your wipers midway across the windshield by turning them on and off again.
  • Lift your wipers away from your windshield. This will make the changing process easier.
  • Take the old wipers out by releasing the hook attachment at the base of the wiper blades. Remove and replace the wipers one side at a time to avoid putting your blades on the wrong sides.
  • Push the end of the wiper arm through the hole on the adapter until it clicks.
  • Lower your wipers and test them before discarding the old wipers and packaging.
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