How To Change Mazda Windshield Wipers

Windshield wipers are an important part of your Mazda car. They ensure that you can see through the windshield while driving, which is very important for safety reasons. It’s also important to change them often because they will wear out after 6-12 months or so. If you notice streaks of water on your windshield when it rains, it’s time to change your wipers!

Checking your wiper blades at least every other month is a good way to keep an eye on their condition and make sure they’re working properly. If you see streaks of water on your windshield, it’s time to change them. If it’s raining or there’s snow or ice in the forecast, check them before heading out so that when it comes time for winter driving conditions, you’ll know whether or not they can handle the weather conditions safely.

You’ll also be able to tell if they need replacing by looking at their condition or by listening for any squeaking while in operation. If they look worn down, cracked, or smashed up (and trust us, they will), then they’re ready for a replacement!

Windshield Wipers Usually Wear Out After 6-12 Months

Windshield wipers usually wear out after 6-12 months. Some are designed to last longer than others. If you have a Mazda, we recommend replacing your windshield wipers with one of the following types:

  • Silicone – These wipers can stay on the vehicle for up to two years without needing replacement and are easy to clean
  • Teflon – The Teflon coating on these wiper blades makes them suitable for harsh weather conditions like rain or snow
  • Microban® Antimicrobial Coating – This type of wiper blade has a special coating that prevents mildew growth

You should also consult your vehicle’s owner’s manual or an auto parts store before buying a new set of blades. The exact size of the wiper blades needed depends on your car. For example, if your vehicle has a hook connection system, it requires one-piece wipers; if it has a bayonet system, you’ll need two-piece wipers.

Here’s How:

  • You’ll need a flathead screwdriver, new wiper blades, and Windex. As with any repair job, you want to work in a clean, dry area with plenty of light. You’ll also enjoy an assistant if this is your first-time changing windshield wipers on your Mazda.
  • To remove the old wipers, pull up on the chrome lever opposite the hinge. If your car is equipped with a blade wiper arm, you will need to remove it. First, pry back the cover at each end of the arm (if there is one) using a flathead screwdriver. The arms are usually held on by a small tab on each side of the base of each arm; you may need to use pliers to bend these tabs back before pulling off the arms. Once you’ve removed both arms and their covers, unscrew or undo whatever attaches your old wiper blades to their mounts, and then put in new ones!
  • Remove the old wiper blade from its housing by lifting it gently and pulling it outwards.
  • Now that the old blade is out of the way, you should be able to slide the new one right into place. If it doesn’t fit right away, try pushing it in gently but firmly with your hand until it snaps into place.
  • Swing the tab back into position and close the hook over the top of the tab for secure fitment


This is a very easy process, but it can take some time to do this alone. The best way to go about changing your windshield wipers is by starting with the right tools and products.