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Windshield Wipers

I'm using the factory wipers and they're starting to not wipe well and missing some areas. Should I just buy new wipers or can I fix them somehow?

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Old 02-28-2015, 06:36 PM
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Re: Windshield Wipers

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I'm using the factory wipers and they're starting to not wipe well and missing some areas. Should I just buy new wipers or can I fix them somehow?

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replace them. I change mine once a year, they are pretty beat by then.

I go with oem but rainx makes a good one also
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Old 02-28-2015, 08:50 PM
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Re: Windshield Wipers

I generally find that wipers last at most for a year before they start to lose their overall effectiveness.
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Old 02-28-2015, 09:52 PM
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Re: Windshield Wipers

I replace mine every 6 months to 12 months. The winters out here can really kill wipers.

I haven't had good luck with the Rain X blades. Seems once the Rain X coating wears off on them, they are done. Tried a few once, lasted me only about a month before needing replaced.

Costco sells Goodyear "hybrid" blades that seem to do OK, even run occasional sales on them. Have a set on the JGC right now. They initially had a few smudges of something on certain parts of the blades, some sort of glue or residue, that made them streak in those places. After a few rains/snow, those spots wore off, and they wipe quite well now.
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I'm using the factory wipers and they're starting to not wipe well and missing some areas. Should I just buy new wipers or can I fix them somehow?

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Replace 'em. In the old days we could fix them for $3 with a "refill" blade... Not today! I replace mine every 6 months.
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Re: Windshield Wipers

I've been using these for years with great results.
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Re: Windshield Wipers

Yes, get them replaced. Many of the ones mentioned here are very good. I have started ordering wipers from rockauto.com . Especially if I have to order something else(save on shipping). Very good deals on many of the wipers mentioned.
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Re: Windshield Wipers

What Jacko15 said. Just replaced mine with those.

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Thanks for the info. It's about time to replace my wipers and this is very helpful. Amazing how much replacement wiper blades cost these days...
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Re: Windshield Wipers

What a complete waste of money and materials to have to replace the whole blades for 20.00 or more...!!
Whatever happened to the good old days of 4.00 refills that you just slipped in and worked great?
I believe with PIAA wipers you can buy the blades and still buy refills and they work well also.....


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Re: Windshield Wipers

I bought GY wipers at Costco for only $7.99 each (any size in stock) for my wife's Altima and she loves them.


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Re: Windshield Wipers

Mine started to split after 5 months along the length of the wiper blades. Took it to the local dealer who stated that the blade couldn't be replaced on its own and needed to be ordered as an entire fixed part just like the Mercedes ML for $250 AUD.

Not satisfied with that response I drove to another dealer, who fitted new blades on the spot and didn't charge me for it. Apparently common for them to go after 6 months especially in extreme hot/cold conditions.

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