What is the right size windshield wiper?
There are several ways to find out the right wiper size for your car: Look in the owner’s manual. Go to any auto parts store and use their “wiper blade size finder” Look up your correct wiper size online.
Are wiper blades one size fits all?
Windshield wiper blades are vehicle specific. On some vehicles, both wiper blades are the same size. On other vehicles, the two wiper blades are different sizes. The optimal wiper blade size is determined by the manufacturer and selected for proper fit to clear as much of the windshield as possible.
Why do windshield wipers wear out so fast?
How Weather Affects Wiper Blades. The biggest factor to the wear on your wiper blades could be the climate and elements they are exposed to. In the winter, your wipers are working hard to combat snow and ice. And the harder they work, the quicker they stop working.
What happens if wiper blades too big?
If you buy wiper blades that are too big, they might overlap or touch which will cause them to break. Some manufacturers will not produce certain wiper blade sizes simply due to the lack of demand from vehicle manufacturers.
What happens if I use the wrong size wiper blade?
Wiper blades that are too small will leave large areas of the glass uncleared, and wiper blades that are too large may hit the top windshield trim, causing premature wear. They might also become entangled with each other, which could cause damage to the windshield blades and arms.
Can you use WD40 on windshield wipers?
Before we kick-off the cleaning, whatever you do, you shouldn’t be cleaning your wiper blades with WD40, ever. WD40 is a water-displacer which, if you use it on your wiper blades, will leave streaks and marks and won’t clear away the rain, but will make it worse. You have been warned!
How do you make wipers last longer?
How to Make Your Windshield Wipers Last
- Clean Every 3 Months. Dirt and grime can accumulate under the wiper blades over time.
- Use a Rubber Protectant. Using a rubber protectant after cleaning can extend the life of the wiper blade.
- Use Quality Wiper Blades. Quality windshield wipers are made with the best materials.