How do I know what windshield wipers to buy?
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.
- Measure the wiper blades currently on your car.
Do you buy wiper blades separately?
Though some vehicles have wipers that are the same length, most have subtle differences between the left and right side. This is evidenced through the fact that when buying new blades, most come with the driver and passenger side separately labeled.
Do all windshield wipers fit all cars?
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.
Does AutoZone install windshield wipers for free?
Most places, including AutoZone, O’Reilly and Advance Auto Parts will also replace your wiper blades for free if you buy them at their store. Really, if you buy wiper blades, chances are the place you’re buying them from will put them on for you at no cost.
How much should wiper blades cost?
The average cost for a windshield wiper blade replacement is between $23 and $38. Labor costs are estimated between $8 and $12 while parts are priced between $15 and $26.
Can you swap windshield wipers?
Wiper blades are made of rubber, so they naturally wear out after several months of wiping snow, rain and dust from your windshield. You could take your car to the mechanic to have them changed, but it’s just as easy to change them yourself. The fitting process is identical for the vast majority of cars on the road.
Are expensive wipers worth it?
Expensive wiper blades are better suited to the curved surface of the windshield and provide a better wipe than generic wipers. They are also noise-free and streak-free so there will be nothing to distract you when going around the sharp bend. They also remain consistent in all weather conditions.
Which wiper goes where?
In order to achieve the maximum space cleared, wiper blades are typically two different sizes depending on exactly where the wiper pivots are positioned. In some designs, the driver’s side is the longer blade and the passenger side is the shorter blade, and in other designs, it is reversed.
How do you measure for new windscreen wipers?
If you have a copy of it (or can find one online), you should be able to quickly identify the correct size wiper blades. If you don’t have the handbook, the easiest way to measure your wiper blade is to simply pull your wiper arm away from your windscreen and use a tape measure.
Are wipers universal?
Wiper blades come in countless styles, sizes and variations to suit all drivers and all vehicles. They’re not universal, and it can be difficult to know which ones to buy when replacing your windscreen wipers.