Wipers and Blades -- What's the Difference?
The former are motorized metal arms that pivot. The latter are the slats the arms drive. They work together to effectively clear your front and (if applicable) rear windshields.
How Many and What Kinds of Wiper Blades are There?
Three -- conventional, beam, and hybrid, with either hooks, clamps, or pins for connectors.
What are Conventional Wiper Blades?
They're as their name suggests -- what you probably use every day, during normal drives, in temperate climates, and in milder weather conditions. They're made of either rubber or silicone slats usually, which are attached to metal frames. They get replaced every 6 months.
What are Beam Wiper Blades?
They're longer-lasting than conventional, being made of solid rubber. Plus, they're designed to closely conform to windshield contours.
What are Hybrid Wiper Blades?
They're similar to beam blades, except for being more versatile and weather-resistant. This owes to having metal frames that are rubber-coated.
When Do You Change Wiper Blades?
That depends on type. The short answer, though, is when you start to see certain signs.
What are the Symptoms of Wiper Blades Needing Replacement?
- Cracks in their rubber
- Streaking after they wipe
- Squeaks and/or chattering during use
- Bent or broken frames
- Deteriorating blade adhesive
Why Buy Genuine OEM Wiper Blades?
They're designed to perfectly fit your brand's vehicles. Therefore, they'll be compatible with your model right out of the box.
Where Can I Order Replacement Wiper Blades?
Right here online, at our auto parts store. They'll come directly from your OEM, too. Simply browse our catalog by make, model, and year; it'll help you find the set you need more easily. Buy now, and we'll ship fast, right to your door -- you'll be swapping out the old for the new before you know it.
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