Can I replace windshield wipers myself?
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.
How much do new wipers cost?
A standard replacement blade assembly for the front windshield or a rear wiper on a hatchback or SUV typically costs $7-$20 each, or $14-$40 a pair, depending on length, type and brand.
Are windshield 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.
Are Halfords wiper blades any good?
Halfords FW15 review In previous tests we’ve found various Halfords wipers lacking, but the FW15s proved very capable. It was easy to fit with its single adaptor that clicks smoothly in place, and the instructions were clear.
When should I replace my windscreen wipers?
We generally recommend that you replace your wiper blades every 12 months to ensure they continue to provide maximum visibility. However, if your windscreen wipers are displaying any of the four S’s; streaking, skipping, splitting, or squeaking, it might be time for new wider blades.