jreed wrote: ↑Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:21 am
I have been buying the individual rubber inserts and replacing those once or twice a year. The inserts are available delivered from China for about $2/each. You have to rethread the insert through all the clamps -- it takes a little time, patience and double checking but it works well.
I have bought three times from this seller and it has been a good deal so far:
I fully understand why stores stopped carrying these inserts but I sure do miss being able to buy just the inserts. It seems like such a waste throwing out perfectly good frames . Granted, these days, very few people change their own wipers and hardly any of those would go to figuring out to replace just the insert.
OP. Those wipers you linked to would work but seem to be quite expensive. My thought on that is based on the fact that I think those wipers are just rubber and not something exotic like silicone wipers.
I seem to change wipers on my car 2x a year and spend about $15 a pair. I generally wait until I find them on sale at Napa/Walmart, etc and get a few pair.
CARQUEST still carries the inserts. I generally have to have them ordered special, but they get delivered over night to the store from their warehouse. If inserts are too long, I cut off the rubber and metal blades to fit.
I think the sun kills more of my wipers than use in the rain.