What Size Windshield Wipers Do I Need?
If your wipers aren’t doing their job, or they’ve started to make that awful squalling noise blades are prone to as they wear down, it could be time for a change. Windshield wiper size varies depending on the make, model and vintage of your vehicle, and it’s essential you know exactly which size you need before you try to change them out. Improperly fitted blades can’t do their job, which could be a problem if you’re on the road to Minnetonka and the weather takes a turn.
Choosing the Blades for Your Vehicle
You have a few options when it comes to picking the right blades for your vehicle:
- Check Your Manual: Your vehicle’s manual should tell you what size wiper blades you need for each side and could even recommend a brand. Some vehicles have different size requirements for the driver and passenger sides, so read carefully before replacing the blades.
- Use a Tool: You can make use of tools online, such as the wiper selector here, or travel to your local parts house and use the books and touchpad systems available to help you get the right sized blades the first time.
- Ask a Tech: If in doubt, speak to someone who knows cars like yours inside and out, such as the certified service professionals at Cornerstone Plymouth. Not only can we help you find the right part for your Brooklyn Park area vehicle, but thanks to our service specials, we can install them for you often for less than the cost of doing it yourself.
Of course, if you’d prefer to install your own wipers, you’re certainly welcome to do that. You can use the instructions in the back of the wiper packaging or read our step-by-step guide and have the job done in just a few minutes.
You can save money on all the services your vehicle needs with our affordable You+ Service plans. We offer a variety of customizable plans that include necessary tasks such as:
- Oil and Filter Service
- Multi-Point Vehicle Inspection
- Fluid Check
- Tire Pressure Check
- Exterior Wash
- Battery Performance Check
And, while you wait, you can use our free Wi-Fi to check the traffic in Wayzata while you enjoy the complimentary refreshments in our private customer lounge.
See the Cornerstone Difference
Whether it’s wiper replacement, basic maintenance, or something more serious, our service techs can help. To learn more, drop by a New Hope area Cornerstone service center today.
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