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#1 LBA

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Posted March 16, 2011 at 07:13 pm

Guess no more wiper inserts for sale anymore? Gotta buy the whole assembly? Not that big a deal pricewise; just seems another indication of throw-it-away culture.

#2 moparroy

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Posted March 16, 2011 at 07:49 pm

Guess no more wiper inserts for sale anymore? Gotta buy the whole assembly? Not that big a deal pricewise; just seems another indication of throw-it-away culture.

You can still get them at Crappy Tire and Princess Auto in Canada - but not sure about 28" once for minivan - I switched our vans to 24" so I could use inserts - works fine - don't even notice the difference.

#3 Doug D

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Posted March 16, 2011 at 07:57 pm

Last I checked Advance Auto still carried inserts but only for the OEM style. Since I usually replace the whole assembly, I didn't really pay attention to what inserts they actually had.

I have HydroGuard wipers on my Ram (from Safelite when I had the windshield repaired). They worked fine at first but after 6 months they chatter if there isn't enough rain on the windshield. I plan on going back to the OEM style next time around.

I tried to use Rain-X wipers but they would not connect to the arm correctly (they were on sale) so I had no option but to use the OEM style. As I recall there was a clip of some sort missing with the Rain-X.

#4 ImperialCrown

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Posted March 17, 2011 at 03:18 am

I remember 'cut-to-length' wiper refills. Most people have problems installing them correctly and stocking just the blades is more convienient and simpler than refills. Usually by the time the rubber is worn out, the blade itself is beat too.
There was a customer at the parts counter once that wanted the parts store to buy him a new windshield because the wiper they sold him scratched the glass. Many parts stores will install the blades for you if you don't know how. Many people have no idea how to change a wiper blade.

#5 TripleJ

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Posted March 17, 2011 at 03:31 pm

Guess no more wiper inserts for sale anymore? Gotta buy the whole assembly? Not that big a deal pricewise; just seems another indication of throw-it-away culture.


In my opinion time is money and messing with refills gives me gray hair! I always replace the entire wiper blade due the the abuse Wisconsin winters put on them. I buy wipers for all my vehicles at the same time and order them online. 5-10 minutes and done... When I trip over the box at my front door, I put them on and it takes me maybe 5 minutes for two vehicles. Here's info for your 1997: https://www.wipers12...=Town & Country

Oh...and I almost forgot - they have the special rear wipers for the newer T&C's: https://www.wipers12...=Town & Country

Edited by TripleJ, March 17, 2011 at 03:34 pm.


#6 Bens90W150

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Posted July 24, 2012 at 05:24 pm

I had bad experience with Rain-X too. They bounce across the windshield of my wife 2000 Concorde. The 22 passenger side wiper blade is already splitting at both ends. I guess from the link, you recommend Trico as best?


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