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RE: wiper blades
On 16 Jan 96 at 14:49, Psychos 'R Us wrote:
> Good thumb of rule is replace the inserts twice a year -- before summer
> and before winter.
> > Previous experience drives me to go back to Anco/Trico and replace only the
> > inserts often, not the whole blade.
Why not just replace the inserts (or blades, if you wish) when the
old ones start streaking? The only concern I can imagine is that old
inserts might scratch the windshield, but that certainly hasn't been
the case on my El Camino, which I've owned for 7 years now. I don't
keep records of blade/insert changes, but mine seem to last about 1
year before they start streaking. At every gas stop I clean the
windshield (and other windows that need it, and headlights, when
squeegees are made available, a pet peeve of mine...) and wipe the
wipers clean with a plain old paper towel.
Oh yeah, I just use the cheapest brand of wiper inserts or blades
available. I haven't noticed any difference between brands, insert
attachment methods aside.
'85 Audi 5ks
'85 El Camino
'72 Suzuki GT380 w/ front disk retrofit
'73 Suzuki GT550 in pieces
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