Wiper Blades

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REPLACING WIPER BLADES

Keeping your eyes on the road is much easier when you can actually see the road. Which is why you need to make sure your windshield wiper blades—and wiper fluid—are always on the “up-and-up.” Learn how to change your wiper blades, why plain water is a bad idea, and a ton more.

When you are ready, pick out your replacement windshield wiper blades

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SEEING IS BELIEVING

If you can change a paper towel roll, you can change your wiper blades. A couple hooks here, a few slides there, and you’ll be golden. Watch and learn from the PEAK pros.

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WIPER “WHYS” AND “WHY NOTS.”

Ever wondered what kind of rubber is used for wiper blades? Or why they get dry and brittle in the summer? Well, here’s your chance to find out—along with some other cool tidbits of wiper blade glory

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FIND BLADE SIZE FOR YOU VEHICLE'S YEAR, MAKE, AND MODEL

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CHANGING WIPER BLADES

There are wiper blades—and then there are PEAK Wiper Blades. Learn all about how our windshield wiper blades have your car covered, how installation is quick and painless, and more. Windshield wiper replacement is easier than you think. Find the video for your car and see how easy it is.

WIPER BLADE INSTALLATION
HYBRID HOOK ARM
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CONVENTIONAL PIN
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MAX-VISION REAR SNAP CLAW
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MAX-VISION REAR ROC LOC
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MAX-VISION REAR ROC LOC 3
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MAX-VISION REAR ROC LOC 2
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HYBRID TOP LOCK PUSH
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HYBRID TOP LOCK PINCH
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HYBRID SIDE LOCK
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HYBRID PIN
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CONVENTIONAL HOOK
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OPTIX TOP LOCK PUSH

WINDSHIELD WIPER BLADE FAQS

Windhield wiper blades were not created equally. Which is why we’ve engineered some of the “sharpest” blades around. See what separates PEAK blades from the rest of the rubber pack with this cool, quick Q&A.

Q:
How do I know which blades are best for my car—and how can I replace my blades myself?
 
A:

It truly depends on the driving conditions as well as the type of blade your vehicle features as original equipment. If the winter season is approaching, you need higher-grade blades, such as PEAK Arctic Winter or Optix Beam Wiper Blades. For others, premium PEAK Max-Vision Conventional Wiper Blades are perfect for the job. Check out our full lineup of windshield wiper blades to make the best selection. In addition, consult with your car’s owner’s manual for guidance.

Replacing your blades is almost as easy as turning them on when you’re in your car. It’s usually no more than “a couple clicks here, and a couple of clicks there”—depending on the year, make, and model of your car, of course. When ready to change your blades, make sure to check that you have purchased the correct size (blade sizes vary based on make/model of car). After you’ve purchased your PEAK blades, simply follow the instructions outlined on the packaging.

For added assistance, refer to our handy wiper blade installation videos.

Q:
What's the difference between a standard framed blade and beam blades?
 
A:

The difference between the two is very distinct. Beam blades, unlike traditional blades, have no metal frame, which is why they are considered a premium wiper blade. This frameless construction helps prevent ice and snow build-up. Beam blades such as PEAK Optix Beam feature an aerodynamic spoiler. The spoiler helps to keep even pressure on the windshield and help prevent wind lift at high speeds.

Q:
Can winter blades be used year-round—or do I need summer blades too?
 
A:

It’s not recommended to leave your winter wiper blades, with rubber shroud cover, on your vehicle during the summer. The harsh UV rays of summer can damage this rubber cover. Simply put, the sun is the most damaging thing to the rubber used in a blade. It breaks down in the heat of summer, which is why they usually need to be swapped out towards the end of the year.

There have been massive advancements in the field of wiper blade technology, allowing blades to last longer than ever before. Certain wiper blades, therefore, can be used year-round. As a general rule, the Highway Safety Boards recommends changing wiper blades once a year at a minimum. If your wipers are damaged in any way and visibility is impacted, you many need to change more often.

Q:
How is the new PEAK Hybrid blade different than other blade types?
 
A:

The hybrid-type blade features a new type of construction being featured as original equipment on the top selling vehicles in North America. This blade combines an aerodynamic spoiler, like a beam blade, with the metal frame of a conventional wiper blade.

Q:
Is there anything I can treat my blades' rubber with to extend its life?
 
A:

The short answer is yes. You can extend the life of your blade’s rubber by keeping it clean. Dirt, debris, leaves, etc. can build up and slowly damage the rubber fibers. By simply cleaning the rubber with soapy water and a soft towel, it’ll help to eliminate any streaking or chattering. Most importantly do right by your ride – treat your wiper blades with care. Be sure that when there’s ice and snow build-up, you don’t turn on your wipers. Make sure the blades are not stuck to the windshield or they’ll get torn and damaged. Don’t scrape the rubber surface of the wiper with an ice scraper. One common trick is to pull your wiper arms up away from vehicle when you know a cold spell or snowstorm is in the forecast. It’ll make it easier to clear your windshield with a snowbrush and prevent rubber from attaching itself to the glass.