Volkswagen Wiper Blades

As you use your Volkswagen’s windshield wipers over time, they begin to lose their efficiency. This is normal with all windshield wiper blades. The harmful UV rays from the sun and automotive chemicals make your wiper blades wear out. You must replace your Volkswagen’s windshield wipers as soon as you see signs of wear or damage. SilBlade®offers various designs and even customizable options for your Volkswagen’s windshield wipers.

How to Change Your Volkswagen Windshield Wipers

Your windshield wipers are one of the many safety measures on your car. You must maintain your windshield wipers in order to have clear vision when driving your Volkswagen. Maintaining your windshield wiper involves changing them.

You know it’s time to change your Volkswagen’s windshield wipers when you start seeing streaks after your wipers move across the windshield. Also, if you hear squeaking sounds or your wiper creaks as you use them, they are asking you to replace them. Furthermore, if you notice broken or cracked pieces of the wiper blades or if the ends of the blades are loose, these are signs you should change them immediately.

Your Volkswagen owner’s manual has instructions on how you can change windshield wipers. However, you don't have to invest so much time looking for the instructions in the manual when you can get a detailed description on how to change your Volkswagen windshield wipers here.

1.Erect your wiper arms and blades away from the windshield so you have enough room to access the blades.

2.Put the blades in a perpendicular position with the wiper arm. Move the blades so they face up.

3.Look for a release pin in the assembly, press it, and the blade will release.

4.Now, take your new blade and set it in position with the wiper arm. Lock the clip to secure it.

Volkswagen recommends we inspect our windshield wipers after every 10,000 miles.

Volkswagen Wiper Blades - Frequently Asked Questions

  • How often should I replace my Volkswagen’s wiper blades?

    Wiper blades typically need replacing every 6-12 months. If they show signs of wear and tear like streaking, chattering, or cracking, they should be replaced immediately.
  • Can I use aftermarket wiper blades on my Volkswagen?

    Absolutely! SilBlade offers high-quality aftermarket wiper blades that are compatible with most Volkswagen models.
  • How do I find the right wiper blade size for my Volkswagen?

    You can find the recommended wiper blade size for your specific Volkswagen vehicle in your owner's manual or by using SilBlade’s online wiper blade finder tool.
  • What features should I consider when choosing wiper blades for my Volkswagen?

    Consider your driving habits and climate when choosing wiper blades for your Volkswagen. For all-weather performance, beam and hybrid blades are a good choice. If you're looking for an affordable option, conventional blades might suffice.
  • My Volkswagen wipers are skipping across the windshield, but they don't seem cracked. What could be the problem?

    There could be a few reasons for this. Worn wiper blade rubber can cause skipping, even if there are no visible cracks. Dirt or debris buildup on the wiper blade can also be a culprit. Try cleaning the blades with warm soapy water and a soft cloth. If skipping persists, it's likely time to replace the blades.
  • Will my Volkswagen warranty cover the cost of replacing my wiper blades?

    Generally, Volkswagen warranties don't cover routine maintenance items like wiper blades. These are considered wear-and-tear parts.
  • I live in a climate with heavy snowfall. What type of wiper blades are best for my Volkswagen?

    For optimal winter performance, consider beam or hybrid wiper blades. They offer a smoother, more consistent contact with the windshield due to their design.
  • Can I use rain repellent on my Volkswagen windshield with aftermarket wiper blades?

    Yes, you can safely use rain repellent on your Volkswagen windshield with SilBlade wiper blades and most other aftermarket blades. However, always follow the manufacturer's instructions for application and ensure the rain repellent is compatible with your wiper blade type.
  • How long does it typically take to replace Volkswagen wiper blades?

    Replacing wiper blades is a relatively quick and simple process. With a little practice, it can be done in under 10 minutes per blade. Always refer to your specific Volkswagen model's owner's manual or the instructions that come with most new wiper blades.