Refill blade or wiper blade?
Some people choose to replace the entire wiper blade assembly so they don’t have to worry about the refill not fitting the blade. On some blades, another option is replacing the rubber wiping element with a wiper blade refill. Cheaper than buying a new blade, this is a viable option as long as the blade isn’t bent. Beam type blades use an integral wiping element. If your vehicle has beam blades, replace the complete blade assembly.
There isn’t a correct answer to the wiper blade versus wiper blade refill question – it comes down to what you are most comfortable with, especially if you are doing the installation yourself.
I’m still having issues – what should I do?
If none of these solutions help solve your problem, then it is time to replace your wiper blades. If one wiper blade or wiper blade refill is worn out, it won’t be long before the other wiper blade or refill needs replacing. It is recommended that wipers be replaced in pairs. If you drive an SUV, minivan or hatchback, be sure to keep an eye on the wiper blade on the rear window for signs that it needs replacing.