Should I replace just the rubber inserts of my windshield wipers or the integrated assembly of rubber insert and frame. Some people push the rubber only inserts as cheaper and not too difficult to do; others say a new frame with rubber insert already attached assures a better fitted and secure new experience and is much easier to do but it can be surprisingly extra costly. Honda dealers I believe do offer rubber inserts but many service stations/mechanics seem to only handle the rubber insert/frame combo. ???
Even if it's more costly, I agree with the people that say replacing the whole blade, insert and frame would be both easier and would fit better. It would probably last longer too.
Happy driving (in the rain!)
〉 Answered on Apr 6th, 2012 by Colleen McGee, Driving Instructor at Americas Driving School
In my opinion, it is much easier and lasts longer to put in the whole assembly, versus a rubber insert.