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I need wiper inserts for all 3 wipers but the dealer prices are outrageous. Is there another place to purchase the inserts outside of the dealer?




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Go To your local AUTO ZONE or NAPA, very reasonable prices and they WILL replace them for you (very easy to do but if you don't want to do it yourself). I tried both "framed and non-framed wiper blades" I like the framed blades better because it's more sturdy in wet snow, very little or no impact in rain. I change mine maybe every 2 yrs ... or sign of streaking whichever comes first
 

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Go To your local AUTO ZONE or NAPA, very reasonable prices and they WILL replace them for you (very easy to do but if you don't want to do it yourself). I tried both "framed and non-framed wiper blades" I like the framed blades better because it's more sturdy in wet snow, very little or no impact in rain. I change mine maybe every 2 yrs ... or sign of streaking whichever comes first
I just want the blade inserts for the OEM wipers. I don't want generic auto part store full wiper replacements, they look tacky to me. I don't believe they make aftermarket inserts but I could be wrong. I also wouldn't trust and auto part store employee to install it for me. I think I can handle that challenging task. ;)


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There is nothing magic about wiper inserts. $36 for 2 pieces of rubber is insane.
 

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Front Wiper Blade Change Lexus CT200h (2011-2013) - 2011 Lexus CT200h 1.8L 4 Cyl.

watch this video, we all could do this

Here is an input from a Sr Polymer scientist who had spent 38 yrs in this field. They are all synthetic rubber, designed to take heat of summer and more importantly low winter temp... Material costs for a wiper blade is probably less than 50 cents. Don't spend more than $10 a blade, most of them are around $7-8... and replace every 2 yrs if needed
 

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Front Wiper Blade Change Lexus CT200h (2011-2013) - 2011 Lexus CT200h 1.8L 4 Cyl.

watch this video, we all could do this

Here is an input from a Sr Polymer scientist who had spent 38 yrs in this field. They are all synthetic rubber, designed to take heat of summer and more importantly low winter temp... Material costs for a wiper blade is probably less than 50 cents. Don't spend more than $10 a blade, most of them are around $7-8... and replace every 2 yrs if needed
That's great but that doesn't help me.


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I actually found another thread with a link to a site called mylexusparts.com
I was able to order all 3 OEM wiper inserts for $28 shipped. Much cheaper than the dealer.

I don't think OEM is better in performance, rubber is rubber. I just want to retain the OEM wiper assembly which looks best. I don't want Bosch, Rainx, etc. They just don't look right to me.


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