FAQ's

  • When should I change my wiper blades?

    It is recommended to change your wiper blades every six to twelve months, however weather, seasonal and environmental conditions may require longer or shorter replacement intervals.

  • Why should I install ANCO wiper blades?

    Two words... quality and performance. ANCO is the brand you can trust for a quality wiper blade that performs in any driving environment and weather condition. ANCO understand the importance of Original Equipment fit and form replacement parts. Our wiper blades adhere to the industry's toughest standards – and to yours. That's why ANCO is the Clearest Choice in Wiper Blades™.

  • How do I know when my wiper blades need changing?

    Check your wiper blades for these signs of wear:

    Cracked Rubber

    Cracked Rubber

    Look for splits and slashes, evidence of a hard wiper life.

    Torn Rubber

    Torn Rubber

    Element has pulled away from its metal support, slaps windshield on each wiping pass.

    Abrasion Worn Rubber

    Abrasion Worn Rubber

    Worn down, ragged edges from winter conditions or infrequent rubber element refilling.

    Park Set Rubber

    Park Set Rubber

    Hardened rubber element caused by direct sunlight and extreme temperature changes when wipers are idle. Rubber with little or no flexibility causes chatter and skips across windshield.

    Contaminated Rubber

    Contaminated Rubber

    Usually caused by road film or chemicals adhering to rubber refill surface.

    Improperly Installed Refill

    Improperly Installed Refill

    Refill too short or not properly installed loses its effectiveness and may result in a scratched windshield.

    Damaged Superstructure

    Damaged Superstructure

    Bent arm, blade or refill is a dead giveaway, caused by ice scrapers and car wash equipment.

  • Even though one of my wiper blades is more worn than the other – should I replace both of my wiper blades?

    Yes. ANCO always recommends that you replace wiper blades in pairs. This will help to ensure you have the clearest windshield and safest view when driving. Also, all wiper blades are not created equal, that's why we recommend that both wiper blades be the same type and from the same manufacturer. For example, do not replace the driver's side with an ANCO Contour blade and the passenger side with an ANCO 31-Series wiper blade.

  • How do I find out what size wiper blade goes on my car?

    By knowing the make, model and year of your vehicle, you can find the size of your wiper blade on your smart phone or online at http://ancowipers.com/finder/ or in an ANCO Wiper Blade Application Catalog at your local automotive aftermarket parts store.

  • Are ANCO wiper blades easy to install?

    Yes, because they have the Kwik-Connect installation system! Kwik-Connect is the revolutionary connection system that makes wiper blade installation a snap. This accurate and secure connection snaps in and snaps out easily for a perfect fit for 98% of vehicles right out of the box. No removal of preinstalled connector is required. Click here for full installation instructions.

  • Why do some ANCO wiper blades have Original Equipment versions?

    Some manufacturers utilize a unique wiper arm and connection for their vehicles. They do this for a variety of reasons including proper fit assurance, optimization of blade performance and styling aesthetics. Original Equipment (OE) connection systems require a replacement blade to have the same Original Equipment connector – that's why ANCO makes an Original Equipment version for specific applications. No matter what kind of vehicle you drive, ANCO has a wiper blade for you.

  • What is the difference between a beam blade and a conventional blade?

    Beam Blades

    Beam Blades

    Beam blades (ANCO Contour and ANCO Profile) utilize the latest technology in wiper blades for all season performance. Ice and snow can't adhere to a beam blade because they have less moving parts and no superstructure. Beam blades are more aerodynamic and have an infinite amount of pressure points for better blade to windshield contact.

    Conventional Blades

    Conventional Blades

    Conventional blades (ANCO 31-Series, AeroVantage, Winter and Rear blades) have a standard vented bridge that have been on vehicles for decades. They offer dependable performance for a clean, clear wipe.

  • If I have conventional blades on my car now, can I change to a beam blade?

    Yes. With ANCO Contour and ANCO Profile wiper blades – you can upgrade your conventional wiper blades quickly and easily to the latest technology in beam blades.

  • Does ANCO use better rubber than other wiper blades?

    ANCO wiper blades features a DuraKlear™ rubber compound to provide a consistent, clean wipe. The patented rubber creates a razor-sharp wiping edge and features a natural, no-wax formula that offers protection from UV rays, ozone, air pollution and road grime.

  • Is there anything I can do to make my wiper blades last longer?

    Clean your windshield every time you fill up your gas tank. Wipe off the rubber element with a damp paper towel to clear away any dirt or debris. Use an ice scraper or defroster, not your wiper blades, to de-ice your windshield. To prevent wiper blades from sticking to the windshield and ice build up during the winter, pull them away from your windshield.

  • What is a Hybrid blade?

    Hybrid wiper blades integrate the aerodynamic features and all-weather efficiency of beam style blades with the precisely positioned pressure points of bridge blades for exceptional wiping performance. This technology represents an appealing new option for millions of consumers who want to upgrade to the latest design or match the performance of their vehicles' original equipment hybrid blades.

    ANCO® Transform™ hybrid wiper blades are equipped with an integral spoiler that helps maximize downforce and a unique secondary linkage with bowed flexor for firm, consistent blade-to-glass contact for optimized wipe performance at high speeds. Transform wipers also include an advanced-formulation element that provides a streak-free wipe under a full range of conditions.