that's the big question....By the time you add shipping, Amazon Prime is cheaper. N/C shipping. Prob is: WILL THEY FIT?
mine have lasted about 3 months before leaving streaks all over the windshield. especially on the passenger side. I think it's mainly with the winter weather that they are not up to par. When it's been raining and the windshield is very wet they seem to do ok but still tend to streak a little ont he edges..Hmmm..."POS OEM stuff"...wiper deterioration must be regional. My "POS OEM" blades last 18months, minimum...I'm glad to continue supporting my exceptional local VWoA dealer.
How much time can you waste? Just go to a dealer and purchase a set.I have continued to search, looking for an aftermarket blade that fits. None found yet...tried everything that Advance stocks. Next step may be to modifuy the arm (remove some material at end and refinish to prevent corrosion) or buy 1 OEM blade and see if i can dissasemble the connector and retrofit to an aftermarket blade...seems like a case of really over- engineering...
add to cart, enter your zip, update cartHow much is the S/H?
i've seen the national average GM on dealership parts sales reported anywhere between 53% - 57%. there is a bunch of room for them to discount, and there are plenty of dealerships whose parts folks are empowered with the ability to knock off up to 20%-25% off. you just need to ask. and i'm not saying there are dealerships out there that wont, but i'd say that from personal experience, i've got parts discounted from dealership parts departments an overwhelming majority of the time.They were $22 each at my local dealer. I'll continue getting them there because I know they fit properly and work properly
Checked the site, and it doesn't have parts for my 2013 Passat.$45 from thevwpartsstore including shipping.
Thanks for the tip, ECS looks like the new source for my wipers .$48 total shipped to MA from ECS.
$55 total shipped to MA from Impex.
This seems to need repeating. Also, Impexfest is coming up in 3 weeks, 18 May, so if you can make get them at that time, maybe a club member near you is going and they can pick them up.Use World Impex and get OEM for less. I have bought blades for my Mk5, B5, B6 on several occasions from them. And to offset any frieght, just get other stuff you want or need anyway at that time.
You have to search by part number, emailed them this is the info they returned.Checked the site, and it doesn't have parts for my 2013 Passat.
Thanks for the tip, ECS looks like the new source for my wipers .
I was just quoted $65 for front pair and $34 for the rear (according to the vehicle inspection done at the dealer, all 3 are shot).With all the hassle you folks are having finding aftermarket blades why not just go with the dealer ones ? Less hassle . So they cost a few bucks more. It won't put you in the poor house. As far as how long they last. My originals lasted almost 2 years. Just installed 3 new ones from the dealer. I have the 2011 Golf. Fit great, work great. Cost about $20 Canadian a piece.
My last rig was a 2007 Toyota FJCruiser. Had 3 wipers on the front windshield. Try getting after market blades for that. Decided to go with dealer blades. Less hassle.
We have no rear wiper...I was just quoted $65 for front pair and $34 for the rear (according to the vehicle inspection done at the dealer, all 3 are shot).
In my book, $100 for 3 wipers is highway robbery, especially since the wipers were streaky from almost day 1.
I don't mind paying top $$$ for top shelf products, but not for poor quality.
The OEM wipers on my Toyota lasted over 3 years.
The hunt is on....