Start on the driver’s side of your Prius. Most blades are held in place with a tiny clip. Push that clip up towards the arm and push the blade backwards, as if you were sliding it down the wiper arm.
Wiper blades should be replaced every six months to a year or as soon as you notice a difference in driving visibility. When wiper blades no longer make proper contact with the windshield surface, they can begin to squeak, chatter, skip, smear, or streak reducing driving visibility.Aug 11, 2020
6 Signs It's Time to Get New Wiper Blades
- Rubber Problems. Take a close look at your windshield wipers.
- Windshield Streaks or Film. When your wipers cause streaks on your windshield, it's pretty obvious, especially if you're caught in snow or rain.
- Chattering Sounds.
- Bent Frames.
- Bad Windshield Contact.
- Season Changes.
Size matters to a point, just as long as you are about 1 inch higher or lower than your current wiper blade size. If you buy wiper blades that are too big, they might overlap or touch which will cause them to break. For example, Bosch does not make 17″ wiper blades so buying a 16″ or 18″ blade is absolutely fine.
Wiper Size Chart: 2008 Toyota Prius
|2008 Toyota Prius||26 in.||16 in.|