Have you tried the auto parts stores Matt? I don't know what they have for
refills anymore myself, because I went to winter wiper use years ago, and it
seems that when I have to replace them it's either during the winter or just
as winter is approaching so it always seems I'm buying them instead of the
basic wiper or a refill.
You may have difficulty finding refills that fit the Hyundai blades
anywhere except the dealer. Most aftermarket blades don't have
interchangeable refills with the factory blades.
If you're under 12k miles, you should be able to get a new set of blades
or refills under warranty. My guess is they'd just give you new blades
because the inserts can be a PIA to install. Many dealers don't even
stock the refills.
Actually, according to their web site, it is a written warranty.
You may have to expand the 5 year/60,000 mile section, but right at the
bottom it mentions wear items and then wipers specifically just as
hyundaitech said a day or two ago.
Dealership should be able to get them for you but they are available
from a lot of auto-parts stores. Not sure who is out in your area but
try Murrays, AutoZone, AutoPart Plus. I recently replaced my '02
Sonata wipers with a near pair for around $15.
- Thee Chicago Wolf
I've used refills for 20 years until they recently became all but
unavailable. It is just wasteful to fill landfills with blades that are
in great shape other that a thin strip of rubber.
I thought I could get mine replaced under warranty, but I forgot about
the 12,000 mile part of the 12/12,000 warranty. My Sonata has more than
I had about a 60% success rate with refills. Too often they broke, did not
fit well, or cause some form of aggravation when installing them. They
should be easy enough to change and cheaper to buy.
Neither should the metal frames end up in landfills. Steel is easily
recycled. Getting it there is the problem. Our town does not accept metal
Likewise, I live in a location (very rural) where no recycling at all is
supported. Everything goes into the back of the garbage truck and goes
directly to a local landfill. That is one reason I prefer to waste as
little as possible as I know that it likely will not be recycled, at
lesat in the short term. Maybe some day it will be economical to dig up
old landfills for the recyclables, but I don't think that day is in the
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