From their +90% electric-powered efficiency ratings, to their iconic wind-cheating styling, Teslas are more than just one of the automotive kingdom’s most iconic brands. They can arguably claim that they have the most loyal cores of owners in the world, who also happen to be single-minded about using nothing but the best replacement parts available.
Windscreen wipers are the only replacement parts that Tesla owners ever have to worry about hardening or drying out, and like every vehicle owner, it behoves them not to wait until they need to use their wipers to discover that they’re barely usable. That’s why if you’re a Tesla owner, not only should you be concerned about the current state of your wiper blades, you might also want to consider the advantages of keeping a spare pair in your boot at all times.
Tesla Replacement Wipers Give You a Clear View of How to Protect Your Windscreen
Let’s be honest: while windscreen wipers are one of the most ubiquitous and least expensive consumable parts on any vehicle, they’re also one of the most important. Blistering UV exposure and wild temperature swings make Australia an especially harsh place for wipers, which is why premium quality, aero-style Tesla wipers are the choice you want when it’s time to replace your blades.
These all natural, no-streak / no-scratch rubber blades are direct replacements for your Tesla’s OE blades, and they’ll let you put the agony of a dirty windscreen behind you. No matter how sustainable your vaunted EV may be, not even Tesla wiper blades are designed to last forever. Under Oz’s relentless heat and UV assault, it only takes 6 – 9 months of exposure and ordinary use for wipers to start to exhibit signs of degradation, such as:
- Stuttering, along with loud squeaking and chattering;
- Excessive windscreen wiper streaking; and,
- Worn or missing pieces along the leading edge of the blade.
The fact is, with large panoramic windscreens and unconventional wiper arm designs that Teslas are known for, dried out wiper blades can easily go undetected until an unexpected shower or a change in humidity turns a light accumulation of dust into a proper mess the moment you switch your wipers on.
Even in the absence of precipitation, trusting brittle, worn out blades to clear away fine, glare-inducing sediment can leave one of these costly windscreens permanently damaged from scratches and abrasion. Your vision, and your Tesla’s windscreen are too important to settle for just generic blades; that’s why the precision of OE-spec Tesla wiper blade replacements are the smart choice for keeping a dirty windscreen from becoming more than just an unpleasant distraction.
Low Profile OE-spec Wipers for all Tesla Models
Aside from inspecting your Tesla windscreen wipers at every recharge, replacing them with new, OE-spec blades every 6 – 9 months is the ideal way to ensure that both your vision and your windscreen are protected at all times. A full roster of low-noise blades are available for the full complement of Tesla production models, including:
- 2017 – 2023 Model 3 EV Sedans, Hatchbacks, and EV Performance Sedans;
- 2015 – 2022 Model S Hatchbacks;
- 2015 – 2018 Model X Hatchbacks;
- 2020 – 2023 Model Y EV SUVs; and,·
- 2008 – 2018 Roadster and Sport Convertibles.
Low drag efficiency is one of Tesla’s most hallowed hallmarks, and OE-spec Tesla windscreen wiper replacements are an exact match for the high performance, and low aerodynamic profile of their factory wipers. Heat treated steel frames provide the stability that these form-fitting Tesla wipers need in gusty winds and at high speeds, and their sharp contours are perfect for clearing away airborne sort and sediment, as well as freeway emissions like brake dust and tyre particulates.
Construction materials also play a major role in Tesla replacement wiper design. With more technologically advanced material choices available today than ever, it seems only natural that even when it comes to wipers, Tesla would want to lead the pack on innovation. Surprisingly however, there’s only one material that has all the qualities that meet Tesla’s standards for performance, reliability, and low-noise operation, and there’s nothing space-aged about it all: it’s rubber.
Rubber Tops Silicone When It Comes to Protecting Costly Windscreens
Make no mistake: it doesn’t matter if you’re talking about the sleek glass expanse of the Model S, or the unparalleled Big Sky vision offered on the Model Y, Tesla windshields are unlike any other. They’re more than just forward viewing surfaces: they’re complex structural elements that have their own embedded technical components. That’s why when it comes to windshield wipers, Tesla blades have to be able to provide excellent visibility without applying damaging, abrasive pressure.
Smooth operating vulcanized rubber is the optimal material for OE-spec Tesla windshield wiper blades. Where increased reliability and less friction are paramount, all-natural rubber’s advantages over silicone-, or other synthetic-type wipers are hard to beat, and they include:
- Greater temperature resilience. Natural rubber’s ability to withstand wide temperature swings means that these Tesla wiper blades aren’t vulnerable to either rapid, or prolonged environmental changes.
- Unmatched haze resistance. Unlike silicone type wipers, natural rubber wipers won’t wick and smear haze-producing dirt or grime that can become embedded in a windshield once it starts to get scratched or abraded.
- Maximum overall durability. Rubber car window wipers are made from the same brutally durable compound as your tyres, giving them a serious advantage if you’re an all season, all weather driver.
And while there’s no way to put a price on their performance, natural rubber Tesla wipers also cost considerably less than silicone wipers, making them the most economical option for 6 – 9 month replacements, as well as for keeping a fresh spare pair on-hand at all times.
Inspecting Your Wiper Blades Regularly Makes all the Difference
Even after you’ve replaced your wiper blades, they still need to be inspected to get the best service out of them. The steps are easy, and you’ll appreciate the difference that they’ll make in longevity and performance. Make sure you:
- Wash your wiper blades. Anytime you wash your Tesla, you want to pay extra attention to ensuring that your wiper blades are free from dirt and sediment that could ruin their edges, and ultimately damage your windshield.
- Avoid parking in the sun. Sheltering your Tesla from direct sunlight is the best way to prevent premature wiper degradation due to excessive heat, or ozone and UV exposure.
- Avoid dry-wiping your windshield. Running your wiper blades across a dry windshield, especially if there are particles or debris in their path, not only risks tearing your blades, but also bending their frames and scratching your windshield.
Regular inspections will help you prevent the destructive friction that can destroy your wipers, or potentially damage your windshield. It’s a short procedure, but it’s one that could save you a bundle by following.
The Final Word
At the end of the day, minimal maintenance is one of the great benefits of owning a Tesla. They don’t require the costly, endless bevy of fluid and belt changes that non-EVs do. Windscreen wipers, however, are one of the only items that Tesla owners do need to keep an eye on, and when it’s time to change them, they need to be the best.
Premium quality, aero-style wipers are the best on the market for the clear vision and protection they provide for your windshield. These natural rubber, OE-spec blades are all about performance and efficiency, making them the perfect parts replacement parts for your Tesla.