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    The windscreen wiper size you need depends on the car manufacturer, the model and the year it was made. Below are the specs for windscreens for American cars.

    Windscreen Wiper Guide for Chevrolet Cars

    For the 1985-2004 Astro, the size is 18”. For the 2008-2009 Avalanche it is 22” while for the 1995-2005 Blazer it is 20”. For the 2000 Camero the size is 21”. For the Caprice 1991-1996 models the size is 22; the size for the Chevrolet Cavalier 1995-2005 models is 16”.

    In the case of the 2005-2009 Cobalt, it is 16”. The windscreen wiper size for the 1994-2004 Corvette is 22”. For the 1997-2007 Malibu it is 22” and for the Chevrolet Silverado 1998-2004 it is 22”.

    Windscreen Wiper Guide for Chrysler Cars

    The windscreen wiper for the 1995-2000 Cirrus is 22; it is also 22” for the 1997-2004 Concorde. For the 1995-1996 Concorde the size is 24”and for the 1990-1993 Imperial it is 18”. The windscreen for the 1993-2004 Intrepid is size 22”; for the 2009 PT Cruiser it is 16”.

    The 2007-2009 Sebring windscreen blade is 22” and for the 2008-2009 Town & Country it is 26”. For the 2001-2003 Chrysler Voyager it is 26”.

    Windscreen Wiper Guide for Ford Cars

    The windscreen wiper size for the 2004-2007 Ford Escape is 18”; for the 2002 Escort it is 18” and for the 2006 Excursion it is 20”. The windscreen for the 1999-2009 F Series Pickup is 20”.

    The size for the 2004-2007 Freestar is 20” while for the 2005-2009 Mustang it is 20”. The windscreen for the 1982-2008 Ranger is 18”. For the 1996-2007 Taurus it is 20” and for the 1995-2003 Windstar it is 20”.

    How to Get the Right Windscreen

    Because car models change every year, the windscreen wiper blade used for a 2008 model won’t work with a 2009 car. The easiest way to find out is to look at the car owner’s manual. If you don’t have the manual, take off the existing one. Bring it to the store. The store personnel will know the windscreen wiper size for your car.

    However this may not even be necessary. Stores that sell wipers usually have a list of wiper blades going back several decades. However it’s still best if you inform them of the year and model of the car. If your car is a limited edition type, you’ll need to provide as much detail as possible.

    Tips and Warnings

    Keep in mind the wipers for the rear and driver’s sides may not be the same. The driver wipers may be bigger. While American cars typically have 20” blades, those on foreign cars may be smaller.

    If you’re replacing the wiper, the whole arm must be removed. To prolong its life, apply some sealant to shield it against rain. Regular trips to the car wash will also be helpful.

    To remember the windscreen wiper size, write it in a notebook and put it in the glove box. While you’re at it, you can put in other details about the car as well, in case of emergency. 

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