5 Best Windshield Wiper Blades Replacement for Tesla Model 3 [2023]

By Zac Ludicrous •  Updated: 11/07/21 •  9 min read

Worn-out wiper blades are a risky business, especially if you live in a rainy area like Hawaii or Mississippi.

Worst of all, they make a squeaky sound which is an instant turn-off for a car guy like me.

So, let’s get them changed.


Other "bloggers" and "influencers" will push the product that pays the most, not the one that help you the most. We find what has worked best for the Tesla community -- and recommend it. We may get compensated (and that keeps the lights on)... but if we don't, WHO CARES? If every Tesla owner is recommending it, we will too!

I’ve picked the 5 best Tesla Model 3 wiper blades replacement based on the actual experiences of Tesla owners.

We’ll review each in detail. But before that, I’d like to share a quick Tesla Model 3 wiper blades size and Material guide with you so you don’t end up with perfect wiper blades that don’t fit.

Let’s get started!

A Quick Guide to Tesla Model 3 Wiper Blades Size

The correct size for Tesla Model 3 wiper blades is 26″ driver + 19″ passengers. It’s the size combination that comes from the factory — and is proven to work.

More specifically, the Tesla Model 3 comes with a BOSCH 3397014116 26″ driver-side / 19″ passenger-side kit.

A 28–18 combination may also work according to many Model 3 owners.

However, in its DIY wiper blade replacement instructions, Tesla warns against non-identical wiper blades as they can damage your wiper system and windshield.

Silicon vs. Rubber Wiper Blades: What’s Best for Your Tesla Model 3?

Generally speaking, silicone will outlast organic rubber — possibly by three to four times — the keyword being “organic.”

With some advances in technology, treated and synthetic rubbers can sustain one year or more of modest use.

Either material will do the job with no issues for at least six to nine months. In theory, you’ll be fine with either.

However, under extreme conditions (e.g., regular rain or very hot environments), rubber tends to deteriorate faster.

For the highest durability, consider silicone — it also tends to be slightly quieter.

What Is the Best Windshield Wiper Replacement for Tesla Model 3?

There are plenty of great options available on the market, but which is the best Tesla Model 3 wiper blade replacement?

I rate the OEM ones (BOSCH) as the best mainly because of their exceptional word of mouth and proven durability pieces of evidence from the Tesla community.

The other best wiper replacement for Tesla Model 3 is the one from XTechnor. They fit directly and match the OEM looks and quality. 

How I Picked the Best Tesla Model 3 Wiper Blades

To determine the best Tesla Model 3 wiper blades, I evaluated each with respect to several parameters, including quality, durability, budget, and size.

To find the best, I looked at 8+ wiper blades and ended up ranking the best 5 by their quality. The top 3 were BOSCH 3397014116, XTechnor, and BOSCH Clear Advantage.

While I recommend all these products, regarding fitment and easiest of installation, I like the XTechnor the most. Detailed insights on these wiper blade replacement options for Tesla Model 3 are found below.

Quick Summary: Our Top Picks for Tesla Model 3 Wiper Blades Replacements
BOSCH 3397014116
  • Highest-rated wiper blades
  • Established brand
  • OEM / factory look, quality, and durability
  • Custom-made with direct fit
  • Easy and quick to install
  • OEM look and quality
BOSCH Clear Advantage (26″ & 19″)
  • Established brand
  • Affordable
  • Universal
  • Silicone material (or so the brand claims)
  • Overall well-reviewed brand and product
  • Designed specifically for the Tesla Model 3 & Model Y
  • Decent quality and durability
  • Great value for money
  • Easy to install

OEM / Factory Wiper Blades: BOSCH 3397014116

With a 4.8-star rating (the highest of all) and the identical OEM part number as the OEM factory blades,

You can be confident that the only difference between these and the wiper blades your Model 3 came with is merely a logo.

There just isn’t much negative to say here other than the small quirks people have found on their stock blades.

(A few complained about a slight sound and no total wipes.)

If you bought your car new and had no complaints with your original wiper blades, continue supporting Tesla and buy from their store or check these blades out on Amazon to save some money.


Fits: All Model 3 years & trims

✅ Highest-rated wiper blades
✅ Established brand
✅ OEM / factory look, quality, and durability


❌ Somewhat expensive

Best Rubber Tesla Model 3 Wiper Blades: XTechnor

Although we’re fairly confident that XTechnor isn’t Tesla’s supplier, the phrase “exact OEM replacement” or even “better than OEM” is common among their customers.

Their wiper blade kit has proven to fit the Model 3 perfectly.

Under most climates, they will perform just fine — but durability, although decent, may not be as good as silicone.

I’d expect replacement after 9–18 months of modest use as rubber inevitably gets squeaky and leaves water streaks over time.

But with the most ratings in the made-for-Model-3 category (plus 90% of customers rating the product 4 stars or more), I wouldn’t hesitate to give these a shot.

The installation process will amount to three to four minutes max, as shown on many videos online and on the product page.


Fits: All Model 3 years & trims

✅ Custom-made with direct fit
✅ Easy and quick to install
✅ OEM look and quality


❌ May leave waters streaks over time
❌ May get squeaky relatively fast
❌ May not be as durable as silicone under regular use or extreme heat


Most Popular Tesla Model 3 Wiper Blades: BOSCH Clear Advantage (26″ & 19″)

As Tesla’s supplier, BOSCH has earned respect in the Tesla community when it comes to wiper blades.

That along with 10,000 ratings (4.4-star average) speaks to the quality of their “Clear Advantage” wiper blades.

As a universal product though, these wiper blades sell separately, introducing potential shipping or shopping mistakes.

The 19CA and 26CA models have proven to fit the Model 3.

Amazon doesn’t recognize this as of this writing, but plenty of evidence can be found on forums, Facebook communities, and even Amazon reviews.

With its graphite-treated rubber, longevity may improve, but it’s still questionable — as it is the case for most rubber products.

(Disappointing stories claim as little as three months of use before experiencing deterioration.)

The installation also seems to be a weak point as many customers report spending time and effort deciphering what should be a straightforward three-minute installation.

Lastly, if you own other Teslas, it may be relevant to know that the ICON 180E, along with the 280E model, has proven to fit the Model S.

And although I’d expect the 19CA and 26CA we’re discussing to fit Model Y as well, I couldn’t find definitive proof.


Fits: All vehicles with similar mounting types

✅ Established brand
✅ Universal. May fit other automotive brands.


❌ Organic rubber. May not be as durable.
❌ Blades are sold separately. Higher chances of shopping or shipping errors.
❌ Harder-than-average installation

Tesla Model 3 Wiper Blades on a Budget: BASENOR

Basenor, a well-known brand in the Tesla accessories space, dominates our “budget” winners.

It offers products that Model 3 owners love at very competitive prices.

For these wiper blades in particular, however, there are some caveats to point out:

The brand claims this is a silicone-made product, but strangely enough, customers report some durability concerns (as early as 2 months in).

This may be due to lower-quality raw materials or quality control issues in the manufacturing process.

Despite its downsides, it’s well-received by most customers — and a pair will cost you the equivalent of a week’s worth of coffee at Starbucks.

Given the facts, however, I’d only suggest this if you’re truly on a budget — or if rain in your area is as rare as a millennial with a Blackberry.

There are just too many options more worthy of your hard-earned money.


Fits: All vehicles with similar mounting types

✅ Very affordable
✅ Silicone material (or so the brand claims)
✅ Overall, well-reviewed brand and product


❌ May not be as durable
❌ May have factory defects
❌ May not perform as well (or as quietly) as other silicone products

Up-and-Coming Tesla Model 3 Wiper Blades: WJM

Though with no proven track record yet, WJM offers great bang for your buck.

Customers report switching their still-in-good-shape OEM Tesla Model 3 wiper blades with this product and experiencing an improvement.

It fits both Model 3 and Model Y, according to customer comments.

And with A-level silicone as the strip material, you shouldn’t have any issues for at least a year (possibly two).

If you live in a rainy region (or in a very hot area like Arizona or Florida), putting a conventional rubber wiper blade to the test may not be the greatest idea.

With a quality material (and a quick-and-easy installation), you’re going to be happier with these silicone wiper blades.


Fits: All Model 3 years & trims

✅ Decent quality and durability
✅ Great value for money
✅ Easy to install


❌ Relatively new product as of this writing. No proven track record.

Notable Mention

A product that popped up as we reviewed the best wiper blades to recommend to Model 3 owners was the Michelin Endurance XT Silicone 19″ and 26″ variants (available in Walmart).

Joey chimed in the comments section to share this experience with these wiper blades:

The Michelin XTs work great. The only adapter modificaton that they need is that the tabs need to be broken off to change it from a 22mm adapter to a 19mm adapter (easy, takes 2 seconds and no tools).

Joey in the comments section

Project Farm YouTube channel, known for consumer product comparisons, tested nine wiper blades, and Michelin Endurance came out on top.

John Wiksnar from Tesla Owners Club New York raves about this product after being disappointed with XTechnor.

The caveat? The installation process seems WAY too involved as the adapter needs some work to fit properly. You can see the installation process in this video.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to replace Tesla Model 3 windshield wipers?

Here’s a great walkthrough of the whole process of replacing Tesla Model 3 windshield wipers from The Buzz YouTube Channel:

It isn’t as simple as you’d think!

How to replace Tesla Model 3 windshield wiper fluid?

Check out this video to see how to replace the Tesla Model 3 windshield washer fluid:

The reservoir for your windshield washer fluid is clearly visible at 0:46.

How often should I replace the windshield wiper blades on my Tesla Model 3?

You should replace the windshield wiper blades on your Tesla Model 3 as soon as you start hearing squeaking sounds and start seeing watermarks on your windshield.

So What’s the Best Wiper Blade Replacement for Tesla Model 3?

Why change wiper blades when your factory ones have worked perfectly for you?

You can trust BOSCH Aerotwin 3397014116 to work, fit, and last as long as your factory wiper blades.

Alternatively, you can consider XTechnor blades. At half the cost, they offer factory-quality products with a proven track record and the silicone’s durability.

Zac Ludicrous

Mechanical engineer by profession. TSLA shareholder before the hype. EV enthusiast all day long. Zac enjoys learning about the future of battery technology, autonomy, and EVs. He considers Tesla Model 3 the most important vehicle of the 21st century -- and is in a quest to improve the ownership experience of every Model 3 owner he possibly can.

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