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5 Best Tesla Model 3 Wiper Blades Replacements (Silicone & Rubber Alternatives)

Squeaky wipers blades aren’t fun. Nor are blades that smear things around and leave watermarks, blocking your view and making your windshield look like a rainbow. 🌈

Fear no more.

To get rid of noises or inconveniences you may be experiencing with your current blades, below are the top 5 Tesla Model 3 wiper blades replacements that’ll fit your car without additional modifications.

But first, some important information to make sure you order the right set of blades for your needs.

How Long Should my Tesla Model 3 Wiper Blades Be?

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

Silicone vs. Rubber

Generally speaking, silicone will outlast organic rubber — possibly by 3-4 times…

The keyword being “organic.”

With some advances in technology, treated and synthetic rubbers can sustain 1 year or more of modest use.

Either material will do the job with no issues for at least 6-9 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.

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 complain 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.

Pros:

Fits: All Model 3 years & trims.

✅ Highest-rated wiper blades.

✅ Established brand.

✅ OEM / Factory look, quality, and durability.

Cons:

❌ Somewhat expensive.

Best Rubber 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” are common among their customers.

Their wiper blades 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 3-4 minutes max, as many videos online and on the product page have shown.

Pros:

Fits: All Model 3 years & trims.

✅ Custom-made with direct fit.

✅ Easy and quick to install.

✅ OEM look and quality.

Cons:

❌ May leave waters streaks over time

❌ May get squeaky relatively fast

❌ May not be as durable as silicone under regular use or extreme heat.

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Most Popular 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 potentially shipping or shopping mistakes.

The 19CA & 26CA models have proven to fit with 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’s the case for most rubber products.

(Disappointing stories claim as little as 3 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, 3-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 & 26CA we’re discussing to fit Model Y as well, I couldn’t find definitive proof.

Pros:

Fits: All vehicles with similar mounting types.

✅ Established brand.

Affordable.

✅ Universal. May fit other automotive brands.

Cons:

❌ Organic rubber. May not be as durable.

❌ Blades sell separately. Higher chances of shopping or shipping error.

❌ 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 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 material 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.

Pros:

Fits: All vehicles with similar mounting types.

✅ Very affordable.

✅ Silicone material (or so the brand claims).

✅ Overall, well-reviewed brand and product.

Cons:

❌ 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.

Pros:

Fits: All Model 3 years & trims.

✅ Decent quality and durability.

✅ Great value for money.

✅ Easy to install.

Cons:

❌ 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 Michelin Endurance XT Silicone 19″ and 26″ variants (available in Walmart).

Project Farm YouTube channel, known for consumer product comparisons, tested 9 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.

Our Model 3 Wiper Blades of Choice:

If you’ve experienced and have been 100% satisfied with your factory wiper blades, then why chance it?

Order BOSCH Aerotwin 3397014116 — and you’ll be confident they work, fit, and last just as long as your factory wiper blades.

If not, consider XTechnor blades. They offer the factory look and quality at half the price — while having a record of satisfied customers and silicone’s proven durability.

By 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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