Rogue One wrote: ↑
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:44 am
The wiper blade manufacturers moved away from providing refills ages ago. They make less money selling the refill, so they've pretty much been phased out. I'm pretty sure your wiper assembly is available through any automotive parts store.
The issue (not huge, but somewhat annoying) is that pretty much all aftermarket wiper blades, at least from what I've found, put their J-hook mounts on top of the wiper. Infiniti I believe puts theirs to the side of the wiper. Again, not a huge deal, but I think it does make a difference. It might affect performance a bit, but I think makes things look awkward with the wiper arms sticking out.
When I first got my EX35, it had a set of aftermarket wiper blades installed on it. So every time I needed to change them, I just ended up replacing them with aftermarket again. They all wiped ok, but not great.
One time the dealership was offering free wiper blades if you spent a certain amount on service. Since I was already paying out of pocket for a repair and the cost was above the threshold, I took advantage of the offer. And of course, the OEM blades cleaned the windshield noticeably better than the aftermarket ones. They definitely looked better too.