How to Choose and Replace Tesla Model 3 Windshield Wipers

To replace Tesla Model 3 windshield wipers, purchase the right sizes for the replacements, then put your wipers in the service position to swap them out.
Written by Katherine Duffy
Replacing your Tesla Model 3 windshield wipers is an easy maintenance task you can do from the comfort of your home. Plan to change them out about once a year, or once they stop working effectively.
  • When it’s time to replace your Tesla Model 3’s windshield wipers, OEM replacements are an ideal first choice, but there are plenty of aftermarket options, too
  • Tesla Model 3s use a 26” windshield wiper blade on the driver's side and a 19” blade on the passenger’s side
  • Windshield wiper blades generally need to be replaced every 12 months, but this can vary depending on your climate

The best windshield wiper blades for a Tesla Model 3

Your best choice for replacement wiper blades are
Tesla Model 3 Wiper Blades
, which are the OEM blades that come with a brand new Tesla Model 3. 
If you’d rather go the aftermarket route, here are our top three wiper blade recommendations for your Tesla Model 3: 
Before heading to the auto shop to pick out a new pair of wiper blades, it’s a good idea to get familiar with the size of wiper blades your Tesla Model 3 needs so you can find an option that’s the correct fitment. 
Take a look at the chart below for your Tesla model’s wiper blade measurements:
Model year
Driver side
Passenger side

How to replace Tesla Model 3 wipers

Thankfully, windshield wipers make for easy installation, so replacing them is a pretty DIY-friendly maintenance task for car owners. 
First, put the Tesla Model 3’s wipers in the service position: To do this, shift your car into park and turn your wipers off. Then, touch the “Controls” option on your touchscreen. Select the “Service” option, then turn the “Wiper service mode” to “ON.” 
Once you’re ready to swap out your wiper blades, take the following steps:
  1. Slide out the old wiper blade.
  2. Slide the new blade into place, making sure it’s snugly in place in the groove.
  3. Return the blade component to its place on the wiper arm. 
  4. Turn on your Tesla, then test the new blades by pressing and immediately releasing the button on the end of the turn signal stalk.
If your new wiper blade test goes well, you’re good to go!
If you find there’s an issue with the wiper blade arm: Bring it to your nearest Tesla dealership to have it checked out. 
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How often to replace Tesla Model 3 wipers

Experts recommend replacing your wiper blades every 12 months, but you may notice wear and tear before that—especially if you drive in an area with frequent rain or snow. 
Extra precipitation means harder work for your windshield wipers, so residents of
may find that they need to replace their windshield wipers more often than residents of sunny
Las Vegas
, for instance.
It’s time for a new set of Tesla windshield wipers if your current wipers:
  • Don’t make full contact with your windshield
  • Drag across your windshield
  • No longer effectively clear your windshield, even when you have enough windshield washer fluid
The bottom line: As soon as you notice your wiper blades are not cleaning as efficiently as they used to, you should replace them. 
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