QUOTE (newtech @ Mar 16 2011, 09:35 AM)
Here in Ontario, I used soapy water & paper towel to clean all wipers. The black dirt are unbelieable. IPA will work but frequent use may harm/stiffen the rubber. The rear window, tailgate are always dirty on just a short trip due to the design.
Anyway, cleaning will prolong the life span for sure
I'm in Ontario too. I sure would have preferred cleaning to replacing....here the rubber had split off the refill...if I did not change it, I would risk scratching the rear window. I paid the full price but I sure will look for and keep some refills from comments above for the future.
I will probably contact Hyundai Canada. I have seen the wiper refill for sale on USA sites (Hyundai genuine parts). Here in Canada, automobile companies are more of a "closed shop". There are no direct to consumer sellers of parts...everything needs to go through dealerships or you need to get aftermarket parts. This does not apply just to Hyundai...I've had the same experience with GM, Toyota and Chrysler. This is my second Hyundai...my first first was an '85 Pony with manual choke...enough said
I am just getting a feeling in my gut that Hyundai is not ready for the boom in sales in Canada or they take a minimalist view to service. It's little things in service that are giving me second thoughts. For example, when they lubricate the doors, about a day after the car has been serviced, I have grease stains on the moulding at the bottom of the Tucson on both sides. They must be using some cheap aerosal lubricant vs. a good lubricant that does not run. Little things like that drive me nuts...maybe I'm a bit too demanding when it comes to detail.
My other vehicles right now are a 2002 Echo (wonderful car) and 1968 VW bug (my baby).
Maybe I've been spoiled by Toyota service. I don't get much done by the dealer but they just seem that much more professional when they do stuff. You take it for a oil change and they give you a wash. They also recommend when their parts will be too expensive and suggest going to your private mechanic in those cases where aftermarket parts will be used.
The situation with my VW...well it has been off warranty for a while
and runs like a charm.