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Do folks here have a preferred wiper insert for the 2018 Clarity PHEV? Mine have dried out and skip and chatter.
 

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Applying Rain-X to the windshield helps the blades move easier over the glass and they are less likely to skip. So if the replacement blades don't stop the skipping you might try that also.

Clarity wipers seem to be more susceptible to skipping for some reason.
 

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Applying Rain-X to the windshield helps the blades move easier over the glass and they are less likely to skip. So if the replacement blades don't stop the skipping you might try that also.

Clarity wipers seem to be more susceptible to skipping for some reason.
That, and the top four inches of the driver's side...

Replacing the blades didn't help. Next, I'll try Rain-x. I've used it before, on other vehicles, and like what it does. It can greatly reduce the need for even turning on the wipers, unless there's an absolute deluge.
 

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So I decided to replace just the inserts. I'll see how they do tomorrow.
 

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The Honda insert lasts a very long time. Good choice. I have been recently starting to try Michelin Endurance XT silicone blades, as mentioned sold at Walmart. I didn't realize you could flip the mount so the airfoil was the correct direction on the passenger side....
 

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Applying Rain-X to the windshield helps the blades move easier over the glass and they are less likely to skip. So if the replacement blades don't stop the skipping you might try that also.

Clarity wipers seem to be more susceptible to skipping for some reason.
Rain-X makes a washer fluid as well. It's done a good job for me, though the Clarity's delivery mechanism provides less liquid than other cars I've had.
 

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If you go to Walmart the Rain-X gallon is relatively cheap there...

I had problems with washer spray not aimed well, found the instructions on Honda Tech info, and interpreted them in post #2 here:


That forum is pretty dead especially nowadays so I kind of posted some good info. Ask away if you don't understand....
 

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So the new inserts worked extremely well. I'm going to look at the spray pattern adjustment, as I concur the Clarity has one of the worst washer fluid sprayers I've ever seen. I've had other cars use wiper arm sprayers, but they worked a lot better.
 
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Does anyone have problems with the windshield washer fluid coming out of the blade arm? Mine has stopped completely even though the washer fluid bottle is full.
I’m pretty sure I have the same problem and I’d appreciate if someone has an explanation and/or a solution. There seems to be just a little bit of washer fluid that comes out and it doesn’t melt ice like my last car could.
 

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Try to follow the instructions I rephrased. Get a ruler/tape measure, mark the windshield with some bright color. See how close you can aim the nozzles. My windshield was really dirty today and one pull of the handle got it pretty clear....
 

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Looks like u and I live in the SGV. Just had a tire blowout on the 605/210. Waited 4-hours for a flat bed to show up. 235/45/18 are a highly demanded size due to Tesla 3 and Michelin production backlogs. Decided OEM Energy Saver will not be my next choice for tires,
 

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Oh, you're very near. I just went to Glendora to buy a book from Barnes & Noble...

I'm going to buy Runflats. There is only one choice, Bridgestone Driveguards.

EDIT- Traffic has been insane lately! Someone on the radio said it was due to Superbowl visitors...
 

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I've had experience with Runflats since 2004, with an AWD Toyota Sienna. We've had one blowout but I was able to drive to the nearest Walmart (5 S heading towards Disneyland/Anaheim). While blowouts can happen their reinforced sidewalls have never separated from the rim for me nor my wife, meaning they got us to a safer spot to be able to check on them.

Probable negatives, increased unsprung weight, possibly driving like a truck, and possible loss of MPG/EV miles, cost. Wife did not notice the light driving back from Vegas with her mom and sister. When she got near Walnut her sister noticed a horrible noise as she was driving to pick her up near the store door. By the time I went to inspect there were steel threads sticking out the sidewall like hair on a very bald head!

But she didn't get stuck on the side of the road...

I accumulated A LOT of curb rash. So much I am worried about it damaging the new tire bead. To counter the extra weight instead of having Wheels America repair them I am looking for some Konig Maxxim Winner wheels. Hopefully wife doesn't give me a hard time with the cost....
 

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I'm impressed with the Honda inserts now that I have a set that haven't hardened with UV exposure. The washer system seems to work better as well, so it obviously depends on the blades making contact with the windshield to spread the washer fluid.
 
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