Changing wipers

Really proud of sharing this my new conquest. Back from the Treviso trip I still had a few moments to change wipers to my car as well as to my wife’s. I remember that while I was browsing the online site where I bought them from  I was worried about a few things:

  • Will I be able to install them correctly?
  • Will they really fit my car and how will their performance be?
  • On the model which is said to be compatible with my car it is said that the rear wiper is shorter than the original one: will it work correctly? Or maybe even better than the original one?

I’m happy to announce that I was able to install them: it is really easy, and that yes, the ones I bought which were for my Skoda Octavia 4×4 and for a Panda 4×4, work great.

For my future memory I’m writing the article number as well as quick description in order to know which one to buy in the future:

  • 3 397 007 292, Panda 4×4, front wipers kit (contains 2 wipers), 16.22€
  • 3 397 004 802, Panda 4×4, rear wiper, 5.15€
  • 3 397 007 620, Skoda Octavia 4×4, front wipers kit (contains 2 wipers), 11.79€
  • 3 397 008 713, Skoda Octavia 4×4, rear wiper, 4.41€

Prices do not include VAT. I did spend59.72€ in total.

As you can see from the image below the difference between the new rear wiper for my Octavia is there, but it is really small, probably less than 1 cm. If you look carefully you will note how the new wiper is shorter than the clean arc made by the old wiper.


My car really needs some cleaning!

After a few days of driving I have noticed that the rear wiper is shorter even in the inside not only on th exterior. Check the pictures below and you’ll understand.

I also took a few pictures from inside the car: you can see two different layers of dirt at both ends of the wiper. Therefore the wiper is shorter than what I thought: I don’t care as long as the wiper cleans and doesn’t make noise. 



Arrived in Treviso! Luckily the rain already stopped therefore as soon as we left the car we went for a short walk through the old town… which is small but lovely. My wife loves the shopping here… we started looking for some ideas for Christmas! For the moment being we just have found gifts for us… a set of Alessi pots, called ‘Cintura di orione‘.