The Fiat 500 is an insanely popular car for several reasons. A stylish and compact city car, it's a top seller. But even this cutesy city car can be ruined by a tired windscreen wiper blade scraping away.
Windscreen wipers are serviceable parts and will wear down over time. The average lifespan of a blade is one year but it can be much less if your windscreen is gritty. Trying to remove ice or leaving your car in the sun can damage your blades more quickly. You'll know when they need replacing because they will either make a harrowing screeching noise or won't clear your windscreen properly. If you want to find out more about windscreen wipers, we have a windscreen wipers guide, here.
And while you can pay a garage to change them for you, they're really easy to do yourself for a fraction of the cost. And once you've changed your wipers, why not use the money you've saved giving it a good polish or upgrading your car's scent with a cool air freshener?
How to find the correct blades for your car:
The good news is, all Fiat 500s produced from 2007 onwards use the same sized windscreen wipers. To find the correct sized windscreen wiper blades, you can use Amazon Garage or the Halfords registration checker. These services will ensure you're only shown parts that will fit your car.
Fiat 500 windscreen wiper blades
1. Bosch A300S Aerotwin Wiper Blade
Bosch has an excellent reputation for car parts and will always be a safe bet for windscreen wipers. They may be a bit pricier than other examples, but they're sure to be manufactured to the best standard. They're also designed to fit the Fiat 500. Pros:Fantastic qualityCons:Expensive
2. Bosch Wiper Blade Rear H840
Another excellent example from Bosch, but designed for the rear window instead. Guaranteed to fit the Fiat 500, this example may be expensive, but should last longer than competitors. Pros:Top qualityCons:Expensive option
3. Vipa 500 Hatchback Oct 2007 Onwards Windscreen Wiper Blade Set
If you're on a bit of a budget, then this twin-set from Vipa should still be a solid choice. The kit includes two blades for your Fiat's front windscreen and has some positive reviews. Pros:Good value for moneyCons:It may not last as long as premium options
4. Alca 500 2007-Onwards Set of 3 Windscreen Wiper Blades
A one-stop solution for all of your entire car, this set will do your front and rear wiper blades. The brand isn't the best known but has some solid reviews and this kit is specifically designed for the Fiat 500. A great choice if you're on a budget.Pros:Replace every blade in one goCons:The brand isn't too well known
How to change the wiper blades on a Fiat 500:
- Lift your car's windscreen wipers up away from the windscreen.
- There is a small plastic button on the wiper arm that when pressed, will allow you to slide the wiper blade off. Do this and cover the arm with some kitchen roll to stop it from damaging your window if you accidentally knock it down.
- Slide the new blade on and push your wiper back onto the windscreen.
The process is the same for the rear window, too.
What else do I need to know?
You can prolong the life of your windscreen wiper blades by using a rag and some soapy warm water. Clean the blade with the water until the rag comes away with no grime on it. Then, wipe the blades with another rag to remove any residue.
There is a new all-electric Fiat 500 launching this year and it looks just as stylish as the current one. However, we don't yet know if it uses the same windscreen wiper blades as the current model.