Does 26A & 16A mean that one wiper is 26" and another one is 16"? If so, how would I know if the combo fits my vehicle? I always thought that both wipers had to be of the same length, but that's not the case? Which combination (one long + one short or both of the same length?) is the best? I am sorry if the question sounds "unintelligent". Thank you!

"BOSCH 26A16A ICON Beam Wiper Blades - Driver and Passenger Side"

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According to Bosch, yes, Does this help? https://www.boschautoparts.com/documents/647135/656897/2021%20Bosch%20Wiper%20Blade%20Catalog.pdf

  • Thank you all for your assistance and help!
    – Maurice
    Nov 23, 2023 at 15:03

You ask which combination is best in this case, but don't specify what "this case" is.

As a rule of thumb, you check a reputable website/catalog to see wipers recommended for you specific car model, and deduce from that the manufacturer recommended sizes.

Yes, sometimes they will be uneven lengths.

  • And if all else fails, you can always measure the wipers that are already on the car.
    – MTA
    Nov 20, 2023 at 13:35
  • @MTA yes, you can measure the current wipers but it's not rare that there's a mismatch between that and manufacturer recommended sizes. The "wrong" sizes will still work, more or less, just not optimally, or not as the manufacturer intended.
    – Ben.T
    Nov 21, 2023 at 5:12

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