Windshield wiper blades are probably the most neglected part of the vehicle when it is being serviced but they should be serviced just like any part of the vehicle because of the important role they have. Without windshield wiper blades the driver would not be able to see and it would be very dangerous to drive through rain or snow. They also have other uses such as cleaning the windshield when the dust has accumulated and sometimes when a person drives behind another vehicle dirt and mud is also deposited on the windshield for which the wipers can be used to clean it off. High-quality windshield wipers are essential for safe driving.
Features and requirements
Windshield wipers and blades come in different sizes and each model has their own design. The windshield wiper is designed to clean the windshield effectively and clean the biggest surface area as possible. The rubber of the blade must be flexible but not too soft to ensure that the windshield will be cleaned and giving the driver a clear view of the road up ahead.
- Price should not be a factor due to the important role that the windshield wiper has to do with the visibility.
- The size of the windshield wiper is essential and should be the exact length that is recommended by the manufacturer
- The materials used must be of the highest quality to enhance the cleaning of the windshield without making any streaks or noise.
- Top windshield wipers will be made of a material that will last and not harden over a period time, therefore, it is important that they are only purchased from best manufacturers.
- Some windshield wipers have added features which allow them to be reversed and in that way prolong the life of the wiper.
Rain-X 5079279-1 Latitude Wiper Blade 22”
The Rain-X wiper blade prevents snow and ice build up because there is no exposed metal on the wiper blade. When it is in use the operation is smooth and does not make any chatter noise because the blades are covered with a graphite coating. The wiper blade has extra grip and is very easy to install with a pre-installed j-hook adaptor. The Rain-X has a length of 22” and is made from synthetic rubber which will withstand extreme weather conditions.
The blades are reversible and if you do this periodically they last a lot longer. The reason they can be reversed is because the j-hook adapter has two cylindrical tabs that lock the blades. This is not possible with some of the other windshield blades because the clips are fixed. The price of the wiper blades is less than $14,00 and does not reflect the quality of the blade. The windshield wiper blade reviews are impressed with the quality and performance of the blade and deserve consideration if you need new windshield wiper blades.
Michelin 8526 Stealth Ultra Windshield Wiper Blade with Smart Technology 26”
Michelin 8526 windshield wiper blades come with the smart hinge technology that allows the blade to grip the windshield across its total length and at the same time the smart hinge does not allow any snow, dirt or ice damage the blade. The traditional type wiper blades were prone to wind lift and were also getting clogged with snow, ice and leaves. Beam type blades apply too little pressure to the centre and the outside of the blade.
The patented hinge of the Michelin 8526 wiper blade is easy to install and the blades also have independent suspension which allows the blade to form to the shape of the windshield. The windshield wiper blades are made of the highest quality material and have been tested to do 300000 wipes per blade and after using them for a period of two years there are no signs of streaks or chatter noise. With Michelin’s reputation, these wipers are well worth the price.
OEM Quality 21” + 18” AERO Premium Season Frameless Windshield Wiper Blades
The OEM quality wiper blades are easy to install and are all season wiper blades. There is no reason to change the blades to suit snowing or raining conditions. They fit the windscreen perfectly due to the flexible spine and grips the windshield perfectly. The aerodynamic design reduces the possibility of wind lift, reduces the drag and noise. Because the wipers are frameless it reduces the possibility of any snow and ice build up.
The manufacturer claims that the wipers have been tested to 1 million wipes and will withstand temperatures ranges from +70 degree C down to -40 degree C. The blades are made from premium natural rubber and coated with Dupont Teflon coating. These car windshield wipers are not a well-known name but with the high-quality design and material used these windshield wipers blade reviews are good. They come with protective covers and these need to be removed before they are installed.
Valeo 900201B Frameless ULTIMATE 20” All season OE replacement Wiper Blade
The Valeo 900201B wiper blade is rated as on the the best in its class with an aerodynamic design attributed to the intergrated spoiler and high speed performance. It is designed and manufactured with one piece of rubber where most wiper blades are two pieces of rubber joined together. It has over 1500 pressure points which results in the quietest performance with no vibration or chatter noise. The blade is easy to fit and is compatible with most motor vehicle windshields. The blade is designed with an ultra flat design so that the driver can enjoy maximum visibility and also has better windshield pressure due to the pressure from the spoiler and the aerodynamic flat design of the windshield wiper blade which maintains the pressure even at high speeds.
The blades are made from the latest Tec3 rubber making it one of the quieter wiper blades and the longest lasting. With the technology of having 1500 pressure points makes it one of the best wiper blades and with the flat design there is also no snow or ice build up.
Bosch 22A ICON Wiper Blade – 22”
The windshield wiper size is 22″ and uses the exclusive dual rubber technology which allows for a superior wiping performance and no chatter noise. The blades are tensioned with dual steel springs which create tension memory and applies uniform pressure across the whole length of the wiper blade. It is installed with a double locking type connector which gives double the safety. The design does not allow for any snow or ice build up and the enclosed spring allows the blade to keeps its flexibility. The Bosch Windshield wiper blades are the best-rated wipers and with the asymmetrical flexible spoiler, design optimises the downward force from the wind which in turn keeps the wiper blade firmly against the windshield at any speed the vehicle is travelling.
The Bosch 22A ICON Wiper Blade is more expensive than other wiper blades on the market but they will outlast the other makes due to the better design which does not allow damage from snow or ice and the superior materials used.