Is there any consensus among experts as to what the best wipers are?


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Old 03-20-23, 02:22 PM
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Is there any consensus among experts as to what the best wipers are?

And I guess by 'best' I mean both longest lasting and best performing?

I've tried so many brands/models over the years and it seems that no matter what they cost ($15/blade or $30/blade), or the brand/style/feature/whatever, they all perform about the same which is decent at best, and they don't seem to last very long either before getting squeaky, etc..

I do clean/detail my cars, and pay extra attention to the windshield (so I don't believe there's buildup/residue).

I do also live in the northeast so we get all sorts of weather during the year (hot/cold/cold/hot...).

Thanks for any thoughts/suggestions.
 
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Old 03-20-23, 02:52 PM
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I buy Bosch Evolutions for all my cars, have been very pleased with their performance.

Long life can be attributed to clean windshields, not running them when there is ice on the window, and keeping the windshield treated with Rain-X.

A tip, you can find them for sale (probably most brands) on eBay for about 40% less than your corner rip-off auto parts store.
 
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Old 03-21-23, 04:51 AM
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I have had good luck with beam-type wipers. My cars have large windshields and take long wipers. Beam wipers have a built-in curve and work better for cars that need longer wipers.
 
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Old 03-21-23, 05:22 AM
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I like the beam style also, especially since they generally resist snow and ice buildup without having a stiff outer wrap of rubber like some "winter" blades.

Cleaning the blades themselves with alcohol or vinegar and something like a white scotchbrite pad seems to buy some extra life as well, as long as the blades aren't too far gone. This is especially useful if you've gone through a car wash with spray wax of some type.
 
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Old 03-21-23, 09:18 AM
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Those Evolutions are beam style!
 
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Old 03-21-23, 10:43 AM
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I've had good luck with Rain X blades on my vans.
 
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Old 03-25-23, 05:42 AM
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I forget the brand but I have had beam wipers that were too soft and the outer ends did not wipe the rain off while the middle wiped fine.
 
 

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