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Apr 18, 2023

Best Wiper Blades

If you're in the market for new wiper blades, there are plenty of good options

If you're in the market for new wiper blades, there are plenty of good options and these are the best!

The automotive industry being as vast as it is, gives ample opportunities for other peripheral industries to offer a variety of products. Because of this, even when it comes to the seemingly insignificant parts, we have countless options to choose from.

Windshield wiper blades are often dismissed as a rather insignificant aspect of the car, and when it's time for them to be changed, people tend to go for whatever they find in the nearest service station. But should you really make a compromise with the parts responsible for how much visibility you have through your windshield? Here are the top 10 wiper blades currently available on the market.

Bosch is an old name, dating back to 1886. One of the things the company is best known for is its automotive components and accessories. From light bulbs, through OBD scan tools, to making ECU modules for a variety of vehicles. They also offer some of the best wiper blades currently in the market.

The Bosch ICON is a beam-type blade that features tension springs and no brackets. This makes the blade flexible and gives it superior performance, regardless of weather conditions. In addition, its asymmetrical spoiler makes for an effortless wiping, while being quiet. The Borsch wiper blades are said to offer up to 40 percent longer life span than any other product on the market. The rubber blade is also the most resistant to cracking. Bosch consistently offers premium levels of quality, which is why they are equipped as standard on many German luxury vehicles.

This is one of the most popular options on the list. The company focuses on quality and makes sure high-quality materials are used for the wiper blades. The blade itself consists of synthetic rubber. The design is flush, with no exposed metal elements, which means no ice or snow would enter between the elements, thus decreasing effectiveness.

It comes in a variety of sizes, so you shouldn't have any trouble finding the right one for your vehicle. The wiper features a J-hook for easier installation. That said, additional attachments come as standard. Overall, a very flexible choice with good performance.

Valeo is another major company in the automotive business, producing a wide variety of vehicle parts. The 900 Ultimate is a beam-type wiper blade, featuring „Теc3" advanced rubber technology, for smoother and quieter wiping. Thanks to enhanced aero-acoustics, wind noise is reduced by up to 3Db. The Valeo 900 blade boasts best in class aerodynamics because of its cleverly-designed spoiler.

However, its frameless design means there is no metal structure to hold ice or snow and protect the wiper blade from harsh conditions. The blade also features integrated flexors, providing over 1,500 pressure points for a maximized contact with the windshield. Overall, it's one of the best all-season options if you’re experiencing mild rain or snow.

Here's a contender for the best windshield wiper that's a bit on the cheap side. The Anco 31-Series features a conventional design with "DuraKlear" exclusive rubber compound along a vented bridge, as well as a high-performance polymer for an OE fit. This model of windshield wipers is a good option if you live in an area that doesn't experience a lot of rain and snow. The wiper blades are offered in sizes from 10 to 28 inches and are easy to replace thanks to a "KwikConnect" system. The ANCO 31 will not perform as well as its hybrid or beam counterparts, but it is the best budget option on the list.

Above all else, Michelin is known for its tires. However, the company also includes a wide range of wiper blades in its product portfolio. Michelin and grip are two words that go together like ham and cheese. The Stealth Ultra is a hybrid design wiper blade that features a unique "Smart-Flex" design which enables the blade to adapt to the windshield's curvature, for a more consistent contact patch. They utilize an advanced rubber compound for the blade, which delivers smooth and quiet motion, regardless of weather conditions.

Thanks to an "EZ Lok" connector system, installation is pretty straightforward. However, some of the adapters are not compatible with some vehicles. These wiper blades are probably the best winter windshield wipers on the list, as they are recommended for those who experience a lot of ice and snow.

Compatibility is the word of the day here. The PIAA can fit almost any vehicle out there. The variety of sizes is also quite decent, varying from 12 to 26 inches. In addition, they come with a wide range of adapters. In terms of wiping capabilities, PIAA 95955 is known to be one of the best on the market.

The frame features an aerodynamic design, which means equal pressure points throughout the length of the windshield wiper. When installed, however, the wiper does need a few days to break in, which means it might streak for the first few days. After that, it will be trouble-free. The silicone rubber blade has a special invisible coating, which helps disperse water from your windshield. In addition to performing well, the silicone windshield blades are very durable as well.

Among the best-rated windshield wipers is the RainEater G3. It features a low profile, frameless design, for smooth, quiet, and streak-free windshield wiping. The RainEater is advertised as being used by storm chasers and people in the aerospace industry, which hints at their capabilities in extreme conditions. The more streamlined construction means an even wiping action, as well as easy installation. In addition, fewer parts mean less wear and tear, and less streaking. It comes with a universal connector, which means it can be installed on basically anything. The RainEater G3 is an excellent all-season option.

Aero joins the list with all-season beam-style wiper blades and a six-month warranty. That said, you do get extra rubber refills, which effectively doubles the longevity of the windshield wiper blades. A specially blended rubber has been used for the blades, in order to provide a clean, smooth, quiet, and streak-free experience. For optimal windshield contact, the Aero features a flexible spine. Unlike most of its competition, the Aero comes in a pair, which makes them one of the more cost-effective options out there. Although they perform quite well in all-season conditions, they are not as effective as some of the more premium options.

All of the above-mentioned are exceptional or good performers, but for optimal results, the Bosch ICON is considered the best of the bunch.

Many of the brands on this list are consistent in providing high-quality products. For the best possible results, you’d want to look at products from Bosch, Valeo, or Michelin.

Currently, the best-rated windshield wipers come from Bosch.

Dim's fascination with cars began when he was just six. Born into a family of car enthusiasts and racing drivers, he started learning basic mechanics and driving from an early age. While he loves writing for any car, Dim is most interested in exploring obscure and forgotten cars as well as finding the best deals on the enthusiast car market. His passion took him to car restoration in the Malta Classic Car Museum, where he briefly worked on a 1964 Jaguar E-Type and an Alfa Romeo Junior. In Malta, he also graduated Media and Communications, which further improved his skills as an automotive journalist. Dim is always ready to get behind the wheel of any car and tell you all about it later.