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Unread 04-27-2012, 08:58 PM   #1
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What are the best windshield wipers.

I need a new pair soon mine have just a out had it. Not sure what brand I should get.

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Unread 04-27-2012, 09:32 PM   #2
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I prefer Bosch, they seem to work the best for me.
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Unread 04-27-2012, 09:41 PM   #3
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Rain x latitudes. A bit pricey but worth it.
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Rain X Wipers & Original Glass Treatment

Heavy, to moderate rainfall above 50mph, I don't typically need to use my wipers.

http://www.rainx.com/
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Silblades.
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I have had my silblades on for over 2 years now and they still work great.
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The cheapest ones you can find. Try Amco, they're like $4.50 each. Cost 1/3 of most blades out there, work just as well, and last just as long.
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Many cheaper blades like Trico leave black streaks on the windshield and make a bunch of noise at each swipe. I like Bosch the best.
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I need a new pair soon mine have just a out had it. Not sure what brand I should get.
Where are you?

Any basic wiper will work - the factor is keeping them fresh.

In CA, NV, AZ, and other dry climates - change them every six months.

Everywhere else? Change them annually.

I buy mine in bulk (handy having a supply chain,) and get 5-6 pair at a time. Every 2-3 years. For what I pay for one wiper locally (which is invariably fancier than you really need!) I can buy 2-3 pair of something that will work just as well for just as long, and keep them fresh and new.

It will also help if you throw a good coat of wax on your windscreen. A good hard paste wax - it works better than Rain-X (I use Rain-X for paintball goggles and such - I wax the windows on my vehicles.)

But, change them with the guidelines above, and you'll be okeh.
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Where are you?

Any basic wiper will work - the factor is keeping them fresh.

In CA, NV, AZ, and other dry climates - change them every six months.

Everywhere else? Change them annually.

I buy mine in bulk (handy having a supply chain,) and get 5-6 pair at a time. Every 2-3 years. For what I pay for one wiper locally (which is invariably fancier than you really need!) I can buy 2-3 pair of something that will work just as well for just as long, and keep them fresh and new.
I live in NV, dry and hot here. Researched and bought the Silblades, I believe they say they will last and act good as new for 5 yr minimum in hot dry climates. They do cost more of course but I was willing to give them a try given all the good reviews I read on them, plus I only have to change them once, vs. 10 times if I was to buy a cheaper set that required changing every 6 months, lol. Of course I know myself so I'd be going longer than needed, so maybe I'd end up making due with a cheap pair for the 5 years.
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Silblades have been awesome here in the moist PNW.
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Cheap ones work best for me. Tried others but none are perfect.
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I like the 14" PIAA blades
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Rain X Wipers & Original Glass Treatment

Heavy, to moderate rainfall above 50mph, I don't typically need to use my wipers.

http://www.rainx.com/


This 1000%. I RainX every vehicle I have. My wipers last a long time since I don't even have to use them much. Driving in a vehicle without RainX is amazing after you've been used to having it. It can be a torrential downpour on the expressway and I might have my wipers on low. More likely they're not even on.
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