How to Buy Good Quality Windshield Wiper Blades

The windshield wiper blades are responsible for keeping the windshield clean and clear from rain, snow, slush, and everything else that gets kicked up on it. Without these wiper blades, we would certainly have a hard time seeing out the windshield. Here are a few things to consider with regards to windshield wiper blades:

  • Season: When shopping for windshield wiper blades, consider the season you wish to use them for. Summer windshield wiper blades are made different than winter windshield wiper blades. It is suggested you change them as the season switches and temperatures either drop or rise. Typically the summer blades are cheaper than the winter blades, and for good reason since the winter ones need to be more durable.

  • Summer blades: A summer windshield wiper blade generally isn't quite as heavy, the moving parts are visible, and while it is still made of rubber, it's not quite as thick of a rubber.

  • Winter blades: In general, a winter windshield wiper blade tends to be built a bit stronger, usually has a shield around the joints so ice and snow doesn't clog it up, and it is typically made of a synthetic rubber. This kind of rubber manages to stay soft even in the coldest of winter temperatures. Furthermore, it isn't prone to cracking due to ice.

  • Size of the blade: Before shopping for wiper blades, be sure you know the size you are looking for. This can be found in your owner’s manual. If you forget to take a look, most stores offer a book you can refer to and look up the make and model of your car.

There are different types and sizes of windshield wiper blades and although they perform the same basic job, you definitely want to be sure you’re aware of the minor differences.

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Adam

17 years of experience
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Adam
17 years of experience
Ford F-250 Super Duty V8-6.7L Turbo Diesel - Windshield Wiper Blade - Lake Worth, Florida
Adam was extremely professional. Identified the problems quickly and addressed them. I would not hesitate to reccomend him. I plan on having him work on my vehicles from now on.
Hyundai Accent - Windshield Wiper Blade - Delray Beach, Florida
Adam was professional, very efficient and knowledgeable about car repairs. He completed his work in record time, and was non-intrusive, patiently answering all my questions. I would not hesitate to recommend him as a worthy auto mechanic. Thank you, Adam!

Tabitha

17 years of experience
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Tabitha
17 years of experience
Toyota Corolla L4-1.8L - Windshield Wiper Blade - San Diego, California
I scheduled an appointment with Tabitha for oil/filter, tire rotation, and wiper blade replacement. The estimated completion time was 1.5 hours and Tabitha was able to get the work done in half the time. My car started making noises after she left and she came back the next morning and fixed the issue. She is very knowledgeable about what she does and goes out of her way to make sure your car runs as it should. Thanks Tabitha!

Greg

22 years of experience
333 reviews
Greg
22 years of experience
Ford E-150 Econoline V8-5.8L - Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement - Mesa, Arizona
Experience was great except I did not request Wiper Blades. I have worked with Greg does fine. I just want to know who Benji is and why he ordered me a set of $185.00 wiper blades. Beji also charged $119.00 to sell me the Blades plus $185 for blades.Very Confusing transaction and who is Benji?I just need to find out what is killing the Battery after it sits a couple of days. If it is the battery then it has a warranty and I can get a new one.I thought by dis-connecting the Alarm would solve the problem but I guess not.Benji is on your list of Mechanics who are expert in Electrical according to your Customer Service.Maybe they can explain how he got involved. as I have no clue as to what happened and I need my Battery fixed.I picked Greg to begin with as you have good references.

Jay

23 years of experience
149 reviews
Jay
23 years of experience
Ford Escape L4-2.5L - Windshield Wiper Blade - Schaumburg, Illinois
Used Jay a few times now, and every time he does a great job. Not only does he do great work, but he provides the services you need, not what will make him the most money.

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