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10 Best Wiper Blades To Buy in 2017

If your car’s wiper blades are splitting, streaking, skipping, or squeaking, it’s the perfect time for a replacement.

When it comes to choosing the best wiper blades for your car, it’s imperative that you consider the size and fitment.

Of course, windscreen wiper blades vary a lot in terms of shape, size, design, precision, power, and quality, but even the best quality blades may perform poorly if they fail to fit properly, especially with new cars. You will want to find wiper blades that can fight tough rain conditions with ease, especially if you live in areas like Northern Queensland where it can rain like a waterfall.

Here are the top 10 best wiper blades to buy in 2017. You may need to import some models from overseas if you can’t find them at your local auto store.

Rain-X RX30226-5PK Weatherbeater Wiper Blade- 26-Inches

These high-quality traditional blades with lasting durability defined by galvanized steel provide a smooth, streak-free, and quiet glide thanks to their friction reducer and multiple pressure points for high-speed performance every time you use the wiper blades on your car’s windscreen.

For quick and easy installation, the wiper blades come with a pre-installed small j-hook adapter. Also included is a large j-hook, multi-adapter for side pin, and bayonet wiper blade arms.

Bosch ICON 13A Wiper Blade- 13-Inches

Made with Exclusive FX dual rubber that resists heat and ozone deterioration, these wiper blades last up to 40% longer than other conventional wiper blades – our strong sun in Australia affects wiper blade rubber quickly.

Their patented beam design with shielded connector optimizes visibility in rainy or foggy conditions while the tension spring arching technology creates a custom-fit. The flexible asymmetrical spoiler holds the blades firmly to the windshield at higher speeds.

Rain-X 5079279-1 Latitude Wiper Blade- 22-Inches

With its blended graphite-coated rubber blades featuring an aerodynamic design, the Rain Latitude delivers a smooth, clean, and streak-free glide even in the worst weather conditions. The rubber-encased substructure enhances flexibility and grip, and the lack of exposed metal components effectively prevents ice and snow build-up (not that that’ll be a problem in most of Australia).

The synthetic rubber squeegee withstands extreme weather condition, and these wiper blades are quick and easy to install on any car.

Bosch ICON 22B Wiper Blade- 22-Inches

The Exclusive FX dual rubber helps the blades resist heat and ozone deterioration for lasting durability.

When faced with extreme weather conditions, the Bosch ICON will ensure maximum visibility, thanks to its patented beam design. The tension spring arching technology creates a custom-contoured fit to the curvature on the passenger side.

While operating at high speeds, the flexible asymmetrical spoiler evenly distributes downward force which holds the blades firmly.

OEM Quality 26-Inches All-Season Frameless Windshield Wiper Blades

These all-season frameless wiper blades do a great job delivering a smooth, clean, and streak-free glide, thanks to their specially blended rubber construction. This durable construction ensures long-lasting performance even in tough weather conditions.

The blades feature an aerodynamic design that reduces drag and wind lift while providing a quiet glide.

ANCO 31-Series 31-22 Wiper Blade- 22-Inches

Enjoy a clear streak-free wipe even in the roughest weather conditions provided by DuraKlear exclusive rubber used to construct the ANCO wiper blades.

Installation is quick and easy, thanks to the KwikConnect Installation System and the Vented bridge and metal flexor ensures O.E. fit and function.

Bosch Evolution 4813 Wiper Blade- 13-Inches

The Bosch wiper blades feature a patented bracketless design for better visibility and performance, symmetrical wind spoiler that allows for exceptional performance even in tough weather conditions, and precision-tensioned dual steel spring applies uniform pressure along blade length for clear visibility.

They are constructed with specially blended natural rubber that removes even the smallest water/moisture droplets for crystal-clear visibility and safer driving. The double locking connector helps provide a quick and secure connection for high-speed gliding.

Michelin 8526 Stealth Ultra Windshield Wiper Blade with Smart Technology

With its Smart Hinge Joints, the wiper blades are able to grip the windshield securely across the entire blade length during high-speed wiping. The Patented Smart Hinge cover ensures the blades will not get clogged with snow, debris, and ice, allowing them to work more effectively.

The EZ-lok connector system ensures hassle-free replacement and the blades’ independent suspension which adjusts to your windshield’s shape ensures a secure grip to the entire blade length.

Valeo 900293B Frameless ULTIMATE 29-Inches All-Season OE Replacement Wiper Blade

With the Valeo 900293B wiper blades, you will enjoy high-speed performance even in the toughest weather conditions. The construction does not include any metal superstructure, preventing the collection of ice and snow.

They are constructed with Tec3 advanced rubber technology for lasting durability and quiet glide. The even blade-to-windshield pressure that is attributed to the integrated flexors ensures optimum visibility, high-performance, and long-lasting durability.

AERO OEM Quality All-Season Beam Windshield Wiper Blade

As OEM replacement wiper blades, quality and fitment are guaranteed with the AERO wiper blades.

They are constructed with specially blended rubber which delivers a smooth, clean, and streak-free wipe. Their construction with highly durable material ensures lasting durability and the patented design prevents snow and ice build-up.

Enjoy reduced drag, noise, and wind lift, thanks to the blades’ aerodynamic design.

Cleaning

The best wiper blades for your car will get the job done without many hassles. Those that provide a custom fit and a smooth, clean finish and designed to work on any vehicle are the best option. You’ll still need to keep them clean, though. Car cleaning kits are available from good automotive stores or online.

Darren is an expert on driving and transport, and is a member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists

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