View Full Version : What Kind of Windshield Wipers Do You Use?

Feb 4th, 2009, 07:28 PM
I was wondering what kind of windshield wipers people use?
How do you like them?
I use the regular ones, I am wondering which new one I should buy.

Feb 4th, 2009, 07:35 PM
I stil have the wiper blades that came with my truck in 2007 so i voted generic.

I am thinking of getting the Rain X ones

Feb 4th, 2009, 08:04 PM
I voted other. I have Bosch but not the icon ones. Love them!!!

Feb 4th, 2009, 08:07 PM
I have the dealer installed wipers but on my truck I used Rain-X brand.

Superior Shine
Feb 4th, 2009, 09:18 PM
I was wondering what kind of windshield wipers people use?

The long rubber black ones!

Feb 4th, 2009, 10:02 PM
It has SWF flat blade....

Feb 4th, 2009, 10:58 PM
I use generic parts store blades. I rarely have to use them in so cal. :)

Feb 5th, 2009, 05:40 AM
I've been using Rain-X Latitude blades on everything. Even my wife's new car. They are the best I've used.

Feb 5th, 2009, 11:14 AM
I have used the Bosch Excel + wipers for a long time. The worked great, but they needed to be replaced after a year.

Recently, I put the Bosch Evolutions on my car. They're bracketless (like the Icons), but are less expensive. The Evolutions have done great with the salt and freezing rain we recieved last week.

Feb 5th, 2009, 12:06 PM
Wally World wipers :hotrod2

Mr Mustang
Feb 5th, 2009, 03:13 PM
I have the standard ones, but my next ones will be rain-x latitude wipers; but I have rain-x on my windshield, so anything over 40mph, I dont even need my wipers, water just shoots right off

Feb 6th, 2009, 08:13 AM
I have a set of TripleEdge wipers I bought at WalMart on one car for five years now, thhe other for three. The darn things never wear out and still work like they were new. They also come with a lifetime warranty. www.buytripledge.com

Feb 6th, 2009, 05:30 PM
I purchase Motorcraft using a coupon for my Ford products. The cost is less than most premium priced brands ($10+ plus per wipe arm asm). You noticed they stopped selling blades to increase profit.

OEM fits perfect and works like factory since they are factory.

Feb 8th, 2009, 11:06 AM
I've put a set of regular rainx blades on my car and truck.
Seem to do the job.


Feb 9th, 2009, 07:23 AM
I have the ones similar to the Bosch Icons... 'Frameless' I guess you might say. Not that I have had them about two years I wouldn't give them up for anything!! Work very well, ever freeze up in the snow and best of all they work when your on the interstate! Seems I have always had problems in the past with my wipers lifting off the glass at high speeds or maybe I just drive too fast!?!?

Feb 12th, 2009, 06:04 AM
I use the Rain-X Latitudes. I've had them on for about a year now and they are by far the best I have ever used.

Feb 15th, 2009, 11:27 AM
Trico NeoForm on my truck, Trico ExactFit on my mothers car.

Feb 15th, 2009, 01:41 PM
i used bosch on my last car (changed recently and its got those new style bendy ones - no idea what they are but they seem pretty good) any way my last Renault Clio has Bosch (probably bit different as i am in the UK), not cheap but very very good, had them on for a good year maybe even two with no problems at all didnt even wear out or fray at the ends (it gets pretty cold here but not that warm this may cause wipers not to wear as quickly)

Mar 14th, 2009, 09:13 PM
I put the bendy Bosch blades on my car, I think they are the Icons. They work great and are easy to clean If I get them splattered with wax or polish...like I did day before yesterday. LOL

Mar 14th, 2009, 10:36 PM
I use the Rain-X weatherbeather wiper blades. Best wiper blades I've ever used! :dp:

Mark McGuire
Mar 15th, 2009, 03:27 AM
I use the 5 dollar ones you get at wal-mart. They work good for me and I change them every year.

Mar 15th, 2009, 06:25 AM
I have the standard ones, but my next ones will be rain-x latitude wipers; but I have rain-x on my windshield, so anything over 40mph, I dont even need my wipers, water just shoots right off

Agreed. I use Bosch Excel's. Since I generously apply Rainx during the warm months, I rearely need to use my wipers.

HOWEVER, it seems the Bosch quality is slipping. I used to make a pair of Excel's last two years. A year ago I replaced the blades on my 02' Corolla, and already they need replacement.

Apr 16th, 2009, 01:13 PM
latitudes. their good so far, but I'd rather have none.

Apr 17th, 2009, 08:37 AM
I was wondering what kind of windshield wipers people use?
How do you like them?
I use the regular ones, I am wondering which new one I should buy.

I've tried all kinds of named, specialty blades over the years and always come back to Anco. I swap winter blades on in the Fall and take 'em off in Spring and generally replace blades every other year... so they each get about 1 year of cumulative use.

The environment attacks rubber blades and degrades them more than usage. Keeping 'em clean prolongs life and enhances performance. I used to clean the crud off the blades with alcohol pads but it tends to dry out the rubber. I now use 303 Wiper Blade Treatment a couple of times a year, keeps 'em clean, black and supple.

Just went to pick up some summer refills at Pep Boys since they have a $10 off coupon for a $30 or more purchase.


Pep Boys no longer carry refills, you've got to buy the arm too for all their brands of blades. Anco has a new AeroVantage arm that's supposed to prevent lifting for 10 bucks each with a $10 rebate. I picked up a bottle of UQW to bring the order up to 30 buck and after the discount and rebate essentially the blades are free.

Good deal and the UQW is a sweet product!


dudley's auto detailing
Apr 18th, 2009, 09:58 AM
Super Sporza Silicone w/Spoiler Wiper Blades (Carbon Fiber (http://www.tirerack.com/accessories/piaa/super_sporza_splr_cf.jsp)


very good can't find the rain x ones over here in uk..

Andrew C.
Apr 22nd, 2009, 10:48 PM
Bosch Icons are amazing!

May 7th, 2009, 05:56 AM
how amazing are the bosch icons?? been wanting to try them for a long time..

May 7th, 2009, 10:58 AM
I like my Icons, but Consumer Reports (for what its worth) rated the RainX ones higher.

May 14th, 2009, 11:57 AM
Just to give you an Update, I ended up buying the Rain X Latitude windshield wipers.
Although my Mechanic suggestion something by Trico, but it had to be a specific type, because one the of the Tricos is not very good.

May 14th, 2009, 10:51 PM
Let us know how they do.

Black Bart
May 24th, 2009, 05:14 AM
IMO Anco and Trico are junk can't get 6 months out of them till they get hard and make noise.
About a year ago I bought Rain-X and they are still working geat.

Compared to years ago ALL blades are **** they no longer use 100% rubber

May 29th, 2009, 04:50 PM
I've got Bosch now and have used RainX in the past. Just like they say they're all good for about 6 months.

May 31st, 2009, 06:31 PM
I use Collinite 845 IW on the windshield and some Michelin wipers I got on clearance at Target a few months back. Little choppy at times, but considering the Collinite beads the water and it rolls off in the wind, I use the wipers less. It's an even trade, but I really like the extreme beading on the glass during a heavy downpour.

Anyone that has a Volvo S70/850 knows that it has two wiper settings.
1. Light mist / drizzle
2. Hurricane style rain storm

Maybe they don't get much rain in Sweden? Either way, I still like the car.

Jun 1st, 2009, 08:30 PM
i used to be able to get replacemnt rubbers from honda and they were good quality.They stopped doing them and i have to use cheap stuff.it's okay but not as good as before,though.

Jun 1st, 2009, 08:33 PM
I voted other. I have Bosch but not the icon ones. Love them!!!

Hi,BZ.going by your avatar,do you buy bosch blades for a honda? If so,which model?mines a '93 civic,so they might not do them for that age of car.

Sep 14th, 2009, 06:56 AM
I had Michelin's on my Taurus SHO, and also on my Explorer. I took them off the Explorer b/c they chattered too much on the highway, and really weren't the best in the winter. The long wipers on the SHO lost the edges on the highways as well, and flopped around a bit, even with the wind blade on the SHO wiper arm. Need to be careful with the Michelins (not sure on the others) as the plastic edges will chip and break off if you let them smack the window at all (even from a few inches) when putting wiper arms back down.

I went back to regular metal framed wipers on my Explorer, and like them much better.

Just my .02 :nervous1


Sep 15th, 2009, 08:02 AM
Rainx latitudes on my Caprice car.
Autozone Valuecraft blades on my daily beat'n Camry.

Sep 15th, 2009, 10:01 AM
I voted other. I have Bosch but not the icon ones. Love them!!!
Same here.

Bosch + Rain-X

Sep 15th, 2009, 12:43 PM

Sep 18th, 2009, 11:21 AM
Good to hear the triple-edge last so long; just got some frameless, ****** blades - not sure brand, but got from Advanceautoparts... seem to work very well, but were pretty pricey.

Sep 21st, 2009, 09:58 AM
Got some Duralast ones from AutoZone. What a mistake that was. The "universal fit" clip is total garbage, and doesn't fit all cars. Went to Kragen/Orielly and got Trico ExactFit instead.

Sep 21st, 2009, 01:03 PM
Bosch Icon blades with RainX orange washer fluid on my Colorado and wife's Escape. Rarely use the wipers on my truck except in the winter on the highway.

Has anyone noticed if Autozone (or was it Advance Auto Parts?) is doing the 2 for 1 pricing on Bosch Wipers this fall like they have the last couple of years?

rusty bumper
Sep 21st, 2009, 06:56 PM
I have the Trico "snap to fit" blade refills on my car, but I don't like them.

The best blades I've ever used were the OEMs from Dodge. Used to get the whole blade & refill for $5 there, but not anymore.

Apr 3rd, 2010, 03:06 AM
I've been suing Rain-X Latitude wipers on my vehicles for 3 years now and are the best wiper blade I've ever used.

Dec 7th, 2010, 02:48 PM
For what is worth, the July 2010 Consumer Reports rates them in this order:
1) Valeo 600 Series
2) RainX Latitude
3) Anco 31 Series
4) Michelin RainForce

Dec 7th, 2010, 11:02 PM
PIAA Super Silicone & PIAA Super Sporza Silicone ...these look great! They come with window treatment wipes......

Nov 30th, 2011, 10:20 AM
My dad has always been buying blades from Rain X, but last time when we purchased blades for the whole fleet, we ended up buying Bosch because they were 2 for 1. I don't notice any difference between the two.

Dec 3rd, 2011, 04:31 PM
Bosh Icon on every vehicle I own, love em!

May 2nd, 2012, 05:06 PM
$5 Anco from Walmart + Rain-X

I put Rain-X on every two weeks during winter and replace Anco's every season. Works fantastically. Also use Rain-X washer fluid. Any other fluid buggers up the Rain-X coating.