Busy with maintaining the running capabilities of our cars, we often take the importance of well-maintained windshields for granted. It isn’t until bad weather catches us by surprise that we realize just how important it is to have a clear windshield when driving. As with most factory-installed components, windshield wipers will sometimes be sub-par, which is where brand wipers come into play.
Due to the fact that some people get confused about the language used by manufacturers when addressing windshield wipers, we took it upon ourselves to educate you on what to look for when buying them for your car. Without further ado, here are the ten best windshield wipers on the market today.
10ANCO C-20-UB Contour Wiper Blade
Anco’s C-20-UB wipers are designed to provide superior blade-to-windshield contact at all times regardless of weather. Thanks to their exclusive DuraKlear-Plus wiper element, they provide a streak free wipe that won’t inconvenience your view of the road ahead in any way. At the same time, they benefit from a KwikConnect Installation System that provides a quick and easy wiper blade replacement that doesn’t require too many tools.
9Michelin 3718 RainForce All Weather Performance Windshield Wiper Blade
Michelin doesn’t just make quality tires, mind you, but high-end windshield wipers as well. Made with a compression molded, all-natural rubber coating, these particular wipers provide quiet, long-lasting wiping that won’t scratch the windshield or rub it too hard. This is particularly interesting given the fact that they have an all-metal, riveted frame design with an EZ-LOK connector system that ensures a fast and secure installation at the same time.
8Bosch 26OE ICON Wiper Blade
Thanks to an exclusive FX dual rubber construction, these wipers will resist heat and weather deterioration almost twice as much as standard windshield wipers. They also have a patented beam design with a shielded connector that optimizes visibility under extreme weather conditions while being very flexible and efficient at the same time. Furthermore, they feature exclusive tension springs that create a custom contour according to the curvature of each side of the windshield.
7Bosch 3397001539 Original Equipment Replacement Wiper Blade
Equipped with a fully-enclosed metal tension spring and a precision-cut natural rubber wiping edge, these might just be some of the most flexible wipers out there. Due to an aerodynamic all-steel frame, these wipers will provide close and efficient wiping at all times regardless of weather. At the same time, they are built to resist weather deterioration up to 50% better than standard windshield wipers.
6Valeo 900221B Frameless ULTIMATE 22″ All-Season OE Replacement Wiper Blade
Designed as an all-season wiper, this particular wiper blade will not collect ice or snow like normal wipers due to the fact that it doesn’t have any metal superstructure. Thanks to its Tec3 advanced rubber technology, it will provide you with a quiet wiping at all times. Furthermore, this wiper features some very interesting aerodynamics that it owes to an integrated spoiler that ensures an extended durability overall.
5Bosch 3397118979 Original Equipment Replacement Wiper Blade
Rather simplistic by design, this smooth wiper blade benefits from dual precision-tensioned steel springs intended to create tension memory, thus applying uniform pressure throughout the entire blade. It also features an aerodynamic wind spoiler that creates extra downforce, preventing any potential blade lift-off. It should also be said that it has an exclusive weather shield connector system that not only prevents any snow/ice build-ups but a system that protects the arm of the blade against virtually any weather damage it might sustain.
4Bosch 3397118933 Original Equipment Replacement Wiper Blade
While most of Bosch’s wiper blades are designed with rigidity and durability in mind, this particular wiper aims to reduce friction noise as much as possible while providing you with proper wiping at the same time. It features an FX dual-rubber-technology flex element intended to resist ozone damage and potential hardening, which when combined with a high-end weather shield connector system makes this wiper blade one of the best money can buy.
3Bosch 22B ICON Wiper Blade
It is imperative for any good wiper to be not only efficient but easy to install as well and Bosch’s 22B ICON Wiper Blade certainly fits the profile. Thanks to a patented beam design with a shielded connector, this blade will optimize visibility even when dealing with extreme weather conditions. It also benefits from a flexible asymmetric spoiler designed to distribute a constant downward force throughout the blade in order to hold it firmly onto the windshield when the car is going at high speed.
2Rain-X 5079280-1 Latitude Wiper Blade
Rain-X 5079280 is designed to prevent ice and snow build-up by eliminating exposed metal components altogether. Instead, it uses a smooth, chatter-free wipe made from blended graphite with a coated rubber blade. It also provides enhanced flexibility and grip through its durable rubber-encased substructure and a rubber squeegee that withstands extreme weather conditions while its contoured shape applies continuous pressure on the windshield.
1Bosch 24A ICON Wiper Blade
Easy to install, the 24A ICON Wiper Blade from Bosch is one of the best windshield wipers on the market at this point in time. As a result of a patented beam design with a shielded connector, this wiper optimizes visibility under extreme weather conditions while preventing any potential build-ups from occurring. Furthermore, by using an exclusive tension spring arcing technology, this wiper will create a custom contour according to the curvature of the windshield. This will enable it to maximize its wiping capacity without causing any damage to the windshield.