How can I find great-quality windshield wiper blades?
February 2, 2006 6:10 PM Subscribe
How can I find out who makes great-quality windshield wiper blades?
posted by stuckie to Travel & Transportation (19 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I live in Seattle, and it's been raining for about a month and a half straight now. Stock wiper blades on my '03 Honda Accord are not bad, but they're getting old.
What I USED to do in that situation is just listen to whatever sales-pitch the oil-change-people would give about "great wiper technology" and after a week they'd start streaking & squeaking and I would quietly seeth at my gullibility. Those days are over.
I'm skeptical of any information on a manufacturer's website, but can't seem to find any Consumer-Reports-like comparison about what makes blades "quality" or not, or any "user reviews" of particular makes & models (like I was easily able to find with, say, tires)
I don't mind paying for quality. I just spent $600 for 4 Goodyear TripleTred tires (#1 Consumer Reports-rated) for their longevity and the confidence that I'm going to be able to stop at least as fast as the person in front of me on the rainy freeway.
Good would be some firsthand reviews of particular blades (especially if the reviewers have also had some experience with BAD blades).
Better would be links to sites or articles that independently compare and review them according to qualitative measures, especially as it relates to heavy use & rain (as opposed to snow, I guess, which we don't get much of)... or message-boards or topics that deal with this issue.