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Best Wiper Blades

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Best Wiper Blades

Help a girl out please ... hubby is gone away on business, i just lost a wiper blade on the drive to work this morning. What's the best wiper blade to use? We live in a cold climate, ice/snow/rain most winters.
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The old traditional winter blades with a rubber sheath.
Best to have a summer and winter pair. Most stores now are just offering expensive flex style type wipers.
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Bosch Icons are widely available and are regarded as the "best" blade for most situations.
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I got Michelin ones from Costco. Inexpensive and works like charm.
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AstulzerRSX wrote: Bosch Icons are widely available and are regarded as the "best" blade for most situations.
Agree ^ ^ ^
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Michelin from Costco.
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I'm gonna be third to say Bosch Icon. They've been fantastic for me. I drive all over Canada for work. So deal with all sorts of crappy weather. They cost more but they last longer.

I've never tried Michelin from Costco though. So I can't comment if they're just as good or not.
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For you situation just grab some Michelin from costco. They aren't the best but they are the best for your situation (low cost and readily available)
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Key question: why did one of your wipers fall off?

You really want to avoid that happening again as it can damage the windshield.
I suspect it happened as you had aftermarket wipers with cheap plastic universal-fit attachments that just broke apart.
Or they were never properly locked in place in the first instance.

Original equipment blades with metal attachment points are usually best.
But given your present predicament, and the need to deal with ice and snow, the Michelin Hybrid blade might be your best bet.
Note that there are many models of Michelin blades, such as RainForce, but ignore those and go for the Hybrid Stealth Ultra.
It has a lower profile attachment than some other brands so looks neater and may help ensure the arm travels at a distance from the glass that your automaker intended.
BTW, don't assume these are actually made by the well-known tire company. They just get paid by some little wiper manufacturer to have the Michelin name on them.
But they do get good reviews and it may be a case of you get what you pay for.
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I like the trico ice from costco online (if they fit your car - with their mounting you need to check as they don't work for all) for winter. I've run the michelin's from in store too - probably your best value, and fastest to get. I've run bosch summer blades, very good but double the $.
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macnut wrote: Key question: why did one of your wipers fall off?
Ummmm, I reached out when driving to give the blade a flick to clear some ice, it fell off. I'll deny that when hubby asks me.

Thanks for recommendations everyone - I found some Bosch ones! We don't have a Costco so that was a no go. :)
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AstulzerRSX wrote: Bosch Icons are widely available and are regarded as the "best" blade for most situations.
I agree with this, I have a pair of Bosch Icons for my SUV.
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You never clear hard ice with wipers. You'll destroy it.
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I use OEM Ford wiper blades (special order here in Canada because they carry Motorcraft parts - you need the Ford part). Last 2-3 years (good all year long) : $40 for a pair on my Focus.
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Bosch Icon and trico both worked out good for me. My OEM sucks.
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PIAA super silicone is all I use now. Best wipers I've ever had.
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IMO factory wiper blades are the best. Just go to the dealer and get the rubber inserts. They are so cheap you can afford to change them every year.
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I bought Trico online and it's amazing! No streaks which especially helps during winter season. I would buy one again next time.
Good luck!

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