The Best Windshield Wipers for the Upcoming Monsoon

Windshield wipers are an often-overlooked maintenance item on your vehicle, but they’re really important when it comes to safety. Poor wipers can affect visibility in harsh rainy or snowy weather, and you don’t want to wait until you’re caught in a storm to realize your wipers need to be replaced. When it comes to choosing the best wiper blades, there are some things that you need to keep in mind. Apart from the obvious fact that you need to know about the compatibility with your vehicle, you also need to see if the manufacturer is good enough and if the windshield wiper you are looking at has received positive reviews. We recommend choosing high quality windshield wipers instead of going for very cheap options, as these wipers will last a long time and go a long way in ensuring your safety.
If like many of our friends you too don’t know what type of wiper to choose, read on to find out more about our favourite windshield wipers!
  1. Bosch 26A ICON: Bosch as a company has turned out some pretty great products in the past so we were quite excited when we found out that they are launching windshield wipers as well. At this point, we should probably tell you that the 26 in the name is actually the size of the wipers ie. 26 inches. Bosch has also launched wipers in other dimensions ranging from 13 to 24 inches, thus covering the entire spectrum. Coming to the features, the Icon wiper blade comes with FX dual rubber lining that helps avoid a lot of common problems like functioning noise. These wipers ensure that you won’t hear any chattering noises. This also ends up increasing the lifespan for about 40 percent, making sure you get your money’s worth over the years.
  2. Rain-X Latitude: Easily the most raved about windshield wiper on our list, this one comes with careful crafting that is totally worth the price in our opinion. The material is high quality synthetic rubber, ensuring great performance and durability. These are also available in multiple sizes to make sure your beloved vehicle finds an exact match. Another unique feature of these wipers is pre-installed small j-hook that you can use to attach the wiper with. Even if your vehicle uses some other attachment, be rest assured that you will find a Rain-X wiper that is compatible with it, considering the fact that all the wipers come with multiple attachments.
  3. ANCO 31-Series: If you live in an area that does not experience very heavy rain or snow and you are not willing to spend a fortune on windshield wipers; this is perfect for you. One of the most unique features of these wipers is the “DuraKlear” exclusive rubber compound, along with a vented bridge and high-performance polymer for an OE fit. ANCO’s wiper blades also use a “KwikConnect” installation system, making it an easy wiper blade replacement. An added plus is the vast number of sizes this range is available in, so you are sure to find an exact match for your car. These affordable wipers are great in terms of features and durability, although they are not meant for very heavy performance. So, if you feel the weather conditions in your area are suitable for this, we totally recommend you go for it.
  4. PIAA Silicone Wipers: These silicone wipers win a place in our list thanks to their material which promises better durability than the average windshield. Available in three different models: Aero Vogue, Super Silicone, and Si-Tech, these wipers also promise greater visibility by coating the windshield with silicone, helping promote continuous water beading in inclement weather. With these three ranges, everyone is assured of finding one wiper as per their preference. All these wipers come with a one-year warranty and are subjected to durability testing that follows the strict Japanese Industrial Standard (JIS K6301) method, which only earns brownie points for this amazing range.
  5. Michelin Stealth Ultra: We need not say much about this product, since the brand name speaks for itself. You can comfortably put these on your car and forget all about them. These wipers come with hinge joints at the blade, which provides more force on the blade for better contact on the car’s windshield and gives a better sweep. The hinge system is covered, which keeps out debris and keeps the wipers in great condition for a long time. Although it comes at a higher price tag than most others on our list, its credibility, performance, features and durability make it totally worth it.
These were some of our top picks for windshield wipers. We always recommend zeroing down on your budget, requirements and expected durability from the wipers before ordering online. Happy driving!

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