16 best wiper blades

Review of the best according to the editors. About the selection criteria. The the material is subjective, is not advertising and is not serves as a guide to the purchase. Before purchase is needed consultation with a specialist.

Wiper blades are one of the main attributes of safe car movement whose job is to provide satisfactory visibility of the road by the driver through the windshield. These brushes are plastic (or rubber) scrapers that perform the function of cleaning glass along the radius of movement the janitor (wiper) from water, road dirt and other pollution.

Despite the fact that the brushes are a small element design, its production is considered quite important process, which is engaged in more than a dozen production companies. Actually, make the right choice in a situation market oversaturation is very difficult, especially for beginners, only sat behind the wheel of a car. Therefore, the editors of the magazine together with a group of experts rated the best brushes wipers divided into three thematic categories. IN the overall rating from users based on reviews throughout the Russian Internet segment.

How to choose wiper blades

Let the wiper blades and are quite simple (on at first glance) a product, but even they have their own specifics. So, the magazine team strongly recommends paying attention to the following items:

  1. The length of the brushes. A very controversial recently attribute, from which directly depends on the functionality of the wipers. In source the concept of the length of the acquired brushes must match the pair original ones that were in a car from the factory – this is also a recommendation manufacturers, and the need for security reasons. However in modern conditions, cases of acquiring sets of brushes are not uncommon different lengths, which, in general, contradicts the standards and recommendations. However, the most important thing in this case is that the brushes didn’t interfere with each other’s mutual work, and if you want to resort for such a purchase, be sure to consider this nuance.
  2. Type of brushes. Within this classification, all brushes Wiper blades are divided into three large groups:
  3. frameless – one-piece plastic brushes, mounted on metal rails. Give more equal wear on the contact surface, reduce noise, but may leave uncleaned corners – in the case of a strongly convex surface glass.
  4. wireframe – a design familiar to everyone, including a single frame (metal or plastic), guides and polymer brushes. Provide more complete fitting even to convex glass are the cheapest however, subject to severe wear due to the abundance of elements.
  5. hybrid – the most expensive, but at the same time the most perfect brushes taking the best of the first two types. because of articulated design fit better to the windshield, providing high-quality and most complete surface cleaning. AND here to ensure uniform wear called upon a new element constructions – a plastic casing, which gives wipers both rigidity, and weightiness, and counteracting their freezing in winter period.
  6. Type of mount. Before buying a set of brushes, special pay attention to the type of mounting. It must exactly match original, otherwise fix them on the rails (in the case) not will succeed. As a rule, the most common types of mounting are hooks, mounts, buttons or pins, and in most cases the kit is equipped with a special universal adapter.
  7. Mechanical integrity. Needless to say that should the new brush kit have no mechanical flaws? Make sure that there are no chips on the metal case and plastic, scoring and cracks – such defects can cause rapid destruction wipers, as well as damage the surface of the glass.
  8. On the appropriateness of additional components. Last windshield wipes led to the emergence of so called heated wipers. This topic is being actively discussed in the Internet, and craftsmen are trying to adapt elements to powered by the onboard network. However, the real benefits of such brushes is very doubtful – in frosts the thermal element experiences colossal overloads, because of which it often fails. Besides Moreover, effective heating is possible only in the case of prolonged brush contact with a specific part of the glass surface – standard radial passage time is not enough for providing warming.

Which wiper blades are better: wireframe, frameless or hybrid?

Brush type

Advantages

disadvantages

Wireframe

+ Cheapest

+ High prevalence in the market

+ High rigidity due to articulated design

+ Provides a snug fit between the brush and the glass (even convex) due to the pressure of the steel casing

– Significant exposure to metal corrosion cases

– The process of brush wear occurs unevenly

– Articulated construction leads to education backlash and reduce the quality of surface cleaning at extreme points radius

– Are subject to icing of the case and “sticking” janitors

Frameless

+ Provides minimum load on the drive wiper mechanism due to lightweight constructions

+ High structural reliability (one-piece design with a minimum number of joints)

+ Actual lack of backlash

+ Less susceptibility to icing

+ Noise level is significantly lower than that of frameless models

– Due to knowingly low rigidity (weight design does not provide a snug fit brushes to surfaces) on convex glasses remain uncleared places pollution

– Strictly individual design, suitable for one or two car models

– High price

Hybrid

+ Combination of compactness and rigidity

+ Improved aerodynamic performance due to the streamlined body

+ Downforce to the glass surface at wireframe models

+ Lack of backlash due to continuous constructions

+ Increased service life

+ Icing and weakening resistance articulations

– The cost is higher than on frameless models

Rating of the best wiper blades

Nomination a place Name of product price
The best frame wiper blades 1 Valeo Silencio Performance 1170 rub.
2 Bosch twin 1179 RUB
3 Heinner exclusive 329 rub
4 Champion aerovantage 1638 rub.
Best Frameless Wiper Blades 1 Valeo Silencio X-TRM 2,206 rub.
2 Denso WB-Flat Blade 1299 rub.
3 HEYNER ALL SEASONS 480 rub
4 Bosch aerotwin 1369 rub.
5 Alca winter 580 rub
6 DENSO RETROFIT (LHD) 920 rub
Best Hybrid Brushes 1 Valeo First Covertech 830 rub
2 Denso wiper blade 560 rub
3 SPARCO SPC-10XX 529 rub
4 Trico hybrid 451 rub
5 Heyner hybrid graphit 480 rub
6 Ween shimo 501 rub

The best frame wiper blades

Valeo Silencio Performance

Rating: 4.9

Valeo Silencio Performance

The first line of the rating goes to the French brushes premium quality – Valeo Silence Performance developed by for all-weather service in the most severe climatic conditions. IN this makes them feel like Bosch twin , as both nominees have a powerful design of the treatment part. However went to valeo further, adding rigidity to the design of the metal frame.

Was such an innovation successful? Definitely. At least least users leave extremely warm feedback about the experience operation of these brushes. Among the advantages they highlight almost complete lack of backlash as you use it, edge durability, as well as a universal connector for mounting on any car. Completes the list of pluses and the fact that the length of the brushes the assortment varies widely from 24 to 70 centimeters, that is everyone has the opportunity to choose the right model for their car. All this magnificence is inexpensive, and in the market. appears with an enviable frequency.

Advantages

  • sturdy construction with a metal frame;
  • in the assortment of brushes ranging in size from 24 to 70 centimeters;
  • low purchase price;
  • the presence of a special connector on each model.

disadvantages

  • not found.

Bosch Twin

Rating: 4.8

Bosch Twin

Twin brush with a hard wiping edge – a real find for users of the temperate climatic zone of Russia. Product produced by the world famous corporation Bosch aims to intensification of the glass cleaning process, without compromises to strong ice, water or mud – absolutely any pollution here goes astray without much effort. In assortment there are more than 20 models of brushes for various working conditions (with shortened and extended edges) and car models – from 30 to 100 in length centimeters.

However, adding to the quality index of cleaning, Bosch Twin received and a significant drawback in the form of understating the worker resource. In fact, the punch edge carries very strong 2 times more intensive wear than standard competitive designs. This implies more frequent brush changes and extra spending, which goes against the views of users about good product. But, again: this series is specialized, and if you use it in a gentle mode (not knocking down ice and frozen mud), then the service life will be Significantly higher than competitors.

Advantages

  • high quality workmanship;
  • reasonable purchase price;
  • stiffened cleaning edge;
  • wide range in the series.

disadvantages

  • intensive use in difficult conditions, working resource will be small.

Heinner exclusive

Rating: 4.7

Heyner Exclusive

Inexpensive “Exclusive Series” brushes outstanding glass cleaning results with little effort. home a feature of the Heyner Exclusive range is the availability of interchangeable rubber cantilevers – it robs consumers the need to purchase bulky blocks of brushes entirely only due to wear of the brush itself. This avoids unnecessary waste which is a huge plus for consumers.

The second important aspect of Heyner Exclusive is clean work – the wipers do not leave behind themselves stains and traces, without interfering with the completeness of the review of the traffic situation. They are not creak, due to the presence of an optimal (not tightened) contact with glass, and also provide the most complete erasure pollution. According to user reviews, this is one of the most the best choices in the cheap wire brush category available on secondary market.

Advantages

  • when the brush is worn, there is no need to change the entire unit – only polymer scraper itself;
  • the abundance of choice in the secondary market;
  • good quality cleaning glass from dirt and water without a trace and divorces;
  • low price for the whole range.

disadvantages

  • metal blocks are subject to intensive development corrosion.

Champion aerovantage

Rating: 4.6

Champion Aerovantage

Opens Rating Aerovantage Premium Brush Series by Champion, whose main advantage is continuity and significant improvement in work efficiency compared to previous lineups. Updated model frame type, received the abbreviation G2A, became a kind of continuation of the matter past X5 and X6 series, providing at times the best and balanced downforce of articulated wipers to the glass, and also convincing cleaning performance even at high speeds movement.

In addition to standard Champion metal brushes Aerovantage includes a range of innovative designs in plastic casing, extremely resistant to icing and the appearance of backlash as the working resource is developed. Everything line models are equipped with universal connectors for the ability to install on any model of car, as well as the highest quality standards in the applied category (OE).

Advantages

  • continuous improvement of the line to ensure more high-quality performance of work functions;
  • acceptable prices;
  • the presence of universal connectors for fixing wipers for any car model;
  • effectively removes even complex dirt.

disadvantages

  • the gradual appearance of noise and squeaks, due to a very tight contact with glass.

Best Frameless Wiper Blades

Valeo Silencio X-TRM

Rating: 4.9

Valeo Silencio X-TRM

Thin universal brushes from Valeo, fully justifying the name of the special series. Thanks to the unique curved geometry they provide an original radial scope, cleaning the glass from more or less light pollution. Due light weight construction and reduced pressure on the guides provide faster work, which is especially good when heavy rainfall.

Among other things, Valeo Silencio X-TRM is extremely insensitive to ultraviolet radiation, sharp difference temperatures and intensification of operating modes – all this practically does not has an impact on working conditions. So in a combination of positive features justifies a very high price (in comparison with competitors) of a product with which it is often not agree lovers of extremely budget options for consumables. From U.S I want to add that each invested ruble will be a hundredfold worked out during the operation of the car – the main thing is not overload the brushes.

Advantages

  • relative compatibility of price parameters and longevity;
  • original curved design with moderately soft and pliable body;
  • provides correct brush pressure for repeating parameters glass surface;
  • high quality workmanship – resistance to ultraviolet and temperature difference.

disadvantages

  • not found.

Denso WB-Flat Blade

Rating: 4.8

Denso WB-Flat Blade

In the name of the brushes of this line appears the word Blade, which means “blade” or “blade”. Such a prefix was given by these not easy with brushes: the shape of the edge resembles a blade very much, yes and proves to be exactly the same in work. In conjunction with a dense, but the balanced pressure of Denso WB-Flat Blade perfectly cleans glass from dirt and frost, leaving no residue and providing satisfactory visibility even in severe atmospheric conditions precipitation.

In addition to all the design advantages, users note and universality of the model – complete with brushes comes a huge the number of adapters, in connection with which the installation can be made almost any model of any car brand (if only in size fit). Plastic also deserves special mention. non-freezing frame that allows you to use wipers in winter season without any restrictions.

Advantages

  • affordable price;
  • high-quality non-freezing plastic case;
  • a rigid rubber scraper made in the shape of a blade;
  • balanced downforce.

disadvantages

  • not found.

HEYNER ALL SEASONS

Rating: 4.7

HEYNER ALL SEASONS

A stone’s throw from the leading line stopped dear, but very efficient brushes from Heyner, designed for operation throughout the calendar year. main feature of this kit: the presence of hardening graphite spraying on edge, allowing to increase the working life to several million cleaning phases. In addition, it attracts attention and geometrically correct construction of structural elements, giving a dense (but without squeaks and unnecessary noise) fit brushes to windshield.

Based on user reviews, Heyner All Seasons is one of the best (if not the best) representative of the frameless caste brushes that are not bothered by any problems with the material, nor controversial constructive moments, not even the notorious balance between fragility / strength. The only caveat: high price factor, but and people are ready to put up with it for a big operational duration and safety in case of heavy atmospheric precipitation.

Advantages

  • optimal balance between price and quality;
  • graphite hardening of the brush edges allows you to achieve a significant increase in working life;
  • clearly calibrated design and contact angles;
  • the complete absence of creaks at work.

disadvantages

  • not found.

Bosch aerotwin

Rating: 4.6

Bosch Aerotwin

Very strong on the fourth line of the rating representative of the Bosch assortment, a set of universal frameless brushes Aerotwin. All the charm of this product lies in the commitment to a very high-quality glass cleaning: shape and bends allow you to achieve the maximum possible fit (without interference and creaks) brushes with a proper level of removal pollution. In addition, it is worth noting the universal method fixing the brush on the guide – hook locker fits under most running car models, so the kit doesn’t even need adapter.

According to experts, the Aerotwin plastic case is complemented specially designed rubber scraper which is good copes with cleaning glass in the summer (for example, cleaning dirt with coarse particles acting as improvised abrasive) and in winter (not subject to icing and solidification). And all would be nothing, but only the working resource is very limited intensity of use – in places with high rainfall the replacement interval may be once every six months to a year.

Advantages

  • well-thought-out form that ensures a stable fit of the brush to glass;
  • all season;
  • universal mount suitable for most cars.

disadvantages

  • a large dependence of the brush resource on the intensity operation.

Alca winter

Rating: 4.5

ALCA WINTER

Inexpensive frameless brush designed to meet all possible parameters of quality and reliability. German company Alca relied on providing the best strength parameters, in therefore, the dimensions of Winter were abnormally increased in comparison with other representatives of the rating. It entailed two radically opposite points: firstly, the quality of cleaning and the adherence of the brush to the glass has increased markedly; secondly significantly the load on the guides also increased.

However, consumers from the action of Alca Witner remained in delighted: the brush provides several times better cleaning windshield, knocking down any ice, even with little impact on her from the side of the ice. Moreover, the brushes are not afraid of frozen dirt, which is very good for off-road enthusiasts. This the kit could claim to be the highest in the ranking, but its summed up another, very annoying moment: judging by the reviews of the same users, it has a tough seasonality. In summer when intense direct sunlight, plastic is very fast becomes worthless and crumbles right before your eyes.

Advantages

  • low cost;
  • excellent cleaning parameters in winter;
  • overall and massive, brushes provide a snug fit to glass at any of its bends;
  • high quality workmanship.

disadvantages

  • severe seasonality of the product.

DENSO RETROFIT (LHD)

Rating: 4.4

DENSO RETROFIT (LHD)

One of two representatives of the Japanese company Denso in the category, Ideal for long trips in any weather. Aerodynamically correct Retrofit design – the result painstaking work and testing brushes in the laboratory. Engineers tried to combine increased rigidity plastic case and maximum fit of the edge to the glass, in order to provide good visibility through the windshield even in case of heavy rainfall.

At the same time, the stiffness of the brush itself allows you to “brush” with glass and sufficiently stable interference to the review, such as ice or dried mud. True, the frameless foundation is pretty much affects the limitation of efforts: from their overabundance the Denso kit Retrofit can simply break. This nuance has repeatedly failed buyers during operation, so it’s worth keeping in mind – with this kit needs to be handled delicately or not at all Use in temperate regions.

Advantages

  • low price;
  • actual lack of noise;
  • provide good cleaning of glass from dirt and barriers visibility.

disadvantages

  • high rigidity due to which the brush does not adhere to the glass convex shape;
  • the plastic case does not tolerate the combined action of pressure and cold.

Best Hybrid Brushes

Valeo First Covertech

Rating: 4.9

Valeo First Covertech

Fairly massive, but therefore reliable Valeo First brushes Covertech are renowned for quality consumables for multigrade application. They cannot be called magnificent in decorative plan however in a number of car body designs they look very organic. Marketed in sizes from 35 to 70 centimeters, which makes it possible purchases for most cars in Russia.

According to consumers, a rigid plastic casing framing metal construction with rubber scraper, provides additional brush preload and tightly presses them to the surface glass. Even on the periphery. Even with persistent dirt removed or ice. Of course, there is Valeo First Covertech and annoying nuance. Due to the unreinforced surface of the rubber scraper, it gives way to significant deformation, and after 500-600 kilometers can leave uncleaned radial marks. For brushes that stand more than 1000 rubles – this is unforgivable.

Advantages

  • good pressure;
  • corrosion resistance of the carcass (thanks to plastic casing);
  • supplied to the market in sizes from 35 to 70 centimeters.

disadvantages

  • the scraper has the ability to stretch and undergo micro-breaks, leaving behind radial untreated traces;
  • high price.

Denso wiper blade

Rating: 4.8

Denso Wiper Blade

The second line of the rating goes to the company’s production brushes Denso. Wiper Blade – a real find for lovers in a good way fanciful things, the installation of which positively affects the appearance of the car. Massive body element of this The kit has smooth bending lines, and the scraper itself is made in thin blade for more effective removal of barriers visibility from the windshield.

The main advantage of Denso Wiper Blade is its full fit. brushes not only in the center, but also on the periphery, which often sin less strong competitors. The elastic of the model is made of rubber with graphite spraying in order to prevent quick wear and tear In this case, a replacement. Cost, as for all normal representatives of hybrids, stably high. However, when accounting ideal performance of a direct function, as well as an important decorating properties, each ruble of expenses pays off three times.

Advantages

  • nice design;
  • the scraper of the model is made in the form of a blade, which simplifies removal dirt from the glass;
  • carbon scraper surface treatment for increase wear resistance;
  • tight brush pressing along the entire perimeter, including the edges.

disadvantages

  • not found.

SPARCO SPC-10XX

Rating: 4.7

SPARCO SPC-10XX

Brushes are almost a complete ideological analogue of Trico hybrid Sparco’s SPC-10XX, tailored to unique technological innovations. Their strong point is effective work in any weather conditions, regardless of season and place application. Reinforced design coupled with universal mount allow you to install brushes on most running car models, operated in Russia.

In addition to the clear design advantage of the Sparco SPC-10XX do an excellent job cleaning glass from complex contaminants, not to mention rain and snow. This is ensured by positive the flexibility of the housing for pressing on the surface of the glass, without weakening at points of contact with removable elements. The real highlight in this case is that the whole process cleaning happens completely silently – users note silent operation of scrapers in the vast majority of cases. Of course, such a kit is quite expensive, but in relation to the duration of operation, the purchase is very profitable.

Advantages

  • very high working resource;
  • robust and well-developed construction for all-weather use;
  • correct balance of softness / rigidity of the brush scraper;
  • silent work.

disadvantages

  • not found.

Trico hybrid

Rating: 4.6

Trico Hybrid

A series of hybrid brushes whose structural features are based on shortcomings and bitter experience of a number of main competitors. Trico Hybridcan be called the most technologically advanced models from the selection, since engineers tried to bring all aspects of design and operation to optimal performance. In particular, special attention was given to the geometry of the working part and the frame as a whole, in connection with which engineers managed to achieve good edge geometry and tight pressing the brush to the glass, regardless of its convexity surface.

The second positive feature of the Trico Hybrid is aerodynamic stability due to the same high-quality processing of the case. Glass cleaning efficiency is not falls even when moving at a speed of 180-190 kilometers per hour, which is a good indicator for cars of all makes and models. The scraper part of the brush is made of hard rubber with graphite processing, so the strength indicators are at their best. Yes and ergonomics also leave a good impression: according to reviews users, the model has not made a single sound since setting to the extreme point of operation.

Advantages

  • very high-quality cleaning of glass from dirt and barriers visibility (rain, snow, etc.);
  • high strength indicators;
  • reasonable purchase price;
  • rubber is used as the material of the scraper part and graphite spraying;
  • high efficiency at speed.

disadvantages

  • not found.

Heyner hybrid graphit

Rating: 4.5

Heyner Hybrid Graphit

Heyner’s vibrant hybrid brush series, an advantage which over the others consists in graphite hardening of the working edges. Thanks to this, the working life of Hybrid Graphit was increase by 50% (relative to conventional models), albeit not without a number nuances. In particular, users emit quite bad pressing the edges, which is why cleaning the glass on the periphery is suffers. But in the middle (at the attachment point) the brushes rub perfectly – so much so that they can rid the windshield of persistent dirt.

In addition to the positive design features, one can distinguish abnormally low price: these hybrid brushes cost less than some wireframes (considered the cheapest in the segment) models. On the set of features Heyner Hybrid Graphit definitely deserves a place in the rank of the best, but for some flaws in car windshields can only rely on the fifth a place.

Advantages

  • very low price for a hybrid model;
  • high level of durability;
  • universal mounting element;
  • graphite spraying of the scraper part increases the strength specifications.

disadvantages

  • insufficiently high rigidity of the hybrid brushes at the edges – as As a result, unsatisfactory glass cleaning is possible.

Ween shimo

Rating: 4.4

Ween Shimo

Hybrid brushes for the winter season, actively recommended for installation by domestic users. Are quality a replica of many factory models, combining the features of typical skeletons and the positive aspects of frameless models. Tinder well, but at the same time at the post-production stage they can creak.

According to experts, Ween Shimo is potentially very hardy. however, during operation, do not expose them to excess loads (i.e., force hard glass to be removed) icing, hardened mud, etc.). Another nuance is fastener mechanism. A little convex, it affects the landing of the brush, so that it also begins to bulge over the bonnet. Therefore, if the aesthetic moment is no less important for you, consider this when choosing. The rest of the model is positioned as quite niche, at a bargain price for the hybrid segment.

Advantages

  • universal mount;
  • low price in the segment;
  • optimal contact (at least at first) brushes with glass;
  • acceptable quality of the work surface and frame.

disadvantages

  • creaks are observed in the first phase of use (after installation).


Attention! This rating is subjective, is not advertising and does not serve as a guide to the purchase. Before the purchase consultation with a specialist is necessary.

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