Wiper blade opinions welcomed

Borgie

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I live in MN so the wipers get a good workout. They go through freezing temps, to non freezing temps in the same day many times a year. Snow and Ice, etc...

I bought some Bosch Icon replacements in Jan 2018, and they were great, I thought. They leave a bit to be desired now 10-11 months later. Mostly on the outer edges.

Should I just expect to have to change them every fall? Is there something that could be done to the arms to strengthen the pressure all the way out?

Is there something better than Bosch Icons?

Thanks for any opinions.
 

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Road salt and weather conditions will trash wiper blades, I'm in Chicago so similar in that respect. Considering the minimal cost I replace both cars every year. If the car is exposed year round to elements heat and cold they will loose there flexibility, but cleaning the blades regularly and using a Rainx type product helps to. The worst time to find out you need new blades is when you need them the most, not a good time LOL.

The type of blade design will also make a difference as it needs to be contact with the glass. Some may apply more pressure in the center as others will be equally spread across.
 

Sam14GS

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The OEM blades are the best in my opinion. Paid $17 each on eBay with free shipping.
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Drive XR7

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Yep, Bosch Icons are what I run on all my cars. Tried the Rain-X ones but on the passenger side for some cars the curve of the windshield is too great for the wiper and it misses a spot.
 

BoostedRegal2.0

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I got 4 years use from the stock wiper blades. You guys must be hard on wiper blades.

After 2 years the Michelin wiper blades still work great. I live in the Chicagoland area so they are subjected to some harsh elements.
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HotZ28

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It all depends on the environment/location and the usage! Opinions may vary here on what a clean wiper blade leaves on the windshield. Teflon coated blades are the best option for extended use.
 

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Road salt and weather conditions will trash wiper blades, I'm in Chicago so similar in that respect. Considering the minimal cost I replace both cars every year. If the car is exposed year round to elements heat and cold they will loose there flexibility, but cleaning the blades regularly and using a Rainx type product helps to. The worst time to find out you need new blades is when you need them the most, not a good time LOL.

The type of blade design will also make a difference as it needs to be contact with the glass. Some may apply more pressure in the center as others will be equally spread across.
I make sure to clean my blades whenever I wash the car and more often during rainy months. Use Stoner Invisible Glass Cleaner followed by a RainX application but I still change out the blades every year. You can't miss what you can't see.
 

pkgmsu2000

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i have lived in states all over the country, mostly winter states, and I end up changing wiper blades every year. Its part of the total cost of ownership for owning a car i guess...
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HotZ28

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i have lived in states all over the country, mostly winter states, and I end up changing wiper blades every year. Its part of the total cost of ownership for owning a car i guess...
Try Trico Neoform and see what you get out of them, then report back, Thank you for the post!
 
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