I’ve added a new page to the site with deals and coupons for each major wiper blade brand
I just gave the Major Brands page and all the brand pages an overhall.
It’s been a while since I updates these – a few blades have been discontinued and a bunch of new ones has popped up.
The most significant change is that most companies now feature a Hybrid blade in their lineup.
Collecting the information is unfortunately not as simple a visiting a single page on each manufacturers website.
Few of them provide size information at a glance for instance.
For some brands the information has been gathered from browsing through an endless number of product pages on Amazon or other online stores.
Some of the information comes from technical papers and dealership info-packages buried deep in the website.
I’ve updated the information for these brands:
I almost missed this, but the Auto Deal of the Week at Amazon is 50% off on all Trico Exact Fit windshield wipers.
The notice on the frontpage just says Trico Exact Fit, but on the details page it clearly states that it’s only the wiperblades for the rear windshield.
Trico blade models are named “14-D” for instance. ’14’ is the size in inches and ‘D’ is for a specific type of attachment.
Attachments are A, B, C, D, E or F so make sure you pick the type of attachment that fits your car.
The discount lasts until November 14.
Today I found a review on another car blog, so I’ve updated my page about the Rain-X blades.
I just added a page with specs and recommendations for 3 different Michelin windshield wiper blades.
Neither the steel-frame based RainForce nor the beam blade Optimum have enough Amazon reviews to conclude anything about their ability to wipe properly or last.
Personally I wouldn’t go for a blades that have been around for years with so few reviews.
The 3rd blade, the Michelin Stealth, on the other hand seems very promising.
No reviews at all, but 6 out of the 10 available sizes have made it to Amazon’s windshield wiper blade bestseller list which means people really buys it.
I’m done collecting the review statistics for the Trico wiper blades now.
355 blades, 307 reviews of just under 100 of the blades – so more than 250 of the available Trico blades on Amazon haven’t been rated or reviewed by customers.
It’s sad really because you’re limited to only see reviews for a very tiny portion of the blades sold through Amazon.
Heavy Duty, Classic and Nu-Vision for instance only had one review each – and only 4 reviews of the Oktane blades.
Exact Fit, Exact Fit Rear, NeoForm, Innovision, Teflon and Teflon Winter on the other hand are well reviewed.