We’re approaching the cold season here on the northern hemisphere, so a good time to look at the best windshield wipers for winter driving.
What you’re looking for is a blade that is rugged and able to work in snowy conditions without clogging up.
A traditional steel frame-based wiper consists of many moving parts that are completely exposed to the elements.
So for a winter blade you really should go for a custom / speciality winter blade.
The best windshield wipers for winter is still the ANCO Winter Wiper Blade (model number 30-xx, where xx is the length of the blade in inches)
It’s rugged – well suited for moving snow and sleet as opposed to only water.
It’s got a thinker rubber wiping wedge than “normal” or all-season blades.
It’s got a protective cover that prevents sleet and snow from clogging up the moving parts of the blade.
- The rubber lost its flexibility as temperatures went down – so the blade couldn’t hug the windshield as well as it should.
- Initially all blades were of the traditional steel-frame type – and the moving parts would get clogged with ice, sleet and snow, making it impossible to put proper and uniform pressure on the blade.
I just added AutoTex to the list of windshield wiper manufacturers.
AutoTex has a line of windshield wiper blades called PINK.
These are black wiperblades in both traditional steel-frame based designed as well as a bracketless design.
The name PINK comes from the fact that AutoTex donates to the National Breast Cancer Foundation every time somebody purchases a PINK blade.
Despite being a relatively new blade there are already over 200 reviews on Amazon for the beam blade – with a rating of 4.34 out of 5.
I know that the different sections of this site are not completely up-to-date, but the research, searching, collecting reviews and comparing it all needed to make the site as good, honest and complete as I want it to be just takes time.
But why not add more to my plate?
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