Best windshield wipers for winter 2015

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.

I just updated the Major Brands page

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:

 

Anco wiper blade rebate 2013

ANCO wiper blade rebate 2013

There’s just under 1 month left of the ANCO wiper blade rebate 2013.

Until the end of the year you can get either $10 or $5 returned from ANCO (dependng on which blades you buy)

  • Contour – ANCO C-xx – (Beam) – $10
  • Profile – ANCO A-xx-UB or A-xx-OE – (Beam) – $10
  • Transform – ANCO T-xx – (Hybrid) – $10
  • Winter – ANCO 30-xx – (Rubber-incased Steel frame) – $5
  • AeroVantage – ANCO 91-xx – (Steel frame) – $5

31-Series and Rear blades (AR-xx) unfortunately do not qualify.

Also, please notice that the 20-xx series is sometimes referred to as a medium profile blade and that this blade has nothing to do with the “real” Profile blade.

The winter blade rebate is especially sweet since it’s both the season for these blades and the one ANCO makes is by far the best one available out there.

Year-End deals at Amazon

Amazon have a bunch of Year-End deals lined up for us in Automotive, Motorcycle and ATV.

That link is to a very broad category of automotve deals, but you can narrow it down to only cover rebates on windshield wiper blades.
P.S. I’m done collecting customer ratings from the 173 available Anco blades at Amazon – unfortunately not many people have left reviews on the Anco blades – there’s sadly only 101 reviews in total which isn’t ideal.

New guide: Winter windshield wiper blades

I just finished the first part of a new guide – a guide that will allow you to get an overview of the different winter windshield wiper blades that are available as well as having the customer reviews from Amazon gathered in one place.

This first version only covers Rain-X and Trico, because it’s hard work to gather all the data to make it available from one central page.

The final guide will also feature Anco and Bosch wipers.