Bosch Wiper Blades, Best Wiper Blades in the UK?
Bosch Wiper Blades Review.
Everyone who drives knows the importance of having clear and unobstructed vision ahead particularly in poor weather conditions. But does the quality of your wiper blades really make a difference?
Most people will only change their wiper blades when the rubber is falling apart or has been highlighted on an MOT and not because the blades are not performing as they should. So, for whatever reason you have decided to change your wiper blades, the first hurdle is trying to find the correct fit wiper blades for your vehicle. Modern cars no longer have the older hook fitting as standard but there are now a variety of different connectors depending on the make and model of your car. Most car parts or wiper blade websites have a make, model and year tool that allows you to easily identify the correct fitting for you particular car, so this should not be too much of an issue.
The next decision to make is, do I buy cheaper wiper blades or the more expensive Bosch branded wiper blades. Are Bosch wipers blades really that much better, will they last longer, will they perform better in heavy rain (or snow) and are they worth paying the extra for?
These are all valid questions. It’s always good to bear in mind that being able to see clearly when driving, particularly at high speeds and in rain is critical to your safety and of those other road users and pedestrians.
To give you an example, I was in a work colleague’s car driving to a meeting in heavy rain and he was only occasionally manually putting on his wipers. I asked him if his wiper blades where not wiping correctly. He replied that the wiper are fine and it’s just they make a very annoying squeaking noise on the screen that drives him mad on long journeys. It wasn’t until his vision was almost down to zero he would use the wipers!
Most manufactures such as Audi, BMW and Mercedes fit Bosch wiper blades as standard in all their new vehicles. So are they really worth paying extra for? Below are six reason why you should always buy Bosch wiper blades when replacing the wiper blades on your car.
1. AutoExpress number 1 tested wiper blades.
AutoExpress have carried out comprehensive tests on all the branded wiper blades on offer to drivers including Bosch, Lucas, Michelin, Valeo, Halfords and Champion wiper blades. The Bosch Aerotwin was a clear winner. The blades where tested for missed arears and streaking (lines) at high speeds. They also tested for squeaking and juddering of the blade on dry screens and finally value for money.
2. Superbly effective, even at high speeds and extreme weather conditions.
The flat, shallow, aerodynamic design feature of Aerotwin allows for maximum performance and optimum wiping action. As there are no metal parts and linkages the wiper blade sits neatly under the boot lid making it more aerodynamic and produces less wind noise.
3. Bosch Aerotwin wiper blades come with integrated spoiler and spring clips.
The Aerotwin range comes with an integrated spoiler and spring clips inside the full length of the blade. This ensures a more even pressure across the length of the blade giving a perfect judder free wipe that ensures the blade wears evenly with less noise. This technology also assists with problems with insects and stubborn dirt removal.
4. Better performance in hot and cold weather conditions.
In extreme cold Bosch wipes have been proven to perform better. Bosch use a patented technology Power Protection Plus (PPP) that prevents the rubber from becoming harder and more brittle in cold temperatures, this prevents the blade from juddering as the edge of the blade does not flip back and forth when in use. This technology also helps to keep the blades flexibility in hotter weather conditions and helps to prolong the life of the wiper blade.
5. Universal range with easy fit multi clip adapter and retrofit range.
The Bosch universal range of wiper blades comes supplied with 4 adapters (6 types) that fit most modern makes of car (not cars fitted with the older hook arm – see below). The multi clip really is very simple to fit and ensures a perfect fit for your car without compromising the excellent Aerotwin performance. Bosch have not forgotten older cars with the hook fit conventional wiper blades. Bosch’s range of retrofit wiper blades allow you to upgrade to flat blade with integrated spoiler and all the great performance of the Aerotwin range. The retrofit blades come with a pre-assembled adapter that really is the easiest to fit connecter we have tested – simply fit and engage!
6. Innovative design wiper blade technology.
The winning features of Aerotwin maximum performance flat wiper blades are their elegant, extremely shallow design and perfect action. Wiper blades should be discrete and blend with the cars aerodynamic shape and should defiantly not be heard both in and not in use. You can feel the high quality of Bosch Aerotwin wipers when you unpackaged them compared to cheaper makes. You simply don’t get the sleek modern look and design with the other brands.
So in summary, Bosch wiper blade will provide a clearer wipe performance with no missed or streaked arears, a quieter operation both in terms of squeaking and wind noise, will last longer due to the twin compound double micro edge and finally they look great on any car. We believe you should only fit the best – Bosch wiper blades.
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In the next article, we look at the different range of Bosch wiper blades and the codes used to identify them.