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The 6 Best Windshield Wipers Available on Amazon

Use these windshield wiper brands to keep your car’s glass clear of obstructions in rain, sleet, or snow.

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You probably don’t think about them very often, but windshield wipers are some of the most crucial safety devices found on every vehicle. Heavy rain or snow present some of the most dangerous driving conditions on the road, and the wipers are tasked with maintaining cabin visibility during those drastic times. Like most every component, wipers need to be maintained with occasional replacements of their soft blades. In an effort to avoid lines and confusion, we've gathered the best windshield wiper blades available on Amazon.

The editors at Popular Mechanics recently ran an extensive test on the best wiper blades for your car. If you're looking for a more in-depth report on what makes a great wiper blade, head over to our tested story.

What to Consider

The most obvious detail in wiper selection is the size, which varies with each vehicle. Before purchasing, you’ll want to find your car’s compatible sizes in the owner’s manual, through online resources, or at a local garage. Wiper blades typically range from 16 to 30 inches long, with the driver’s side wiper being longer than the passenger side. Many hatchbacks and SUVs also have a third wiper in the rear, which measures much shorter than the ones up front.

Wiper blades come in a few basic designs. The first being a frame style, which comes on an inexpensive metal frame. Then there are beam blades, replacing the metal with a compact, rigid rubber structure. Beam blades are more expensive, and apply pressure to a windshield more evenly, but can also be more easily contaminated with things like dirt and sand. Lastly, there’s the hybrid style, incorporating aspects of both to maintain a low-profile look while still being able to wick away contaminants.

The blades themselves can be made of either rubber or silicone. Silicone is seen as the more modern, premium material, because it can take many hot and cold temperature fluctuations without deteriorating. As a budget option, rubber will still do the job fine, it may just not last as long.

Some brands of wipers are formulated for specific weather conditions, such as extreme cold, while others are made with general purpose in mind. Blades may also be treated with a hydrophobic chemical coating to enhance their performance.

How We Selected

Popular Mechanics has selected these wiper blades using personal auto maintenance experience, as well as reviewing our own research on wiper blades and input from publications such as Consumer Reports, AutoGuide, and CNET.

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Budget Buy
Anco Super Blade 31 Series

This conventional rubber blade comes in a wide array of sizes, ranging from 10 all the way up to 28 inches, each available under $10 apiece. Anco was founded in 1918, specifically as a windshield wiper supplier, so they’ve been in the wiper business as about as long as such a business has existed. 

The blades use a trademark “DuraKlear” rubber compound which promises UV resistance, as well as streak-free performance on glass.

  • Affordable
  • A century of provenance
  • UV resistant compound

  • Only rubber and traditional design
Good Value
Goodyear Assurance WeatherReady

Available in sizes from 14 to 28 inches, these Goodyear wipers come with a versatile hybrid design and natural rubber blades. They’re made with aerodynamics in mind, and won’t be deformed or pushed by wind at highway speeds. 

Goodyear also claims they’re tested to perform up to a million clean wipes per blade. The rubber formulation on this product is meant to maintain usability from -20- to 212 degrees Fahrenheit, and provide resistance from oxidation. 

Some reviews do, however, mention that they leave a little bit of water behind on the return stroke.

  • Affordable
  • Aerodynamic design

  • May leave some water behind
Rain-X Latitude Water Repellency Wipers

Rain-X Latitude wipers pair synthetic blended rubber blades with the company’s trademark hydrophobic treatment. Instead of pooling on the windshield, water simply beads up and runs off after application. The blades are beam design, from 18 up to 28 inches. 

Although they’re optimal for heavy rain, reviews note that they don’t perform as well at extreme temperatures. The blades have a tendency to become overly rigid in especially hot and cold weather.

  • Max water repellency

  • Poor heat/cold resistance
Dual Rubber
Bosch Icon Wiper Blade

The editors at Popular Mechanics loved the design of this blade in their review. 

These Icon aerodynamic beam blades use what the company calls a “dual rubber” compound. It essentially amounts to a soft rubber making up the body of the blade, with a harder, more durable rubber comprising the edge. This method mates flexibility with durability, and provides up to 40% longer life than traditional rubber. 

Sizes range from 18 to 28 inches. We’ve found them to be quiet in use compared to other rubber and silicone products, but they may also leave some water streaks in very light rain conditions.

  • Durable rubber compounds
  • Low-profile aerodynamic shape
  • Quiet

  • May leave streaks
Best for Snow
Trico Chill Extreme Winter Weather Blades

These beam-design blades are encased in a hard metal shell which prevents deformation under sub-zero cold conditions. Their natural rubber formula is also harder than typical blades, to better cut through frost buildup on winter mornings. Sizes range all the way from 13 to 28 inches. 

The rigid shell on these wipers make them most suitable to straight windshields, and they may not conform completely to especially curved glass.

  • Great ice and snow performance
  • Armored metal shell

  • Too rigid for curved windshields
Premium Option
PIAA Aero Vogue

This sleek hybrid design with silicone blades comes in sizes from 12 to 28 inches. The manufacturer promises just about every excess feature you could expect on a wiper, including ozone resistance, lift-free aerodynamics, quiet, streak-free performance, and water repellency. 

They also include a one-year warranty and a complimentary glass-cleaning pad. Low-waste and cost reducing refillable blades can also be used with this wiper assembly.

  • Quiet
  • Water-repellent
  • One-year warranty

  • A little pricey
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