Which Windshield Wiper Blade is Best? Let's find out!

  • Published: 28 October 2019
  • Rubber and silicone windshield wiper blade comparison testing. Brands PIAA (silicone), Michelin Guardian, Michelin Cyclone, Michelin Endurance XT (silicone), Rain-X, Bosch, AC Delco, Auto Drive, and Aero for simulated rain performance, ice and noise (squeaks, chatter and clunks).

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  • Andrew Taylor
    Andrew Taylor  2 minutes back

    i have to ask, where do you buy your wipers? everywhere around me wants 20 each for the bosch.

    • Kurt Parker
      Kurt Parker  1 hours back

      great test....and you answered my question about sunlight...and im curious as to general longevity, your tests were great...but what many want to know...longevity..you know...through seasonal stuff!! i live in Indiana where we have all types of weather...which seems very hard on wiper blades...anyway keep up the good testing ...definitely learn a lot from your videos!!

      • gino man
        gino man  2 hours back

        Hey I got to thinking could you do a household water filter like the PUR faucet mounted and pitcher style filters?

      • Uachtar
        Uachtar  5 hours back

        The ice test is not that bad, but there is another problem not tested here: Ice/snow accumulation when working in Icy Rains or snow condition. I had many of theses models. I use right now the Reflex Premium blade and they work perfectly as they don't acculate snow or ice. I heard good thing also about the High end Michelin. But i would recommend to avoid any of the metal frame one if you live in a winter climate. Also, i recommend you avoid the Botch one. They seem to accumulate snow on the tips, and over a long run, the ice will lift up the blade slowly from the windshield. You then have to stop to remove that ice. Very Annoying.

        • Project Farm
          Project Farm   4 hours back

          Thank you for the constructive feedback

      • Matt Ferrigno
        Matt Ferrigno  6 hours back

        For Rain-X to work you need to be driving.... if I put rain-x on my windshield i dont have to even use my wipers if i drive at highway speed

      • Skyler Bicknell
        Skyler Bicknell  15 hours back

        I always get silicone over graphite and rubber. it seems to work better the more I use them, and theyve never gone squeaky on me

      • Alex M
        Alex M  21 hours back

        One added bonus of silicone is they last forever so long as break them free before use in the winter. You can get years out of them even if your car lives outside.

      • ThePeopleVerse
        ThePeopleVerse  22 hours back

        The other thing with rainX is it takes moving air to reap the repellent benefits.
        Don't know how well the application fro. A wiper blade will be but I use rainX on my Avalanche windshield and at highway speed I don't need to run the wipers when raining unless maybe hurricane type gullywasher is happening. Just a thought.
        Dammit man! Just freaking dig these test videos!
        Keep up the good work. You deserve the almost 1,000,000 subs.

      • Riley Hers
        Riley Hers  1 days back

        Which windshield washer fluid is the best?

      • flowbee _89
        flowbee _89  1 days back

        I wish they taught me this stuff in school.

      • the_irate _juan
        the_irate _juan  2 days back

        I never expected wiper blades to be a lot more exciting than netflix. So glad I came across this channel. Subbed!

      • Ty C
        Ty C  2 days back

        I think you’re missing the boat by not posting product links to make some money

        • Project Farm
          Project Farm   2 days back

          Thank you for the feedback. Trying to avoid being just another channel that is just making videos to sell products for a profit.

      • Stel P
        Stel P  2 days back

        Been driving for almost 15 years professionally, and I have tried many different blades on my van, trucks and personal cars. I won't touch silicone as it's only good when new, but after a few weeks, they squeak really bad, and it's worse if you use rainx on your windscreen. Metal are just cheap and nasty in their performance regardless how much you pay. After a few months, I find they have strong and weak spots where they wipe, and can start to leave streaks between the claw points.
        These days I only use flexible wipers, and have had them last me over 4 years on my car. In Australia we only have to worry about heat, but the last few years our rain has been filthy, and often carries a lot of mud, wearing out wiper blades quicker.

      • rawux1228
        rawux1228  2 days back

        I dont have a windshield - problem solved

      • Sintre Tizer
        Sintre Tizer  2 days back

        Good video , I like Bosch parts for my car
        good prices and durable I've been using their wiper blades for a long time
        I also have a Bosch thermostat that has 5 years in my car , and a Bosch fuel tank pump that I installed 3 years ago all working great no problems .

      • JS
        JS  2 days back

        Great job as always...love the different camera views and the speed for slow motion on your videos...awesome !

      • Ander Camps McCaffrey
        Ander Camps McCaffrey  2 days back

        Your neighbors must think you’ve gone insane.

        • Project Farm
          Project Farm   2 days back

          lol. Fortunately, I don't have neighbors that are too close in proximity

      • John Mizzell
        John Mizzell  2 days back

        Where did you purchase the Bosch blades for $11 a pair?!

        • Project Farm
          Project Farm   2 days back

          Amazon raised the price on them. Sorry about that

      • Thomas Ancas
        Thomas Ancas  2 days back

        Very good advice
        How about going a little further and test the pressure of the actual wiper arms

      • FRANKABBY2
        FRANKABBY2  3 days back

        I just bought the Michelin Endurance XT blades and couldn't be more impressed. Thanks for the information

      • RaySchrantz
        RaySchrantz  3 days back

        Thanks for this awesome video. I just bought a used Mazda 3 2014 a couple months ago and I've been wanting to replace the wiper blades because they've been driving me crazy. So I finally went out and picked up a pair of the Michelin Endurance silicone wiper blades and I am extremely satisfied. Not only were they easy to install and keep my windshield clearer than any wiper blade I've ever seen, but they're incredibly quiet. Seriously, very few things bother me more than squeaking wiper blades, these are so quiet that it's actually kind of satisfying. Wouldn't have bought these without your testing, so thanks again.

      • LMacNeill
        LMacNeill  3 days back

        Ooh -- that UV-exposure test sounds like it will definitely be interesting... I'm very interested in how well the silicone will hold up compared to the rubber blades.

      • Alex Robidoux
        Alex Robidoux  3 days back

        What's 10$ diff in price when its something that can save your life and that's gonna last you years? I don't cheap out on wipers just like tires. I use the PIAA because they smooth like butter and quiet. I live in Florida and the truth is i never use my wipers because I treat my windshield with Aquapel every 6-8 months. I found out about Aquapel when working in dealerships. The application method is very different. Was using Rain-X before but then never looked back.

      • Lewis Stockett
        Lewis Stockett  3 days back

        Finding a way to simulate the motion of the car would make your tests closer to real world conditions. Also it seems like handling raindrops falling directly on the windshield and water sprayed up by the semi in front of you might be different. Angle of impact, droplet size and speed through the air could all be factor. Very hard to simulate but if anyone can think of a way it’s you.

        Really looking forward to the longevity test. Cost equations change radically if it turns out that the expensive blades last longer.

      • fMix Things
        fMix Things  3 days back

        Do you have some sort of large shop fan, like the 24" ones? Or maybe an array of box fans? Some way of creating a representation of wind while moving would provide a little more realism than sitting at a stoplight.

        Most of the time I don't have any helpful testing comments to add because you are so thorough. Excellent job.

      • RobbyJay
        RobbyJay  3 days back

        I have been using the Bosch windshield wipers for a little while now and I'm impressed with the performance. They're light weight too.

      • larrydD
        larrydD  3 days back


      • VapeKing
        VapeKing  4 days back

        I find no matter what blades I buy they wear out at 6mo to a year tops. So I stopped buying the expensive blades and just buy cheapos ever six months. Protip rain ex window treatment will make all wipers work better and you dont need them as often since water beads up.

      • Sugar Lampa
        Sugar Lampa  4 days back

        You do know theres one flaw to your testing method, wipers nowadays are designed with airfoils, and theres a big difference when your just wiping and standing on the side of the road vs driving at 100 mph on the highway, wind plays a big factor as to how the wiper hugs the windshield during strokes. Also the curvature of the windshield plays an important role on how the wiper is able to hug the surface of the windshield.

      • Dave R
        Dave R  4 days back

        I bought some Bosch Clear Advantage wipers and put them on today and I don't know how the outcome will be but they are smooth and quiet wet or dry,

      • John Buick
        John Buick  4 days back

        These tests are great for showing how they work when parked in a rain storm but where it counts in when you're driving down the road at 60 miles an hour. I drive a highway tractor trailer rig and let me tell you that not many wipers work well in a snow storm when the temp is around the freezing mark. Those Michelin's with the cover are the worst if water freezes inside that cover. Without the wind pressure this testing is somewhat inconclusive. That said I find that some metal frame blades work in snow and some don't. The uniblades are the best though.

      • pickin4you
        pickin4you  5 days back

        You have one HUGE flaw in your testing. I for one, never need my wipers on high speed more than once per year. You only tested monsoon rain with high speed on the wipers. I have a set of I don't know who made them, factory blades on my GMC truck, that are 10 years old. They spent the first 5 years setting in the driveway in the sun all the time, and the next 5 years in a garage.I can only assume they are silicone, as that would be all I would use, no matter what your tests shows. I have used Bosch, Rainex, Michelins and all the other brands, and they last me about 6 months. They were all RUBBER blades. I know when it comes time to replace my factory blades, GMC will have a contract with someone elses blades, so they will not last as long. You also did not leave them out in the dirt and sun for months to see which one was best. All of those you chose as best, were crap for me when I tried them out.

      • Aaron Schneider
        Aaron Schneider  5 days back

        That's not how heavy rain would fall on the windshield.

        • Project Farm
          Project Farm   4 days back

          Thank you for the constructive comment

      • Champloo Ronin
        Champloo Ronin  5 days back

        This channel is golden.

      • Tethmes
        Tethmes  5 days back

        I always use rain-x windshield washer solvant, and it works wonderfully, so the price premium for the blades themselves wouldn't really make sense. Looks like my next set of blades will be Bosch.

      • Rabid Cabbage
        Rabid Cabbage  5 days back

        Rain-X wipers are at a disadvantage with the way you tested. Granted, I use Bosch Icon wipers BUT I treat my windows with Rain-X. When a windshield has Rain-X, as soon as you get going above 45 MPH the water collects and just flies up your windshield onto the roof. Since I drive a lot of highway everyday, even in the heaviest rain I rarely even turn my wipers on. The only time I do have to turn them on is when I am going under 45 MPH or its not rain but a fine mist/spray from road onto my windshield. The fine droplets do not collect and fly up the windshield like the big drops. So a stationary test put those blades, if they supposedly apply Rain-X to the windows, at a disadvantage. As a side note, I treat my Ford Focus and my work truck Ram Cityvan both, and since the slope of my windshield is greater on my Focus it works better on that. I just need to be at 50 MPH in my Ram.
        Your videos are great, keep up the good work!

      • Ryan Freese
        Ryan Freese  5 days back

        Michelin blades are the worst blade made. I will never use them again. Best blades I’ve come across and still use are the RainX blades.

      • arturo j guzman
        arturo j guzman  5 days back

        The best wiper blades are Bosh “ICON” , usually last two years + !!!

        • seriouslynow22
          seriouslynow22  24 hours back

          I have Bosch Icons and they have lasted nearly 3 years. The last time I was in a heavy rain I did consider whether it was time to replace them. About 1 1/2 years ago I used a tiny amount of AT-205 Reseal on the rubber blades. This product restores flexibility and function to many rubber products. The cost is about 10.00 USD for an 8 ounce bottle. I do think the difference is more dramatic on some rubber items that it is on windshield wipers. But it did seem to extend the life of my wipers for pennies. Seems to really help aging rubber bushings.

        • Project Farm
          Project Farm   5 days back

          Thank you for the feedback!

      • GmJunky87
        GmJunky87  5 days back

        Even though I've watched this I know I'll still put dirt cheap wipers on my 01 sl2 shitbox haha

      • stephenmartinez1
        stephenmartinez1  5 days back

        My opinion on the quality of blades is not how well they work but how long they last before they get noisy . I bought cheap Walmart blades that only worked a few weeks before getting loud even though I tried to clean them. I next bought more expensive mitchelin blades a YEAR ago and they are still quiet and working well.

        • callitlikeiseeit 552
          callitlikeiseeit 552  5 days back

          Been using Bosch for awhile and always liked them glad to have some reassurance

        • Troy-Tyler Clark
          Troy-Tyler Clark  5 days back

          Never mind look at that you already did it😂

        • Brandon Mullen
          Brandon Mullen  6 days back

          I never thought I'd be interested in and come back to a video about wiper blades but here I am for the 3rd time seeing what blades to get.

        • scooterdog29
          scooterdog29  6 days back

          I graduated from WTI in 1990. I love these vids!!!

        • FirstMusic00
          FirstMusic00  6 days back

          I don’t know who makes Toyota's OEM blades...but they are far better than anything else I've found. The ones on my wife's Corolla are a year old and the ones on my daughter's Yaris are 2 years old. They are still dead quite and sweep as if new. I can't get much more than 5 or 6 months if I'm lucky on any aftermarket blades I've tried...and I tried them all. It's off to my local dealer next time around for replacement blades for my Tacoma

        • david smith
          david smith  6 days back

          I just bought the Michelin Endurance blades based on your test. The instructions read just like the RainX blades. It says to activate them by running dry for 3 to 5 minutes. I don't think you did that in your test. I know you did it for the RainX. I doubt if it would make any difference since the Michelins won anyway. Great test as always.

        • Renner
          Renner  6 days back

          i used to use the expensive rain x mono beam blades and could easily get at least 2 years with maintenance out in the new mexico weather. couple years ago i tried the AERO silicone blades and have zero complaints. i can get a set for the price of 2 rain x blade and it lasts just as long if not longer with proper maintenance and cleaning. My cars sit outside uncovered in the sun here in southern new mexico. for the price and quality you cant beat them. IMO

        • Kris R
          Kris R  6 days back

          This channel deserves more subs, best review channel ever.
          This channel will long go in history as the king of reviews!