See Clearly While Driving with New Windscreen Wipers
Windscreen wipers are essential safety equipment necessary for passing the MOT and keeping rain, mud and other debris off the windscreen of your car for improved visibility. There are standard and flat shapes and styles available. Standard blades attach to a metal arm and sit flat against the windscreen. Flat blades, also called beam blades, are smaller in size than conventional blades and adhere to the windshield more easily. Some windshield wipers also feature spoilers. These help improve performance and prevent the wind from lifting the blade off the windscreen.
The attachments that connect wiper blades to the car vary, there are pins, hooks, pinch tabs and bayonets. The fittings needed are specific to the type of car. When replacing a blade, it's important that you choose a replacement that features the same attachment type. This makes replacing the blade easier.
To avoid scratching the windscreen glass and creating difficult-to-see-through streaks, wipers often feature materials like latex rubber, silicone rubber and graphite. Latex rubber is typically the less expensive option but may cause squeaking when the blades rub against the glass. Silicone rubber eliminates this problem and is usually more resistant to ice, sun and hot temperatures. Graphite windshield wipers are silicone or latex rubber blades coated in graphite. This coating helps ensure better durability while keeping the blade quiet as it cleans the windscreen.
Windscreen wipers are available as individual blades that suit either the driver's or passenger's side of the car or in twin packs for those times when replacing both blades is necessary. The length of each arm varies depending on the make and model of the car it fits. Find blades from a number of trusted manufacturers, including Bosch, Bearmach, Freelogix and Champion.
For a streak-free shine and improved visibility, replace your worn windscreen wipers with new ones from our wide selection of options.