I've used Rain-X and lots of Bosch ICON. But just recently I
purchased a pair of Good Year at Costo and quite frankly, so far
they'be been the quietest and cleanest "Wipe" I've seen for several
years. I paid $7.99 each at Costco and checked Amazon and they wanted
$34.95 a pair.
Just my $.02 worth
On Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 7:44:09 PM UTC-6, Wade Garrett wrote:
If you buy the size designated for your auto, no matter the make
or model wouldn't you get a perfect fit?
I don't drive a Honda but I have used the RainX and Anco and
whatever brands on the market all did a good job, not great,
just a good job. They cleared the rain and that's all I asked
Sometimes yes, sometimes no.
The aftermarket manufacturer may specify his 18 inch long refill for
your ride- but your metal blade may actually be 17 3/4 or 18 1/8 long.
The refill width may be off a hair over/under from what yours actually
is- or the clamping groove configuration may be a bit different too.
Over the years, I've done OK with aftermarket refills on American brand
cars. But I've found Honda (and Toyota OEM) refills superior and used
them when I owned those makes of car.
As others mentioned, some car dealers sell OEM parts online at a good
discount. I usually buy my routine wear/maintenance items like wiper
refills, engine air filters, oil filters, crush washers, etc., from
them. But I always cheap-out at Walmart or Auto Zone for my cabin air
Have you ever looked into a mirror and thought…hell no, that can’t be right
GMTA, Wade. I was just about to comment on this thread. I use the
Rain-X on the Corvette (thanks for that link, Uncle) but the Odyssey and
CR-v just get the refills for the OEM Honda wipers. They work great and
are quite long lasting (so long as you don't turn on the wipers when
they they a frozen to the windshield ;) ).
They see a fair amount of use here in the Chicagoland area and I still
get almost a year out of a set before I find it necessary to replace them.
Wade. . . I do my own minor stuff on the Honda and find excellent prices
and delivery times at www.myhondapartsstore.com
All OEM Honda parts and I'll buy three sets of blades at a time for both
The premium replacement wipers are Bosch Icon and Rain-X. My
experience with Rain-X wipers is they don't last long and are streaky.
The Bosch Icon are better but still only last six months or so.
The factory wipers on my Lexus lasted at least two years before I
bought a new pair and that was only because they were TWO YEARS old.
They were cheaper at the dealer than either of the other two.
It never crossed my mind to buy wipers from the dealer but I've never
been back there since I bought the car. Nothing against the dealer, but
I find it more convenient to service my own vehicles. The wiper blades
usually come from the NAPA store up the street from my workplace.
The pita is they are different sizes and I have trouble remembering one
size. I've had two Yaris's and I also have to remember the right year of
the current one since the sizes changed during the model run.
I've got a Yaris hatchback. I have a replacement for the rear wiper but
haven't used it yet, so that's been there for six year come next month.
I replaced the fronts a couple of years ago and they're still going
strong. What do you do with your wipers? Acid rain?
I used to do my own work but quit some years back. I never went to the
dealer for service until my last two cars. The dealer is cheaper than
the dedicated oil change shops and they wash the car too. They
sometimes have a special and put wiper blades on cheap too.
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