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The Best Wiper Blades in the World and Why


rev up your engines today I’m going to talk about the best
wiper blades and why they are the best wiper blades,
welcome to mechanic Monday, and as usual I’m telling you the truth about stuff,
no one’s sponsoring this except the truth, I’ve tried out various types of
wiper blades over the years, and I’ve come to one conclusion, the best wiper
blades are silicone wiper blades and to understand why, here’s a history lesson,
in 1903 Mary Anderson invented the car wiper blade, now the original wiper
blades are made of natural rubber, which whites water off pretty good, but it’s
got one major disadvantage, in the heat and the Sun, the rubber deteriorates
relatively quickly, and then you got to buy another blade, so then later they
came out with synthetic rubber blades and added some graphite to the mix to
make them last longer, but the graphite sometimes makes noise, if you notice when
you’re driving and it’s just the light rain, a lot of times you hear these
noises, that’s the graphite kind of rubbing on your windshield and make a
noise, but then they came out with silicone wiper blades years ago, they did
cost a lot more a long time ago, because they were kind of not mass-produced all
that much, but today because a lot less than they used to, they still might cost
twice as much, but hey they can last four, five, six, ten times longer than the
rubber ones do, I don’t have the car anymore, but I used to have a 1981 Toyota
Corolla sr5 and I put a set of silicone wiper blades on it, and after ten years
they were still the same blades and they still wiped good, silicone is just a
stronger longer-lasting material, years ago, I put a silicone valve cover gasket
on my Toyota here, which originally came with a rubber gasket, but when I found
out these silicone ones are supposed to last longer, I put in a silicone one, now I
had to change the old rubber valve cover gaskets every three four or five years,
they would start leaking, but the silicone ones been in there for more than ten
years and it’s still not leaking, so it’s still a better material, now the main
enemies of wiper blades are ultraviolet rays of the Sun, heat, and dirt in our
atmosphere it destroys rubber much faster than it
destroys silicon, and silicon wiper blades have an added benefit,
as they wipe they actually leave little residues of silicone, which is waterproof
and it actually makes your wipers work better over time, instead of worse like
rubber that leaves deposits that make it harder to wipe, now of course to make
them last as long as they can, you want to keep your windshield relatively
clean, because dirt creates friction and that’s going to wear out even silicon
blades over time, but the silicon blades hey another reason they last longer is,
they retain their pliability longer than the rubber do, and they can handle
extremes of temperatures better than the rubber can too, so if you live in a
really hot place, or you live in a really cold place, these silicone wiper blades
they’re going to last longer and work better then rubber ones are, a few years
back I went to an auto parts store, and I went to the manager and said you know
I’ve been trying out these silicone blades they work pretty good, how come
you guys don’t sell them here, and the manager, who was no fool, said Scotty we
sell thousands of rubber wiper blades every month in the store, if we were to
sell silicone wiper blades over time our sales would just go down to almost
nothing, so you might have to search around a little to find good silicone
wiper blades, but with the internet and amazon, 2-day free shipping, you can
find it just about anywhere and have them sent to your house, and since this
is a mechanic’s Monday, I’m giving away a set of silicone wiper blades, to have a
chance to win, just put a clean non offensive comment in the YouTube comments
below, and a computer will randomly pick a winner,
so if you never want to miss another one of my new car repair videos, remember
to ring that Bell!

Stephen Childs

100 Comments

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  2. Scotty, I would like to win your windshield wiper. Oh, can you please have a car attached to it .

  3. I should buy silicone toilet paper to clean my butt hole because I hear noise when I wipe with normal toilet paper

  4. I'm gonna try these out, thanks Scotty. What do you think of a 2016 Cherokee Trail Hawk vs Toyota Rav 4? considering an upgrade to a newer vehicle.

  5. Scotty, there is no bigger fan than me. I could go on and on. I bought silcone blades on Amazon for my 2003 Accord and my wife's 2009 Corolla. Neither made it through an Albany NY winter. I looked on Amazon, and the blades I bought are no longer available and now have a 1.5 star rating. And, they were not cheap. So, I conclude that you need to know more than just silicone.
    I am going back to cheaper rubber blades. I can't afford to take chances on various vendors at those prices.

  6. Hey Scotty, absolutely love your videos. I bought my first set of silicone wiper blades for my Prius because I watch one of your videos. Now I’m circling back to buy a set for my other cars because it was such good advice. You rock sir. Thanks for all your hard work

  7. Uhm… Silicone can make noises too. It absolutely depends on the exact circumstances, the main reason is dirt like oil and dust.
    Also, graphite isn't the reason. It's hard to make those stick/slip effects with it.
    Rubber tends to have a fragile surface while silicone holds more together, and both can be responsible for noise.
    The rest looks true, but the two things above are bogus.
    I personally suggest Bosch Aerotwin blades: they do their job, are robust and even their construction is less complicated and lightweight than the classical multi beam monstrosities.

  8. I'm now in the camp of cheaper wiper blades are better. I can't see spending nearly $50 bucks for two wiper blades. It rained yesterday and my one Rainx blade was chattering so I picked up a spare in Walmart for $4.50. It'll match my other cheap blade. Essentially, I'd rather be disappointed with something I didn't pay alot for than something expensive.

  9. Scotty run for Office and you will get my vote and votes by the millions 💪💪💪🏁🏁🏁

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    2、Flat wiper blade,

    3、Hybrid wiper blade,

    4、Snow wiper blade and Rear wiper blade.
    We are now looking for Global Distributors, Welcome to cooperate with us !

  11. Let me guess, the best wiper blades are the ones that came on the ‘94 Celica.

  12. I just got the rain x, but my Honda oem ones made by (mitibusa?) lasted almost three years before they needed replacing, through three Wisconsin winters.

  13. The ultimate car: A stainless steel car with silicone wiper blades!!

  14. I have those PIA wiper blades and they are so good. I always used to get Bosch blades but I'm so glad I switched to pia

  15. Thank you, Scotty! I was looking into getting some for my 1st Gen Xterra, since they seem to wear out fairly quickly on it.

  16. Great idea. I will go with silicone wiper blades. Great video.

  17. Yeah Scotty I just learned about silicone wiper blade thanks to your videos spending $20. Per wiper blade at Walmart not knowing they were not going to last probably not even half a year these so called Rainx blades are already starting to streak and make squeaking sounds is a disappointment. 😢😒😞

  18. Hey Scotty Kilmer, I love your channel. I live in Australia and I have watched hundreds of your videos over the past month after discovering you :). All of your videos are still relevant, as dodgy mechanics are everywhere even down under :). Keep it up, I have already learned so much from your advice and I am happy to re-watch your videos to help you get paid, because you are one in a generation. No one else is as generous with their time as you are, or as honest. Take care.

  19. Are they silicone blades, or rubber blades with a silicone coating instead of graphite?

  20. Piaa blades are the truth, known about these for many yrs never went back to anything else

  21. I have NEVER heard of silicone wiper blades!! I sure wished I had seen this last week before I just bought new wiper blades!! But I will be buying silicone ones for sure next time!! Thank you Scotty!!

  22. No ones sponsoring this except the truth lmao rev up your honesty scotty haha

  23. I Love all your videos and sound advice . Keep up the good work .

  24. Thks for the review of wiper blades! PLUS the tip about valve cover gaskets! My old rubber valve cover gasket needs replaced!
    I might spend a little more, but won't have to redo it again for sometime!

  25. You use to be able to get refills for your wipers. So much cheaper than whole blade. Guess it was about making more $$ than keeping it simple!

  26. Already made a check list of how to properly maintain my 2016 Honda Civic lx sedan just by watching these videos sooo exciting

  27. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I needed this info!!! LOVE you Scotty!

  28. I am not any kind of car guy. However I am a very smart dude! And anything I have EVER researched and concluded about my cars agrees 110% with what Scotty has said about it. Scotty is one honest and knowledgeable car guy!

    Regarding wiper blades, yes, everything I found out says silicone blades last MUCH MUCH longer. I ran pure silicone wiper blades for a while and they never squeaked or wore out. I replaced them every couple of years, but really I didn't have to do it.

    They are hard to find, just as Scotty says; you'll likely have to source them online. I WAS getting them online direct from a company/brand called SilBlade, founded by some former GE silicone scientists. But eventually SilBlade was sold … and the quality of their blades went from 5-star to 1-star.

    Now I cannot locate any other pure silicone blades that meet my application. So I now use Valeo Ultimate (using TEC3 Advanced Rubber Technology, whatever that is) … and I find they also hold up almost indefinitely.

    Take note that some wiper blades described as silicone are not PURE silicon, but rather only have a small strip of silicone along the edge that engages the windshield, while the rest of the blade is rubber.

  29. Thank you for all the time and effort you put in your video
    I appreciate you ..

  30. Thank you for your enthusiastic video! I bought the wiper blades you linked to and although I've gotten to use them only once, they were very quite and worked great. Thank you!

  31. i changed the head to where it was leaking on my Toyota he wanted 150 to do it,,i looked up youtube went to the shop got the part for 10 bucks,,but after seeing this i noticed he also gave me the silver flat paper like one not the silicone one and its leaking again, now i know to get the silicone one.

  32. i got brand new wiper blades about 6 months ago how do i know if they are rubber or silicone without the container they come in? thats long gone!

  33. i badly need to invest in a socket set,,and a multi meter. and a batter that charges them on the spot,,i have one that takes 12 hrs but thats too long…i have one but its not digital.

  34. Scotty, you have helped me a 100X with your advice. Plus I could use a set of Blades. THANKS!!! 2018 Impala.

  35. Thanks for video info. I can buy high quality silicone refills off Ebay for under $10 pair. Comes from Thailand. Just takes a little more time shipping.
    If a vehicle bumped you from behind while traveling down the road, would you jump out of the hatch back like that and chew them out? 😀

  36. Yep, bought full silicone to replace my originals. Great performance and smoothness.

  37. I love watching your vids Scotty. Not only do you have good material, but you're entertaining as hell!

  38. We live in Phoenix and standard wiper blades don't last very long. Never heard of silicone blades and out here i think they would be much better.
    By the way 7/16/19 it got up to 115 degrees today

  39. Hi Scotty, I watch your videos all the time. I live in Florida and as you know the rain here is no joke, so I have to use a quality wiper blade. Up until watching this video I found that Rain X latitude were the best wiper blades out there. I usually change my wiper blades every year, just before rainy season. This season i was at the auto parts store and saw that they finally carried Silicon wiper blades (Michelin made them) and i hate to say this but i'm not impressed, it still streaked and didnt really seem better than what i was already using. Now i'll be the first to say that it may be a poor quality of wiper blade. But for price reference the silicon blades were $25 roughly and the Rain X latitude were $17 . I'm sorry but i didnt see the advantage. I'm going back to the RainX ones. I'm not trying to call you out but i just wanted to let you know what I found

  40. You did the research & put the truth into place. Thank you so much, I'M tired of buying wiper blades. "WHAT A GUY"🤗🤗🤗

  41. Man i wish my day went as easy as i had to change wiper blades, Im a mechanic at a bicycle shop and today i had to drill the head off a crank arm bolt to get the crank off thing took me an hour and 2 trips to the hardware store to get better drill bits.

  42. Scotty , you give some brilliant tips and 99% of the time I agree with you but I beg to differ on this one , in sub zero temperatures silicon blades can sustain frost damage , more so apparently than vulcanised or coated rubber blades , not a problem where you live I suppose.

  43. Just take the blades off the car when they're not needed. They will last longer if stored in the trunk out of the sun. You can put them back on when rain is in the forecast.

  44. Love your excitement and positive attitude! Thanks for you great review!

  45. Scotty you are the best….you should be appointed Head Secretary of Mechanic

  46. Frost, snow and ice are what kill my wiper blades before they have a chance to wear out. But I use Rain-X washer fluid and it helps quite a bit in more moderate conditions.

  47. Thanks for everything you do Scotty! I bought a pair of these blades with your link and I LOVE THEM!

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