Bosch has been manufacturing electric windshield wiping systems for over 80 years. This knowledge of the entire wiping system helps Bosch understand what determines excellent wiper performance. The expertise from original equipment manufacturing goes into each replacement wiper we make. Offered at various price levels, Bosch wiper blades are available for virtually every vehicle on the road.
The best solution for the winter season is the beam blade. By design, beam blades are not affected by snow and ice build up. The enclosed tension springs help keep the blade flexible and effective in wintry conditions. Some manufacturers offer a winter blade. However if the rubber boot over the blade should tear, the water can collect inside and freeze, causing the blade to become ineffective.
It is recommended to replace the driver’s side and passenger’s side wipers at the same time for improved vision and increased safety. Do not forget to replace rear window wipers as well.
Most manufacturers recommend inspecting your wiper blades every six months for wear. Besides wear from exposure to the elements, the rubber component in a wiper blade deteriorates due to road debris, chemicals, climate and ozone exposure. Failures can be identified by excessive noise, streaking and chattering. If the rubber has started to tear apart from the blade it should be replaced immediately.
Consult the Bosch vehicle part finder for the correct part numbers for your vehicle. Most auto parts retailers carry Bosch premium wiper blades. Retail store counter personnel will be happy to help you with this question as well.
Bosch wiper blades are designed with the do-it-yourself customer in mind. For most vehicle applications, the Bosch installation system allows for quick and easy one-step installation without having to deal with adapters.
Windshield contamination is a common cause for poor wiper performance even if the wipers are still in good shape. Some kinds of contamination, such as tree sap, can destroy the wiping element in a short time. We recommend cleaning the windshield regularly with car wash soap as regular dish soap or hand soap can be corrosive to car paint.
Some wiper blades are not aerodynamic and can lift off at high speeds. This causes misswipes and can be dangerous.