The silicone wiper blades in this article went through two rounds of reviews. We started by searching retailers like Amazon, RealTruck, and Advance Auto Parts for top products, looking at factors such as blade style, connector type, customer ratings, and prices.
Our product testing team then ordered the silicone wiper blades that best met these standards. A team member tested each product on a Ford Fusion Hybrid SE, taking note of how well the silicone wiper blade performed, its durability, and the ease of installation. Each silicone wiper blade was given a rating out of 5 stars based on these criteria.
Silicone Wiper Blade Testing Process
To test each silicone wiper blade mentioned in this review, we attached a pair to the windshield of our test vehicle. We then drove the vehicle in heavy rain and captured blade performance using a high-definition camera at 60 frames per second. In addition to assessing visibility in person, we also reviewed the footage to more closely examine each blade’s performance and streaking (or lack thereof).
A quality wiper blade should slide smoothly across the windshield without shuddering or streaking. The best silicone wiper blades cling firmly and evenly to the windshield across the length of the blade. Blades that function smoothly, silently, and push water without streaking score best in this category.
The lifespan of a wiper blade varies depending on use conditions. But typically the best wiper blades should last up to a year. The best silicone wiper blades can last longer, depending on how they are cared for. We assessed durability by sorting through customer reviews, looking for those who owned their blades for at least six months. Blades with the best reports of long-term use scored highest in this category.
Not all wiper blades are compatible with every car, and some blades are also easier to install than others. We gave the highest installation scores to blades compatible with the most different styles of wiper blade arm. We also considered the quality of the instructions.
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