I've been buying the wipers on sale at Costco for a few years now. I just buy the 16" and cut an inch off of the end of the blade. If I lived where wipers were critical is probably spring for something better, though.I run the michellin wiper blades from costco on my tundra -- they're $5.99 when on sale. They rarely have jeep sizes in store though so you have to pay shipping.
Because 40 years ago they actually used good quality rubber... just like everything else these days, "use, discard, replace... has become the norm. One way you can extend the life of the new wipers is, periodically clean the rubber with rubbing alcohol or mild bleach on a rag, the alcohol will remove road build up, and the bleach will slightly soften the rubber and bring back it's flexibility.Why can you get a 40 year old POS out of a junkyard and the original wipers still work great, but need to replace all these new super improved wipers 2-3 times a year and they are still crappy at such a simple job?
I agree, and was thinking the same thing when I watched it. I just put some Bosch wipers on this summer after buying the Jeep and they are working well, but I have yet to drive it in a real rain storm.While I normally like his videos, this one does not consider a flat windshield.
It always surprises me the kinds of things people settle for with maintenance. 17” blades make zero sense on a TJ windscreen.Well, I bought Bosch. Not necessarily because that was my first choice, but because, out of the four auto parts stores in our town, that was the only thing I could find in 13". And it was snowing like crazy and someone had put 17" blades on the Jeep. So, of course, they were all torn at the ends where they rubbed on the moulding around the windshield.
+1Anco part #91-13. As close to an OE quality blade as you can get and they're only $3.89 ea at RockAuto.