There are a few types of wiper blades.
Standard Conventional Wiper Blade
Standard wiper blades are the most common type of windscreen wiper, often referred to as looking like a coat hanger and are still fitted to the majority of new vehicles, although this is in decline. They are usually attached to the vehicle using a hook shape wiper arm fitting. Sizes range from 10″ to 28″ and it is not uncommon to have different sizes fitted to the drivers and passengers sides of the windscreen. If you already have these fitted they can easily be replaced with either another set of standard wipers or the new type of flat wiper blade upgrade – these are explained below.
These types of wiper blades feature a Full Spoiler that runs the length of the blade. This helps to keep the blade closer to the windscreen at higher speeds and is usually designed for the drivers’ side only. Again they are usually attached to the vehicle by means of a hook shaped wiper arm fitting. During heavy rain, the hybrid and standard wiper blade fails to clear the windscreen of rain.
Flat Beam Wiper Blade
Flat wiper blades feature a totally new style and technology and are fast becoming the standard fit on new vehicles. These types of wiper blades do not have a metal ‘coat hanger’ shaped frame. Instead they have a tensioned metal strip running within the rubber structure of the wiper blade. This design allows for a flatter aerodynamic shape which reduces wind noise. The internal metal strip applies constant pressure along the length of the blade and has a built in spoiler. Being smaller than a conventional wiper it also provides less obstruction to the driver’s field of vision, less drag and during heavy rain, it is able to collect all water in its path.
Refillable Flat Beam Wiper Blades
Our wiper blades provide all the benfits of conventional, hybrid, and regular flat beam wiper blades. We’ve gone a step further and made our wiper blades refillable, allowing you to remove the rubber when the wiper is worn and replacing it with a new rubber, therefore reducing our overall footprint on the environment, and reducing your vehicle running cost, with a wiper rubber replacement so easy anyone can do it.