There are lots of different beam-style wiper blades that claim to offer majority market coverage for all vehicles currently in operation. 98% or better market coverage sounds really great, doesn’t it? Here’s the problem: There are some really popular makes, such as Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Audi, Volkswagen, and Porsche that aren’t always covered. These…

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Beam blades are designed to perform well in all types of weather when installing on modern vehicles. As automakers strive to meet tightening environmental regulations, car windshields are being designed with more curvature in an attempt to improve aerodynamics and reduce wind drag. The idea behind this approach is to improve performance and fuel economy…

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Spring is here and that means changes to the weather (hopefully warmer weather), which usually allows us to get outside, work in the yard, clean up the house or garage, or open the pool. It’s the time of year when we start making preparations that will get us through the dog days of summer. Your…

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For 2008 – 2018 Audi/ Porsche/ Volkswagen Models Many newer Audi, Porsche, and Volkswagen models use a top-button wiper arm with dimensions that are different from the standard top-button. On these applications, the inside dimension of this arm features a lower profile and is slightly longer. Common aftermarket wiper blades will not fit on these…

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Wiper blades are important safety devices. If they’re smearing or chattering the driver can’t see properly and may be distracted. Both increase the risk of an accident.

Typically drivers notice their wipers aren’t doing a good job of clearing away rain or spray while on a road trip. They realize the blades need attention, but forget about them when they reach their destination.

Having a variety of wiper blade styles available will help meet diverse customer needs and maximize sales opportunities for your shop. However, putting a different type of wiper blade on a vehicle than what came with it from the original equipment manufacturer could cause a problem with clearing the windshield.