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What are the best windshield wipers — resource test ZR

The majority of new wiper blades (wipers) usually do the job quite bearable. But how long will they regularly to serve? To answer this question, we had to spend hundreds of hours in a specialized laboratory and to observe how they behave wipers in a long endurance test, equivalent to the average annual mileage.Revin Alex “driving”the ExpertKolodochkin Michael “at the wheel”Expert

Purely not where clean, and where the janitor is on duty with a gun!

From the observations of a seasoned

Needed the wipers all and always. Need them by any administration, they are present in all vehicles. In this case, attempts to replace the mechanical brush with something more modern — an ultrasound or a powerful blow — and remain attempts. Manufacturers from time to time declare any innovation, changing the frame structure is frameless or a hybrid, but the essence remains the same: clean glass brush on leashes.

Which one is better? New wipers generally do the job tolerably well, so we decided to carry out durability tests, which ensure the wear of brushes, equivalent to wear under the average annual mileage of the car. The tests involved fifteen teams of wipers, each of which we took three of the same janitor (why three, to be described later). Ideally, you want from different manufacturers were represented designs of different types — framed, frameless and hybrid. But this range can boast not all. In the end we got the wipers seven brands: Valeo (three types), Bosch (two types), Denso (three types), Champion (two types), Trico (three types), Fenox (one type) and Maruenu (one type). Products of the latter two brands took, mainly because of the polar price run-up is almost twenty times!

Once the Muscovites, Volga and Zhiguli mount janitors was the same design. Now who in what is ready. On the one hand, well: not every thief will be removed. With another — is bad: not just the owner himself will set.Once the Muscovites, Volga and Zhiguli mount janitors was the same design. Now who in what is ready. On the one hand, well: not every thief will be removed. With another — is bad: not just the owner himself will set.

For examination have chosen the most common sizes: 500-510 mm. Such wipers mounted on vehicles Lada Largus, Renault Logan, Renault Duster, Lada Samara, Chevrolet Niva, UAZ Patriot, and others. These machines are the front wipers are the same length, while on many cars they are different. Applying the cleaners of unequal length, automakers have to increase the wiped area of the windscreen, but our test is irrelevant.

As experienced and did

Testing methodology we developed and tested several years ago, when I first started endurance tests janitors. So, we have three brushes each model. First, the so — called reference. She is not involved in the trials, and will serve as “stove” in the outcome compared to the other two tested brushes. The second is sent to work for wear. This is a basic, the longest part of endurance tests. The janitor installed on the stand, representing the windshield frame (glued glass, of course!) with the drive, wiper and washer system. Periodically the expert group monitors the progress of the tests, fixing the split (the work jerks) janitors (top or bottom, in which position the leash at what mileage), as well as the quality of cleaning. Half the time the janitor goes on the driver’s side, half on passenger. At 125 hours each.

This modest, without gloss, the stand carried on their shoulders all of our durability tests.This modest, without gloss, the stand carried on their shoulders all of our durability tests.

Upon completion of the run visually assess wear and violation of the integrity of elements of each brush.Upon completion of the run visually assess wear and violation of the integrity of elements of each brush.

In addition, the method is supposed to drive the brushes in the real conditions on the car in the rain. The weather was favorable: rainy days last summer was so much that the windshield wipers were able to test in equal conditions. Check on the car not so long as the stand is just half an hour on the driver’s and passenger sides. In the Protocol record all observations, by analogy with laboratory tests.

The third brush from each set went to the climate chamber. There she was tortured at a temperature of 60 °C and -45 °C. Each test lasted 96 hours. Another 100 hours on brushes exposed to UV radiation. Note that some janitors is an indicator of aging — glued a circle of dark color which when exposed to sunlight for a certain period of time turns yellow. Yellow — time to change due to aging of the rubber under the action of ultraviolet light.

Further, all the brushes worn on the glass, who was in a climatic chamber and the reference — are so-called dry phase of the tests. The glass of the experimental car covered with a special polluter on the basis of the Cretaceous, after which it alternately chased all the wipers, every one of the fresh coating. Left wipers lanes and nephrocystin areas assess the quality of cleaning.

In a climatic chamber Angelantoni (Italy) brushes are tested not only cold, but heat.In a climatic chamber Angelantoni (Italy) brushes are tested not only cold, but heat.

After being tortured by the cold the janitor with his bare hands will not take. After all -45°C. to Clean his at this temperature is not required, but damaged has a right.After being tortured by the cold the janitor with his bare hands will not take. After all -45°C. to Clean his at this temperature is not required, but damaged has a right.

Now about grades. In trials of every kind caretaker to a maximum of 10 points. Of course, any expert assessment is by definition subjective, but it is quite reasonable. It is often used in sports, where it is impossible to measure and compare the meters or seconds – from figure skating to diving. So here, in all phases of testing for any “mistake” we subtracted from the initial 10 points by half a point. The “failures” of each product are listed in the photo gallery.

Whether to reduce the assessment for the vague instruction or convenience of installation when the main purpose of testing is to test the life of the product? Many will say that the janitor worked, and how to fix it and if it fits on my car, I’ll figure it out. Therefore, for those who did not consider it necessary to consider these qualities when choosing brushes published the corresponding results in the table a separate column. And specify the staging score, a measure of actual ability of the janitor. And the final score takes into account everything our audit. In both cases, we specify the arithmetic mean for all measurements.

Those who do not agree with this approach, we can spend our counting: we pointed out all the flaws, and to rate the importance of each can in its own way. As usual, we remind you: our conclusions are specific to the sample of goods, and therefore can not be used to evaluate all products of a particular brand in General. In our gallery we have located the tested products in alphabetical order.

THE PROS AND CONS OF THE MAIN STRUCTURE OF THE WIPER

Frame

Simplicity, low price
No matter the aerodynamics, the low reliability of joints, propensity for freezing

Common “classic” design with several rockers and a large number of joints. A rubber band placed between two strips of stainless steel.

Frameless

The low aerodynamic drag. Low weight. Frosted over not so much as the frame
The high price

Rubber band in brushes of this type are located between the wide strips of springy steel with a deflection.

Hybrid

Aerodynamics better than conventional frame
Expensive, prone to freezing

A cross between Carcassonne and beskarkasnymi. Top rocker — plastic.

What to buy?

As the dignity of all tested products, we note that after a stay in a climatic chamber no sign of cracking or violations of coating samples and the plaque we found. Accordingly, the final grade this test is not affected.

Absolute champion for the total score was frameless Valeo UM‑650. Last place went to Trico NeoForm NF‑500 is also frameless. It turns out that the design does not guarantee success.

And if you count excluding the column reflecting the ease of installation or a multi-language descriptions, and assess only the performance? Then the leaders goes hybrid Trico Fit HF500. The outsider has not changed is re Trico NeoForm NF‑500, unframed.

It turns out that the brand does not guarantee success.

EXPERT ADVICE

  • The worse work of the brush, the higher the consumption of washer fluid.
  • From time to time remove the brush from the car and wash them with warm water and soap. Then the hinges will last longer.
  • Try to make sure that the wiper arm was holding her perpendicular to the glass.
  • When you install the wipers don’t allow them to Bob about the window seal.
  • From time to time, lubricate the hinges with silicone leads.
  • If the glass is frozen, do not attempt to remove the icing, turning the windshield wipers. In this mode, the brush will not last long.
  • When selecting new brushes, try not to leave recommended by the vehicle manufacturer standard sizes. The increase in length in excess of reduces the contact force, and the brush may cling to each other. And the short brush will reduce the field of view.

Now view taking into account the ratio of quality and price. Leaders go simple frame brushes — Fenox Max Vision and Bosch Eco 50C. The last place in this situation was obvious even before testing: give the timber Maruenu Gyraless ТW‑50 fabulous 2400 rubles could only be a true giant of the spirit.

So what brushes to buy? Our tests showed that none of the three design types do not have any a priori advantages (like brand). All wipers after bench testing has reduced the quality of cleaning. Therefore, in our opinion, it makes sense to frequently change the wipers and do not rush to splurge on actively promoting new products. Simple frame construction if you lose, it is only in appearance. However, they don’t look that much worse, as are cheaper. The only thing you should pay attention to is the applicability of a janitor. Will be shame if you didn’t manage to set the brush only because it is not designed for your car.

What the janitor would we? Perhaps this is the HF500 Fit Trico and Bosch Eco 50C. The first good aggregate performance: hybrid design better than the others survived our marathon. The timber Bosch is captivating not only a great name, but a balance of quality and price.

Choose. We got you all the cards.

No. 1 AR20U Bosch Aerotwin No. 1 Bosch Aerotwin AR20U

Country of origin Serbia

The estimated price per share was 400 RUB.

Design/length frameless/500 mm

  • No indication of aging
  • Crushing on both sides
  • After a climatic chamber and exposure
  • UV radiation there was a small strip in the upper zones cleaning

Fourth place in the overall classification. Very decent performance at all stages. Liked.

No. 2 Bosch Eco 50C No. 2 Bosch Eco 50C

Country of origin Serbia

Estimated price per piece 150 rubles.

Design/length of frame/500 mm

  • There is no indicator of aging
  • Strong new wipers squeaking on a dry surface
  • Crushing the bottom of the new janitors
  • After a climatic chamber and exposure
  • UV radiation there was a small strip on the passenger side

Third place in the overall classification. Vice-champion of the competition in the category “Quality/price”. Their money is definitely worth it.

No. 3 Champion Easyvision E51 N E51 3 Champion Easyvision

Country of origin Hungary

Estimated price per piece 250 RUB.

Design/length of frame/510 mm

  • No information in Russian.
  • No indication of aging
  • Installation and removal do not match the pattern
  • When removing may damage resinality
  • Weak fragmentation on both sides to the middle stroke
  • Much get dirty in the beginning
  • After a climatic chamber and exposure to UV radiation there was a small raw area on the driver’s side

These brush — model average for all indicators.

No. 4 ER50 Champion Easyvision No. 4 ER50 Champion Easyvision

Country of origin Hungary

Estimated price per piece 370 RUB.

Design/length frameless/500 mm

  • There is no information in Russian
  • There is no indicator of aging
  • Requires a fair amount of force when removing the brush
  • After a climatic chamber and exposure to UV radiation appeared uneven cleaning

The brushes proved to be excellent in the rain. However, in good faith to clean stained glass refused and slid into the end of the ranking. A good impression was slurred.

No. 5 Wiper Blade Denso DFR-004 n 5 Wiper Blade Denso DFR-004

The country-manufacturer France

Estimated price per piece 500 RUB.

Design/length frameless/500 mm

  • No indication of aging
  • Difficult installation
  • For access to the adapter requires a screwdriver
  • Crushing drying the glass on both sides
  • After a climatic chamber and exposure to UV radiation there are small strips in the area of the upper edge of the brush

French beskarkasnymi does not remember. Cleans medium, installation is not easy.

No. 6 Denso Wiper Blade DUR-050L No. 6 Denso Wiper Blade DUR-050L

Country of origin Mexico

Estimated price per piece 590 RUB.

Design/length hybrid/500 mm

  • No information on the applicability
  • There is no information on the place of installation
  • No Russian-speaking information
  • No indication of aging
  • After a climatic chamber and exposure to UV radiation is a small strip in the upper part of the brush on the passenger side

Perfect behavior in the rain. Vice-champion of practical results. Sorry, no one bothered to work on the text on the packaging.

No. 7 Wiper Blade Denso DM-050 No. 7 Wiper Blade Denso DM-050

Country of origin Korea

Estimated price per piece 300 RUB.

Design/length of frame/500 mm

  • No indication of aging
  • Crushing new wipers on both sides
  • After a climatic chamber and exposure to UV radiation is a small strip on the passenger side

Vice-champion in the overall classification. Fifth place in terms of quality and price. The result: good!

No. 8 Fenox Max Vision No. 8 Fenox Max Vision

Country of origin Korea

Estimated price per piece 140 RUB.

Design/length of frame/500 mm

  • Not provided indication of aging
  • Crushing in the lower part on both sides

Champion in the category “Quality/price”. Fifth place in the overall classification. Very good!

No. 9 Maruenu Gyraless TW-50 No. 9 Maruenu Gyraless TW-50

Country of origin Japan

Estimated price per piece 2400 RUB.

Design/length of frame/500 mm

  • No Russian text
  • There is no information about models of cars
  • No data about the installation
  • No indication of aging
  • Crushing on both sides
  • After a climatic chamber and exposure to UV radiation on the glass from the driver’s side there was a small strip

In frame of the product is deafening price for a fairly mediocre operating performance.

No. 10 Trico Fit HF500 No. 10 Trico Fit HF500

Country of origin Mexico

Estimated price per piece 500 RUB.

Design/length hybrid/500 mm

  • No information in Russian.
  • There is no information about models of cars
  • There is no information about installation locations
  • There is no indicator of aging
  • To access the adapter the right tool
  • Crushing on both sides
  • A loose fit

Champion technical characteristics: excellent behavior in the rain and the best results in static measurements. Would lower the prices had not been (pardon the pun).

No. 11 Trico NeoForm NF-500 No. 11 Trico NeoForm NF-500

Country of origin Mexico

Estimated price per piece 450 RUB.

Design/length frameless/500 mm

  • Is no Russian-speaking information
  • There is no information about models of cars
  • No data on the installation sites
  • There is no indicator of aging
  • To access the adapter the right tool

Packaging — an example of disrespect to the consumer. A clear failure on the bench. Only the janitor, actually collapsed into pieces on the 159th an hour of bench testing.

No. 12 Trico T500 No. 12 Trico T500

Country of origin Mexico

Estimated price per piece 190.

Design/length of frame/500 mm

  • There is no information in Russian
  • There is no indicator of aging
  • There is no information about models of cars
  • No data on the installation sites
  • Crushing at the bottom of a wet glass on both sides
  • After a climatic chamber and exposure to UV radiation at the first stroke there was a small untreated zone

Bronze medalist in the category “Quality/price”. Low price — probably the main advantage.

No. 13 Valeo First Hybrid VFH 50 No. 13 Valeo First Hybrid VFH 50

Country of origin Indonesia

Estimated price per piece 450 RUB.

Design/length hybrid/500 mm

  • No indicator of aging
  • In the rain — a pounding in the lower part for drying the glass on both sides
  • On dry glass — loose fit new wipers
  • After a climatic chamber and exposure to UV radiation is non — uniform cleaning

Wipers not flashed anything. And even the ratio of quality and price turned out to be unimportant.

No. 14 Valeo Silencio U51 No. 14 Valeo Silencio U51

The country-manufacturer France

Estimated price per piece 260 RUB.

Design/length of frame/510 mm

  • There is no information in Russian language
  • Gapping both sides
  • Crushing on both sides
  • After a climatic chamber and exposure to UV radiation, the band appeared on the line of the upper edge of the brush

Sixth place in the overall classification. In terms of quality and price fourth. Well.

No. 15 Valeo Silencio X-TRM UM650 No. 15 Valeo Silencio X-TRM UM650

The country-manufacturer France

Estimated price per piece 700.

Design/length frameless/500 mm

  • The weak splitting in the lower part on both sides
  • The creaking at the beginning, during the tests is missing

The absolute leader in the number of points at all stages of testing. The owner of the package with a model text. Vice-champion according to the results of measurements in static. The only product with a indicator of aging. Overall — very good.


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