Motomaster Teflonâ„˘ Winter Wiper Blade
Ok, Nothing Special
I just bought these from Canadian Tire and the packaging looks slightly different than what the stock website photos show.
They are relatively easy to put on (although it's better to have had experience) and use the "J-Hook" style attachment.
Motomaster claims these have a Teflon Surface Protector and after looking at the actual blade itself, I have no clue what they are referring to. The only thing special about these is that they have a Neoprene Latex Boot that wraps around what would otherwise be the exposed metal frame. That being said, the rubber blade that does the actual wiping doesn't seem to have any advantage over other single blade wipers.
I bought these for my 2007 Toyota Corolla. The Canadian Tire catalogue said the driver's side requires the 24" and the passenger the 18". So far, after testing it by spraying windshield washer fluid onto the glass (contoured) the blades wipe clean with no streaks; however, the 18" passenger blade seems really long (almost reaches the edge of the glass on the right side).
I'll have to wait for next winter to see how these actually fair in the snow, because honestly, it barely rains in Calgary's summers anyway.
The only reason I bought these was because they seemed to be the only and cheapest winter-specific wipers I could find.
I'd suggest buying a more heavier duty model if you can afford it. There is nothing special about these other than the dumb Neoprene Latex Boot.
May 1, 2013
The don't work and they won't take them back
Typical Canadian Tire product, backed by typical Canadian Tire service: they don't work, and they won't exchange them.
December 27, 2012
best wipers for Canadian winters
I tried quite a few different wipers on my Jeep Grand Cherokee (uses 21" blades), including pretty expensive ones and I've settled on these. The pictures on the site don't show it but they have blue plastic tips on them so you can spot them easily in the store. I had them on for over a year and the only reason I had to change them was the rubber boot started leaking and causing the wiper to freeze up. I went to the store and picked up a replacement set and they are back to working great. Just wish they made them for my back window. Don't worry about the whitish powder on the rubber, it's from the manufacturing process, it wears off. You need two packages as it's one blade per package.
December 17, 2012
ok if flat windshield
I bought them for my audi but there was a corner unwiped. Overall is ok coz the rest of the windshild is clean. I'll suggest a curve fit wiper
March 3, 2012
Best for Winter
Better than any frameless wipers that I've used. I have tried pretty much most or all the frameless brands such as michelin, armour all, bosch, trico, regatta, valvoline, rain-x. These teflon winter blades are by far the best for winter.
December 8, 2011
Why I didn't read reviews before I bought these wiper blades? They are awful, IMO. The worse wiper blades that I ever had on my cars. They work only when the window is absolutely wet with running water otherwise they scratch window, leave dirty areas.
November 25, 2011
These wipers make a terrible noise and do not work properly - Don't buy them
May 2, 2011
As the name implies: they wipe in winter!
(Saturn Vue Hybrid 2007)
Stay contoured well to windshield, and clean with almost no streaks (as long as their is enough fluid).
The sleeve surrounding the support structure does actually provide extra protection and strength against ice and wind.
The only truly negative comment is the weak plastic connector for the short wiper, which cracked and made the blade come loose (used the connector from an old Reflex blade--nice fix).
Recommended for winter conditions, but nothing special during other seasons.
January 15, 2011
I don't know how Canadian Tire can justify selling these. The store book recommended them for the PT Cruiser but problems were evident immediately after installation. There were large streaks and unwiped areas; they are not nearly flexible enough and don't have any spring power to push down on the windshield surface. Forget about clearing ice or snow; these blades can't even clear off windshield fluid. I'm very disappointed as they shouldn't be recommended for a vehicle with a curved windshield. They work fine for some vehicles but the store should only be recommending these for vehicles that they are compatible with.
January 2, 2011
Only good if you have a flat windshield
I've been using summer wipers for the last 5 years and got sick of them freezing up and not wiping. So I decided to get a set of these (2 front, 1 rear). Put 'em on and used them right away. They do clean really well and are quiet, but if you have a contoured windshield (or anything that's not relatively flat) then there will be a big area that's missed and not wiped. The blades aren't flexible enough and don't contour to the windshield if there's any curves. If you don't mind an unwiped portion (usually in the bottom corner), then go with these because they do clean the area they touch well. Or just go with Reflex wipers (which, by the way, are no good when there's some ice on the windshield). I personally kept 1 of these for my driver side and went and got summer wipers for the passenger side and the rear.
December 30, 2010
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