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What have you guys found works the best for wiper blades? OEM, a certain brand?

On all of my vehicles I always have run the cheap Michelin "flex" style blades from Costco. Our XC60 should have its blades replaced before we get too deep into winter (they're starting to streak/show some age).

What does everyone use?
 

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Mine is covered under S&S, so I just stop in and have them replace with Volvo OEM blades = no cost. Your's should be covered too? I also applied Aquapel and am good to go.
 

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Mine is covered under S&S, so I just stop in and have them replace with Volvo OEM blades = no cost. Your's should be covered too? I also applied Aquapel and am good to go.
No S&S up here... I am doing aquapel this weekend have it on my other vehicle
 

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Darn! Aquapel will do wonders. I found Bosch Icon wipers to work really well on my previous vehicle during a severe winter - so I would recommend them. But any new wiper will be better than a used / older wiper.
 

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Darn! Aquapel will do wonders. I found Bosch Icon wipers to work really well on my previous vehicle during a severe winter - so I would recommend them. But any new wiper will be better than a used / older wiper.

+1 on the ICON's.
 

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Aquapel better than rainex?
 

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Aquapel better than rainex?
IMO yes, easier application. On my other vehicle it applied way way easier. I always found rain-x was a pain to buff off.
 

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Also consider the Valeo 900 series wiper blades. Very nice and a high quality frameless like factory. 900-26-8B driver, 900-20-8B passenger. Far less than Volvo about $12-$14 at Rockauto.

But for the ultimate deal get the Trico Neoform (also frameless). Rockauto has them closeout in Napa branded packages for $2.22 each. Yes, $2.22. Also a high quality wiper blade. 162515 driver, 162015 passenger.
 

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Also consider the Valeo 900 series wiper blades. Very nice and a high quality frameless like factory. 900-26-8B driver, 900-20-8B passenger. Far less than Volvo about $12-$14 at Rockauto.

But for the ultimate deal get the Trico Neoform (also frameless). Rockauto has them closeout in Napa branded packages for $2.22 each. Yes, $2.22. Also a high quality wiper blade. 162515 driver, 162015 passenger.
Thanks for the suggestion! Rock Auto is great (sometimes), unfortunately for us Canadians this deal isn't good. $1.66 CAD for the blade, $22.17 CAD for shipping.
 
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