Everyone needs wiper blades for their Jeep Wrangler eventually! Most likely you will replace them on your Wrangler a lot quicker than your other vehicles because you are taking it out in the elements and need to use them quite often.
This review will cover some of the industry’s top wiper blades for the Jeep Wrangler. Check out the article below for the best of the best.
Rain-X 2 in 1 Wiper Blades
The Rain-x 2-in-1 wiper blades are the most unique blades in this review. What makes it unique is the blades automatically apply the Rain-X water-repellant formula right onto the windshield during use.
If you have ever used the water repellant from Rain-X before then you know you almost don’t even need wipers. So this combo is deadly for any rain that falls on your windshield.
Rain-X Weatherbeater Wiper Blade
The Rain-X Weatherbeaters are your standard Rain-X blades that have great reviews and are used by thousands on the road.
These blades are more reasonably priced but have a little less tech than the more expensive models. But if you don’t live in a rainy area or don’t mind changing them out a little more than the others then the Weatherbeater is your best choice.
Some of the major differences that make this blade so cheap are that it is made with natural rubber that doesn’t have any special additives and the frame is simple and made of steel. Again this isn’t going to affect most Jeepers.
Rain X Silicone Endura Review
This blade is our review’s most expensive! But with the expense comes the most recent technological improvements in blades.
These blades were tested in conditions from -20 degrees to 194 degrees so it is safe to say they are ready for anything. Rain-X also claims they will not dry out and crack which is the most common problem with any blade produced today. As soon as they start cracking then they will start to break down and will fail you in a storm.
So if you take your Jeep Wrangler out in the elements then this is the blade for you!
Bosch Icon 16A
The Bosch Icon wiper is the competitor of the Rain-X Endura and is priced slightly lower in most cases.
The Icon utilizes top materials to give you a top-notch performance for your windshield.
What we love:
Lasts 40% longer than other blades
Wiper Blades - Bosch Icon vs Rain X Silicone
|Bosch Icon 16A vs Rain-X Silicone||Materials||Claims of Durability||Use with Original Equipment||Price|
|Bosch Icon 16A||FX Dual Rubber||40% Longer life than other rubber blades||Yes||$$|
|Rain-X Silicone||Silicone Rubber||Life expectancy is 2x longer than natural rubber blades||Yes||$$$|
Trico Ice Review
The Trico Ice blade is a product we have never come across before. It does have good reviews and plenty of them and they are just above our Rain-X budget model.
Trico has a deep history with the automotive industry in Michigan. They have been making rain rubbers (what they called them in the past!) or wiper blades since 1917! So they definitely know what they are doing. They have been at it around 65 years longer than Rain-X!
I have to admit I first thought this was a Chinese Company. Here is more info about Trico.
How To Know When You Need New Windshield Wipers on your Jeep Wrangler?
Windshield wiper blades are one of the many pieces of your Jeep Wrangler that are easily forgotten until you need them in an emergency. Below we have provided some of the most common things to look for to get you ready to replace them prior to that torrential downpour.
Streaks On Windshield
When it is raining do the wiper blades not quite get all the water away and leave streaks on the windshield?
This indicates that your wiper does not have complete contact with the windshield and that it is allowing dirt to accumulate in certain places. The dirt should be getting pushed to the side of the windshield.
This means it is time to inspect the blades to make sure there is nothing blocking them or causing them to not make contact. If there is nothing there then it’s time to replace them.
Windshield Wipers Making Noise
The typical noises you will hear from your wipers are either squeaking or chattering.
Squeaking noises could mean that your windshield is dry and doesn’t have any more water to be removed. That is a great issue because they have done their job and now it’s time to shut it off. If there is water there and they are squeaking it could mean that the rubber has deformed and its pressure is uneven on the windshield causing it to squeak in certain places.
The chattering also means improper contact. The chattering is caused by the wiper blades jumping as it moves across the windshield.
In both instances, before you throw the wiper blades away double check that they were installed correctly and that there is nothing stuck to the blades. Most likely it’s time for a replacement.
Wiper Blade Rubber Strip Cracking Or Split
Cracking or splitting of the rubber is the biggest indicator you need replacement wiper blades.
In the case of cracking you will need to inspect the blades to see if the rubber is cracking in places. If the cracking is allowed to continue this will cause the splitting of the rubber wiper blade. Typically the splitting rubber will say hello to you the next time you use the wipers. The wipers will tend to be useless in many locations.