The Best Wiper Blades in the World and Why

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    Wiper blades explained and which type is best for your car's windshield, DIY with Scotty Kilmer. Rubber wiper blades versus silicone wiper blades, which is better? How wiper blades are made and how they work in your car. The history of wiper blades. Windshield wiper blades review and why silicone blades are the best. DIY car repair with Scotty Kilmer, an auto mechanic for the last 50 years. Scotty Kilmer, gives you a chance to win a car product, by entering in this weekly giveaway.
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Scotty Kilmer
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⬇️Things used in this video: 1. Silicone Wiper Blades: https://amzn.to/2Eby5oX 2. Disposable Gloves: http://amzn.to/2z4TygG 3. Shop Towels: http://amzn.to/2jGDfkA 4. 4k Camera: http://amzn.to/2C2uTMU 5. Mini Microphone: http://amzn.to/2newgV9 6. My computer for editing / uploading: http://amzn.to/2i2sKYz 7. Video editing software: http://amzn.to/2jv5Fhf 8. Thumbnail software: http://amzn.to/2k7tz6C 🛠Check out my Garage to see what I use every day and highly recommend: https://www.amazon.com/shop/scottykilmer ► Subscribe and hit the notification bell for all new videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/scottykilmer Scotty on Social: Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/scottymechanic/ Instagram ► https://www.instagram.com/scotty_the_mechanic/ Twitter ► https://twitter.com/Scottymechanic?lang=en

Month ago
House Stark
House Stark

After watching your video, i put a pair of PIAA blades on my Jeep and so far they are the best i've ever seen!!! Not only are they super quiet, but they clean the windshield much better. And rain just beads off the windshield now so they don't have to work as hard! Thanks a million Scotty!

5 days ago
john sauer
john sauer

Here is my non offensive comment for MY free super blades...... Just send them over dude. Thanks for the vids, who needs school when you have YOUTUBE! 📽️🎬📺

26 days ago
Jim Tomlinson
Jim Tomlinson

I discovered silicone blades when I moved to Minnesota. They don’t stick to icy windshields as bad as rubber. Never using anything else.

4 hours ago
Michel Laforge
Michel Laforge

I've had a car for about 10 years now and I had no idea that this was a thing. Thanks for the info!

4 hours ago
Vincent Bailey
Vincent Bailey

Scotty love the channel, keep up the great work!

6 hours ago
Simon Slater
Simon Slater

You are awesome :D. I love your videos, they're so helpful! I'm not a car guy, but I have to subscribe since your videos are so useful!!

17 hours ago
Nname Withheld
Nname Withheld

The best wiper blades were the triple side wiper blades. They don't make them anymore.. they were *TOO GOOD* They cleaned with one blade going up. . then rotated slightly and cleaned with another one.

Day ago
Anthony Esquibel
Anthony Esquibel

I like you.

Day ago
cpovey1
cpovey1

Just installed Silicone wiper blades on all 3 of our cars. Working well so far. Thanks.

2 days ago
Robert Ellison
Robert Ellison

Clean, non-offensive comment.

2 days ago
Raging Russian
Raging Russian

*photo of Scotty Kilmer* “wiper blade companies hate this man for this important reason”

2 days ago
J Ballew
J Ballew

Til you get new blades or if yours are acting up in a rainstorm, a trick to keep/get old ones working is to scrape the working edges of the rubber blade with a sharp pocketknife or razor blade. Do this a couple of times and wipe the blade with some alcohol/wet-wipe. It will work again for a while.

3 days ago
Biff 1 Tannen
Biff 1 Tannen

Awsome! Hope we have those in Norway🇧🇻😉👍

3 days ago
Arthur Trella
Arthur Trella

Would love to see this guy drunk lol. Must be fun..

3 days ago
Steve Matsukawa
Steve Matsukawa

Another fine job Scotty, and for you, a clean non-offensive comment.

3 days ago
Bill Palmer
Bill Palmer

Best info I've heard in a long while thx

3 days ago
Oscar Sanders
Oscar Sanders

What do you think of those things that slice off the end of your blade to make it work like "new" again

4 days ago
RanGer498
RanGer498

I like cotton blades the most

5 days ago
bernadine cooper
bernadine cooper

you are the best.

5 days ago
Lisa JW
Lisa JW

Hello from Wisconsin! Wiper blades are changed every other month in this state. Snow, sleet, ice, salt, rain, hail, mud, dirt, bugs, stones, heat, sun, cottonwood tree pollen, tree trash ......... You name the road hazard and it is likely that we have it to ruin our windshields and wiper I am so glad to learn of an alternative wiper blade.

6 days ago
Brian Bice
Brian Bice

Is the contest over?

6 days ago
György Laky
György Laky

Thanks for the tip. I've been struggling with all sorts of compromises over the years. I'll definitely give these a chance.

7 days ago
Kevin Jones
Kevin Jones

Good video

7 days ago
Dave Scott
Dave Scott

Hi Scotty, Don't think I ever tried silicone blades before.Tx again for all the tips.Great videos.

8 days ago
joey joey
joey joey

This is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

8 days ago
Roselee Gibson
Roselee Gibson

So glad to hear what Scotty Kilmer has to say about cars and these wiper blades. Being a woman I have to research everything about a car.

8 days ago
Tim Castle
Tim Castle

Never really thought about silicone blades, I’ve always shopped by price! Thanks, I’m glad I caught your video now I will buy silicone blades. If they last as long like you said then it’ll be worth the money. Thanks!!!

8 days ago
cazy
cazy

I'm not sure whats up with my OEM toyota wipers, but they last forever even in the texas sun and wipe clean for years.

8 days ago
jaky bakey
jaky bakey

Thanks Scotty, great tip. But, you might mention, too, that it's not always possible to get a blade from a whole saler that's going to work with your car. I had to go to an Acura dealer to finally get a set a blades that didn't leave a streaky mess--especially in cold weather and snow.

8 days ago
dudiblah
dudiblah

Pro-tip: When waxing your car, wax your windshield as well.

9 days ago
Cons Piracy
Cons Piracy

Are the silicon blades prize still available?

9 days ago
John Herbert
John Herbert

how do you think of refill then? I am not positive that I can find silicon material wiper refill

10 days ago
Bob Beaver
Bob Beaver

Nice to know for my Mercedes ml 320

10 days ago
Jacob Mayer
Jacob Mayer

I want some

10 days ago
Cpcsof1
Cpcsof1

I have the Piaa sci tech silicone version. They are great!

11 days ago
cableaddict
cableaddict

Some counterpoints: PIAA blades are NOT silicone. they're silicon-infused rubber. You can get the same performance by spraing Rain-X with any old blade. Good modern rubber-composite blades last a long time. What's important is how the blade contacts the glass & how well it squeegees the water. My last pair were PIAA, but now I'm using Bosch Icon, (with Rain-X) and I can see better during a storm with the Icon. YMMV, I guess.

11 days ago
John Wayne
John Wayne

Thanks Scotty!

11 days ago
Chang Man
Chang Man

Wish I had known about this a few years ago. I have a 1989 Dodge Van with over 500K miles on it. This 318 cubic in. engine was never re-built. I put a new timing chain in @ 210K miles as a maintenance ( but it didn't need it ) and at 500K miles I put in another one (this time there was some slack). Other than that, there's no smoke and the engine still wants to rip the wheels off when I hit the gas. I also use Marvel Mystery Oil religiously in the crank and fuel. As for wiper blades; I've always had problems with noise and not cleaning properly. Now I'm going to give the silicon blades a shot. I'll let you know how it turns out. Thanks Scotty

11 days ago
Ebony Hayes
Ebony Hayes

YES 😍

11 days ago
Don Finkey
Don Finkey

Thanks for your unbiased recommendations!

11 days ago
Pro pilot pete Brown
Pro pilot pete Brown

Love your channel and content

11 days ago
Diego C.
Diego C.

What about those "frameless" wipers, or whatever they're called, vs the traditional ones like the one you showed in this video?

11 days ago
Project Mustard Seed
Project Mustard Seed

I really like watching your videos because they are fast paced and honest...

11 days ago
potatochobit
potatochobit

Scotty - ICE is the worst thing for your wipers blades. when your windshield freezes and you are in a hurry to get to work and you turn on the wipers blades that is 100% way to damage them.

11 days ago
jB Ng
jB Ng

Are you from Silicon Valley by any chance? lol

11 days ago
Niklas Hultkrantz
Niklas Hultkrantz

jB Ng the name silicon valley comes from silica and not silicon. Silica is a mineral that's used as a material in manufacturing computers

2 days ago
Z71Ranger
Z71Ranger

I could use some new wiper blades...

12 days ago
Satveer Singh
Satveer Singh

Hey Scotty could you do a comparison between V6 Engines and V8, possibly V6 Mustang vs V8 pros and cons?

13 days ago
John Patricks
John Patricks

Thank you Scotty! I never even knew this existed. And it led me to another handy discovery. I have a '69 Ford Van with some bad door seals. New ones are nearly $500! Your video got me thinking... what if I attached silicone tubing to replace them. $100 later, new seals that are better than old rubber and were easy to replace! The old ones were just glued on, so I used silicone adhesive. If anyone else tries this though, be sure to use a neutral cure silicone as your everyday caulk is acid cure which will cause corrosion.

13 days ago
Eric Thomsen
Eric Thomsen

Scotty, Thanks for the educational videos. I have a 200k mi VW jetta with 24" and 19" wiper blades. Watching your videos has helped me keep it running great and on the road.

13 days ago
Jay71658
Jay71658

Need new wiper blades

14 days ago
Prasen Gope
Prasen Gope

I want the silicone wipers Scotty.

14 days ago
PANKI_7
PANKI_7

Ahahah great vid

14 days ago
Alex Wright
Alex Wright

Never knew about these

14 days ago
John Aaron Salcedo
John Aaron Salcedo

*Instantly started scrounging Amazon in search for silicone wiper baldes upon video's end.*

14 days ago
Peter Bukouras Jr
Peter Bukouras Jr

Great salesman!

14 days ago
Ian McTeer
Ian McTeer

Thank you Scotty, great information.

15 days ago
LEO ONEIL
LEO ONEIL

He sounds like Emo Phillips.

15 days ago
Lisa Marie
Lisa Marie

Wow, silicone huh okay I will try some out, Thanks!!!

15 days ago
bobh1099
bobh1099

I didn't know that !  Good tip !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

16 days ago
wendersnaven
wendersnaven

Would like to try out those silicon wiper blades.

16 days ago
displayfireworks2008
displayfireworks2008

I would like to know what wiper blade is the quietest? I do not care how long they last I want no noise. I think I only had one care in my life that had quiet wipers.

16 days ago
amak1131
amak1131

Hmmm never heard of silicone ones before. Given we only have 1 rainy season where I'm at and lots of heat, I just get the cheapest rubber ones I can. I'll look into these.

17 days ago
Mernerner
Mernerner

Thank you.

17 days ago
wyciskTV
wyciskTV

Scotty, I always thumb up your videos after I start watching them!

18 days ago
Antagraber
Antagraber

Dear Scotty, I am adicted to this channel. From Barcelona, thank you for your so good recommendations.

18 days ago
Ultimate Ormus
Ultimate Ormus

me

18 days ago
kicksoffs
kicksoffs

Man I bet ya all his neighbors don't threat about car issues that much.Just Go visit Scotty down the street he'll know what to do.

19 days ago
andrew domenitz
andrew domenitz

If you soak the blades in 303 protectants, they will last way longer.

19 days ago
Last Dog Up
Last Dog Up

46 dollars for two.

19 days ago
Nate Ortega
Nate Ortega

Clean, non-offensive comment!

20 days ago
SDD525
SDD525

I need about 10 new wiper blades. A set of blades could really help! XD

20 days ago
let them eat cake
let them eat cake

Informative! Thank you!

21 day ago
Anthony Allen
Anthony Allen

Great information!!

22 days ago
Mordy S
Mordy S

Have you tried those low profile blades?

23 days ago
Umbbra
Umbbra

Clean, non-offensive comment Wait am I too late? :^)

24 days ago
Jeffrey Yeager
Jeffrey Yeager

Thanks Scotty I never knew they made such a useful item. It seems that I have been buying these rubber wiper blades like you said every two to three years it sure would be nice to find a set of silicones to fit all of my vehicles. Thank you for the tip I always love your show

24 days ago
billybassman21
billybassman21

The reviews are not that good.

24 days ago
Alec West
Alec West

Pedophile looking ass

24 days ago
Chris Chahanovich
Chris Chahanovich

Thanks for the tip Scotty!

25 days ago
TheMacLee
TheMacLee

Very interesting video

25 days ago
Anthony Heflin
Anthony Heflin

I really do love your videos, your the man with a plan and I respect the hell outa that!

25 days ago
Lenni Siale
Lenni Siale

Quick somebody get this guy on commercials for car parts

25 days ago
Victor Villagran
Victor Villagran

Thank you Scotty for the informative videos. Seems like I always learn something new!

25 days ago
George E Harrison
George E Harrison

Now I know what type to get, great information

25 days ago
Robin Wolff
Robin Wolff

Thanks! Definately going with silicone.

25 days ago
Daniel Rosolen
Daniel Rosolen

Scotty that was very informative, I live in Florida and know the sun kills the wiper blades. Thanks for this video

27 days ago
EvoIV Owner
EvoIV Owner

Scotty, You 'da man!!!

27 days ago
Claude Gaskell
Claude Gaskell

Hay Scotty great videos as per norm, have you tried these silicone wiper blades with some Rain X. Bet that would pretty awesome. Ha Ha!

27 days ago
Sunny Abdullah
Sunny Abdullah

I need to replace my wiper blades.

27 days ago
Vincent Chapman
Vincent Chapman

Come on, Canada isn't that cold. Sure it gets cold but it's not Russia cold, I think...

28 days ago
Craig Keyes
Craig Keyes

A clean, non-offensive comment.

28 days ago
Jeremiah Brockner
Jeremiah Brockner

yuhh

28 days ago
Andrew Keith
Andrew Keith

I wonder how many times a week Scotty's neighbors have to call in noise complains. At least we can turn down the volume :D

29 days ago
Charles Eldredge
Charles Eldredge

I'm gonna get me some silicone wiper blades!

29 days ago
f296877
f296877

Thanks Scotty. Very good info.

29 days ago
Patricia Martin
Patricia Martin

Good stuff!

29 days ago
Bernard Popp
Bernard Popp

Well that does it 4 me...i wont buy anything for my cars without consulting this guy's videos first...paid a lot 4 those curved blades, and they said their best blades last maybe a year at Advance Auto. I try to park in the shade, but didn't even think of grit on the glass wearing the blades...and yikes, they only stock the inferior blades with built in material obsolescence!!! A parts man in the 80s told me that the parts prices were kept high to compensate auto makers for the new car rebates back then. The corporations are our enemies...Kilmer is on our side...glad for your channel SK!

29 days ago
BenMJay
BenMJay

I clicked the bell icon because he rings a big bell at the end. I like that

29 days ago
James California
James California

😕 Sadly I doubt they make silicon blades for my 71 VW BEETLE ...

29 days ago
David Morgan
David Morgan

Most trucking companies I've worked gor use silicone blades.

29 days ago
Miguel Arson
Miguel Arson

Im gonna get me a pair!

Month ago

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