You may have perhaps heard of flat-blade wipers, bracketless wipers, or beam blade wipers, that look and feel different from conventional wiper blades.

Flat-blade wipers represent the latest in windshield wiper technology, which is already car manufacturers’ choice for an estimated 90% of new vehicles in Europe. The trend has also started in Japan and is expected to reach the rest of Asia in the coming years.

Flat-blade wipers also cost more than your conventional ones, and here’s why.

Featuring an innovative design without the traditional metal frame, flat-blades are a one-segment wiper that ensures even distribution of pressure across the blades and windshield. This results in a smoother, cleaner and quieter strokes that help improve visibility for the driver, even in the harshest weather conditions.  Its sleek and minimalistic appearance is an added bonus too!

Without the multiple joints and clamps of a conventional blade, there are also no holes or gaps in which dirt and other particles can get trapped in.  Its aerodynamic design and lower profile gives the flat-blade better wind resistance and prevents blade lift-off, especially if you often drive at high speeds.

Flat-blade wiper blades typically weigh around 100g compared to conventional blades, which weigh around 170g. The decreased weight puts less stress on the wiper arms and wiper motors, bumping up the reliability of the wiping system.

All these factors contribute to an increased lifespan of approximately 50%! This means that instead of having to replace your wiper blades every year (which is recommended for conventional wiper blades), you can go up to a 1.5 years without changing them.

In summary, a conventional blade does the job, but a flat-blade does it even better!

If you want a long lasting wiper blade with superb wiping performance in our tropical climate, take a look at the latest flat-blade wiper by Bosch here. #GetItRight #StartWithBosch

If you want a long lasting wiper blade with superb wiping performance in our tropical climate, take a look at the latest flat-blade wiper by Bosch here. #GetItRight #StartWithBosch