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#1
damn i need 16'' and they start at 18'' :( heat added tho
#2
Just what I needed. No stores near me have them for click and collect though.
#3
Good price, pleanty of store to choose, been waiting for a good deal, don't forget to go through quidco!
#4
how do you know when you actually need a new blade?
#5
Jetpac
how do you know when you actually need a new blade?


Usually it's when ur existing wipers fail to do a good job of clearing ur windscreen!
#6
pardoematthew
damn i need 16'' and they start at 18'' :( heat added tho

I need a 24" and they finish at 22"!
#7
Mine just started to stop working today, talk about good timing!
#8
Mr Rossi
pardoematthew
damn i need 16'' and they start at 18'' :( heat added tho
I need a 24" and they finish at 22"!

I don't need any cos I just paid £22 for some :(
#9
Mr Rossi
pardoematthew
damn i need 16'' and they start at 18'' :( heat added tho
I need a 24" and they finish at 22"!

Try Asda. I got my Champion blades from there for a fiver not so long ago. Pretty sure they had 24in ones too :)
1 Like #10
Jetpac
how do you know when you actually need a new blade?
Just before you hit something
#11
NSA
Mr Rossi
pardoematthew
damn i need 16'' and they start at 18'' :( heat added tho
I need a 24" and they finish at 22"!
Try Asda. I got my Champion blades from there for a fiver not so long ago. Pretty sure they had 24in ones too :)
Thanks NSA, I'll take a look some time tomorrow.
#12
cheers
need a couple for my mot due next month
heat added +4

Edited By: scoot on Feb 06, 2011 02:14
#13
Jetpac
how do you know when you actually need a new blade?


Normally either ends of the blade will start to split, the rubber will become dry and weathered. Use of De-icer throughout the winter will reduce the life of them too.
#14
will they connect to any car?
#15
Jetpac
how do you know when you actually need a new blade?


Are you being serious?
2 Likes #16
I am a mechanic and these blades are truley awful, I have worked in and run a few garages in my time and any decent garage will not stock these 'Champion' blades (if they do then you get a pretty good idea of what type of garage you are putting your vehicle in!) From day 1 they won't clear the screen properly, the universal plastic fittings don't fit that well, the quality of the rubber used on the blade is so cheap they will only last a fraction of the time of a Bosch blade for example. I have tried them many times over the years on customers cars when suppliers are almost giving them away thinking that just maybe they may have gotten better but...................... no! They have always been and always will be cr*p! Waste your well earned cash if you want to, it's just my professional opinion, it's the same old story, you get what you pay for!
#17
Before you get carried away, these are cheaper on Ebay unless you can collect from store.

Delivered, a set of 2 will cost you about £12 from Sainsbury's - varies according to model.

From Ebay, that's be £8.50.
#18
If Bosch are better, get them for pretty much the same price delivered (2 for £12-14 depending on model) at autobulbsdirect
#19
misterboumsong
will they connect to any car?


No, a lot of cars take curved shaped blades & some Mercedes have different fittings.
Your better off going to your local car spares shop, quite often they will fit them free of charge - unlike Halfords.
1 Like #21
Hancock
misterboumsong
will they connect to any car?


No, a lot of cars take curved shaped blades & some Mercedes have different fittings.
Your better off going to your local car spares shop, quite often they will fit them free of charge - unlike Halfords.

my mum got her blades fitted at halfords and she rang me up to say they werent working very well, so i put them on the right way round for her. halfords employ some proper numpties! that is all.
#22
princepaul
I am a mechanic and these blades are truley awful, I have worked in and run a few garages in my time and any decent garage will not stock these 'Champion' blades (if they do then you get a pretty good idea of what type of garage you are putting your vehicle in!) From day 1 they won't clear the screen properly, the universal plastic fittings don't fit that well, the quality of the rubber used on the blade is so cheap they will only last a fraction of the time of a Bosch blade for example. I have tried them many times over the years on customers cars when suppliers are almost giving them away thinking that just maybe they may have gotten better but...................... no! They have always been and always will be cr*p! Waste your well earned cash if you want to, it's just my professional opinion, it's the same old story, you get what you pay for!

Cant really go wrong for £3 odd though and auto express seem to have a different view giving 4 out of 5. But i know what you mean, Bosch wipers are really good
#23
Champion!
#24
Fits fine on my Ferrari 458 Italia.

Edited By: mekon on Feb 06, 2011 16:53
#25
I couldn't find them in Redditch or Northfield. Got some more expensive, better brand online elsewhere instead.
4 Likes #26
emmacowley
[quote=Jetpac] how do you know when you actually need a new blade?


Later than some people seem to think.

When the blades don't seem as effective as they used to then give the blades a quick wipe up and down with white vinegar a few times. This will usually be enough to restore them to almost-new.

Replace the blades when either this fails to work, or when the blades start to split at the extremes.

Often the cause of smearing is grease on the windscreen rather than being a problem with the blades. If this is the case then add 4 teaspoons of bicarbonate of soda to a mug of tepid water, stir well and use it to sponge the windscreen clean, then rinse the windscreen well with clean water.
#27
Save yourself a few quid and do as I do - carry an old rag, and lean out your window every so often.

Cold.

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