Wiper blades - Ford Fiesta?

Hey there, anyone have any recommendations on a decent set of wiper blades?

This being my first car I haven't really got much experience in the field and first time replacing them.

Looking at a set of Bosch wipers but coming upto about £30 - which seems a bit steep to me? Or is this price OK?

Any other decent makes to consider?

Also on the same topic, has anyone used these "blade trimmers" here?

amazon.co.uk/gp/…-21

Thanks

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I normally order from wiperblades.co.uk/
Good prices and good quality

Are they flat blades or normal. 30 is normal for the flat blades but normal wipers be a bit cheaper

Asda or tesco also good. Really cheap sometimes. They sell flat and standard. I buy cheapest
Edited by: "wayners" 12th Apr

Go with the Bosch, well worth the extra few quid imo & avoid cheap rubbish.

The standard bosch ones are fine. Normally about 20 quid for a front set of two from Halfrauds..

I had Bosch blades for my previous car, I was not impressed, they didn't last long at all.

I did try the gimicky ones from Asda that may have been JML but can't remember, they were quite good, but the end kept coming off the drivers side.
But from memory I don't think there is much choice in the local stores like Halfords, I would also recommend the website that Welshman213 mentioned.

Col67

I get mine from Euro Car Parts:http://www.eurocarparts.com/wiper-blades



Same here, can't really grumble at less than £10 each for Bosch wipers, which I've had no issues with.

+1 for euro car parts. Keep an eye out on their main page, they have as many sales as DFS and normally have codes in the home page.

The trimmer would only be of use if it's just the edge that is poor, no use if the blade is beginning to split, or weaken at the flexing point.

Original Poster

Thanks so much everyone appreciate all the recommendations.
I will have a proper look this weekend.

Thanks!

just don't go halfords

you say it's your first car so I'll just say this - never go halfords, for anything

Their products are overpriced, and if you're tempted to get them to fit it - you will get gobsmackingly ripped off.



if you have a eurocarparts near you, use them - if not, shop online
they usually run a 50% off on weekends, and sometimes 20-30% off during the week - also if you go instore the discount doesn't apply but when I mentioned it they put my purchase through as trade so I got the money off anyway

One thing I will say, try to do stuff yourself - I know even things like bulbs can seem daunting but for most cars it's literally a screw or 2 - front lights may be a bit more challenging. I think fords have a screw for rear lights and a plastic screw thing - really simple. Oil change (or top up if you're not doing it fully) is also super simple. Everything you need will be on youtube.

Also doesn't hurt to find a local garage, guy round the corner from mine does odd jobs for a couple quid. One time I rounded a bolt off and popped it round there and they had no problem getting it off for me and giving me a new one for nothing.


ps. eurocarparts do fit but I don't know their prices to comment
Edited by: "murtgurge" 13th Apr

Depends whats wrong with them - if theyre streaky or noisy try putting windolene on ur fingers and rubbing them up and down the wipers, usually does the trick unless theyre properly knackered

murtgurge

just don't go halfordsyou say it's your first car so I'll just say this - … just don't go halfordsyou say it's your first car so I'll just say this - never go halfords, for anythingTheir products are overpriced, and if you're tempted to get them to fit it - you will get gobsmackingly ripped off.if you have a eurocarparts near you, use them - if not, shop onlinethey usually run a 50% off on weekends, and sometimes 20-30% off during the week - also if you go instore the discount doesn't apply but when I mentioned it they put my purchase through as trade so I got the money off anywayOne thing I will say, try to do stuff yourself - I know even things like bulbs can seem daunting but for most cars it's literally a screw or 2 - front lights may be a bit more challenging. I think fords have a screw for rear lights and a plastic screw thing - really simple. Oil change (or top up if you're not doing it fully) is also super simple. Everything you need will be on youtube.Also doesn't hurt to find a local garage, guy round the corner from mine does odd jobs for a couple quid. One time I rounded a bolt off and popped it round there and they had no problem getting it off for me and giving me a new one for nothing. ps. eurocarparts do fit but I don't know their prices to comment


I wouldn't buy a bicycle from halfords but they can be good for car parts etc

for example one of my bulbs went the other day, had no tools on me and we were 20 mins from home going away for the day, £5 and 5 minutes later I had it replaced at halfords

dataload

I wouldn't buy a bicycle from halfords but they can be good for car parts … I wouldn't buy a bicycle from halfords but they can be good for car parts etcfor example one of my bulbs went the other day, had no tools on me and we were 20 mins from home going away for the day, £5 and 5 minutes later I had it replaced at halfords


guy must have liked you cause they advertise £8 to change a bulb iirc, and then you have to actually buy the bulb too but at £5 bulb included it is a good service I admit

on the subject, there is an RAC emergency bulb/fuse kit at home bargains and b&m for £2.50 - includes headlight, tail light, indicator, all but interior for most cars I believe (except xenon headlights ofc) - very good price for the H1 alone even. If your car is old though you should have a tool kit in there, usually it's a interchangeable screwdriver but if not youcan get one of those for 50p too (I say if it's old because it's usually with the spare tyre and new cars don't seem to have one)
Edited by: "murtgurge" 13th Apr
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