PIAA Windshield Wiper Review

Updated Jan 10, 2014


PIAA silicone-impregnated windshield wipers create a clear view


One of the biggest safety issues while driving is clear vision in inclement weather. This is especially true when the roads are narrow and or unimproved, as is the case a lot of the time during the winter.

 Keeping the windshield clean and clear is a challenge that the typical factory windshield wipers lose more than they win. Those who live anywhere there’s a lot of cold weather know that from the number of times wipers streak and smear instead of swipe and clean.

One option is frequent applications of a silicone coating such as Rain-X  to the windshield. There are a number of these products on the market and they work well when applied properly. But we have a better alternative: silicone-impregnated wipers.

PIAA  is one company that offers such wipers and blade inserts. One type we suggest are the PIAA  Super Silicone Wiper Blades. They are specifically designed for curved windshields, like that found on our many of the new pickups and SUVs.

 In a nutshell, the PIAA Super Silicone blades squeegee off the water and at the same time put down a microscopic layer of silicone making the windshield water-repellant. The rain drops just bead up and slide away.

 Another slick aspect of these wiper blades is the silicone acts as a lubricant so the wiper blades never chatter or squeak. And, the design greatly extends wiper insert life that would otherwise be shortened by the effects of smog, heat, cold, ozone, and ultra-violet rays. They clearly make a difference. –Bruce W. Smith