Do you realise how important a
car wiper blade is? Well, you get to know only when it rains and you pray for a
clear vision. Bosch has in a press release stated that its Aerotwin Multi-Clip
flat wiper blade has achieved a total evaluation of 2.0 (on a scale from 1 to 6
with 1 being the best possible result), winning this year’s ADAC wiper-blade
test. With an overall result of 2.2, another Bosch wiper blade ranked second:
the Twin Spoiler standard wiper blade. The German automobile club ADAC
(Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club) tested a total of eight wiper blades
from different manufacturers, all of them suiting a VW Golf IV. Among them were
four conventional standard wiper blades and four modern flat wiper blades. Only
three out of the eight tested wiper blades were evaluated as “good”
Contributing 90 percent to the
overall result, wiping quality was the most important test criterion. At first,
the wiper blades were tested in mint condition and then once again after 150,000
wiping cycles, exposure to artificial sunlight and continuous operation – at
both 20°C above and 10°C below zero. The test winner Bosch Aerotwin Multi-Clip
achieved the best results in almost all test categories. Only after being
exposed to sunlight simulation and continuous operation, the second Bosch wiper
blade, Bosch Twin Spoiler, obtained even better results. Moreover, the Aerotwin
wiper blade was the only one to receive the rating of “good” under conditions
of simulated winter operation as well.
The Bosch Aerotwin achieves
its excellent wiping results thanks to its custom-made Evodium spring strip
perfectly adapting itself to the curvature of the windshield. This guarantees
an even surface pressure and therefore enables perfect wiping performance at
every point on the windshield. Thanks to the aerodynamic profile the wiper
blade does not lift up, not even at higher speeds, and causes less wind noise.
The Twin dual-material wiper rubber is elaborately constructed with a flexible
back, a wear-resistant edge and smooth-glide coating. This design makes the
wiper blade extremely resilient and ensures consistently high wiping
performance under both cold and hot temperature conditions as well as when
subjected to the influence of ozone.
The Bosch Twin Spoiler wiper
blade stands out for its particularly robust and corrosion-resistant all-metal
bracket system making the wiper blade resilient to all weather conditions. The
wiper rubber uses dual-material technology. At it, the rubber back ensures
smooth and even operation while the particularly hard wiper-blade edge combines
thorough cleaning with low wear.
The remaining ten percent of
the overall results of the ADAC test were composed of processing quality, risk
of injury when fitting the wiper blade and the comprehensibility of the
assembly instructions. Both Bosch wiper blades achieved excellent results in
these categories as well. For quick and easy fitting, the Twin Spoiler wiper
blade comes with a pre-assembled Quick-Clip universal adapter. Aerotwin wiper
blades also come with the Multi-Clip universal adapter already installed. It
suits the different wiper-arm types of the most important passenger-car series
on the European market. The QR code on the back of the packaging allows drivers
to download videos about quick wiper-blade fitting onto their smart phones.
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