Wiper blades etc.

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    Wiper blades etc.

    Found this link on another (non-Saab) BB. Bosch Wiper blades for £8.75/pair or £9.75 with spoiler. Too good to be true or a good offer?

    Eveything else they do seems a bit too Max Power for me

    http://www.localcarsupplies.com/products




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    That seems about right to me. The manufacturer's selling UK selling price is around £5.00, excluding VAT. Places like Halfords work off a 60% mark-up based on final selling price. But other companies have a far lower mark-up. I get mine from CPC and the prices are about the same as localcarsupplies.com.

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    Re: Wiper blades etc.

    Hi all,
    I only pay about £2.75 +vat for wiper blades,Bosch or Hella
    try German & Swedish car parts,theres about 20 or so outlets around the country.
    worth a visit
    cheers Paul

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    Re: Wiper blades etc.

    Bosch blades in Halfords with spoiler are just under £20 per pair - I know as I have just bought some..

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    Re: Wiper blades etc.

    Simon

    Never got a chance in the end to pop into Reading Halfords! I have however put an order in with Local suppies .

    Lets see what happens. All the email confirmations etc have come through and they say they'll arrive at my office in 3 days max.

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    Same here - Front and rear Bosch blades for £12.40 can't be bad. Even sent me a "personal" email last night saying that all 3 would be packed immediately and posted today. Thanks for the tip!

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    Arrived today - 2 Bosch super front blades (with spoilers) and 1 rear blade - all for £12.40 post paid. Thanks for the tip sgould!

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    Re: Wiper blades etc.

    Originally posted by Ian Donald:
    [qb]Arrived today - 2 Bosch super front blades (with spoilers) and 1 rear blade - all for £12.40 post paid. Thanks for the tip sgould! * * *[/qb][/b]
    Doh! I wish you guys had posted this thread last week. Last Saturday I went to my local Saab dealer: £12.39 for a Saab rear wiper blade




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    My Saab dealer has been unable to supply a rear wiper blade for my 9-5 Aero for more than two years

    Don't Elkparts stock wiper blades?

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    Re: Wiper blades etc.

    Originally posted by James:
    [qb]Don't *Elkparts stock wiper blades? [/qb][/b]
    Yes, we do, and that is what I should have done instead of going to the dealer

    Never mind. Those Local Supplies chaps look pretty good, anyway




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    Re: Wiper blades etc.

    Originally posted by Ian Donald:
    [qb]Arrived today - 2 Bosch super front blades (with spoilers) * *[/qb][/b]
    Hi all, my first post, and I was just wondering what the view on the overall effectivenss of wipers with spoilers are. Are they just for visual impact or are there further bnefits on top of sticking the blade to the windscreen ?

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    Welcome Charybdis.

    Some cars are prone to the wiper lifting off the screen at high speed. The spoiler is meant to keep them on. At low speeds they are of little value but you may find problems at motorway speeds.

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    Originally posted by comical engineer:
    [qb]At low speeds they are of little value but you may find problems at motorway speeds. [/qb][/b]
    Thanks for the welcome. I haven't really been on the motorway much since I got my pride and joy (9-5 2.3 lpt, Arc Auto in cosmic blue )so I can't say if I have the blade lifting problem, although I have been on the M25 in it but as it resembles a car park nowadays more than anything else I think I'm safe to maintain I've yet to let the beauty stretch it's legs.

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    Re: Wiper blades etc.

    I recently got my Bosch set with one spoiler for the drivers side from the bay of cheap and plenty.

    Cost me £7 for the pair (so I got a second set)and £2.50 for delivery.
    Also managed to get two 19" air sets for the wife's shopping trolley for £5.50 each and paid no extra for delivery.

    That'll keep us going for a couple of years.

    I did have to wait over a period on a week for the auctions to finish, but well worth it as I spend far too long online anyway.


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    Originally posted by Aeroadster:
    [qb]I recently got my Bosch set with one spoiler for the drivers side from the bay of cheap and plenty.

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    I got the same pair also, Bosch with one spoilered, but I wimped out and got mine from a retailer for about £13. So, off to the motorway when it starts raining to see the difference !

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