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Old 20th June 2013, 17:38   #796
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How do you rate the Maruti Genuine Wipers compared with Bosch? I have been using Bosch for over 10 years, but not very happy with the quality of wipe. I feel my A-Star's OEM wiper is far better, just wanted to know whether a Maruti Genuine Wiper bought from over-the-counter would have the same quality.
What I think is that MASS either has Syndicate or Bosch as OEM, and hence what it sells OTC at the service station too. I got a set (Driver side Syndicate+ Passenger side Bosch) from them last month for my car for Rs. 294/- for the pair.
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Impressed by the performance of Dynaedges on my Swift, I ordered a pair for Dad's i10 from Snapdeal. Packaging was good, nicely bubble wrapped and reached intact through Aramex.
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Yes, obviously they are not of great quality. That is now obvious. I'd expect the Hella Dynaedge to perform much better, given that they are a major brand and are also much pricier. And they also seem much better packed to withstand abuse while shipping.

Car is Esteem. Its possible that the wipers don't like Esteems windscreen, but I doubt that. The basic Bosch wipers didn't have any issues about making full contact. I checked the drivers side wiper also sometime back. There too its not making proper contact at one of the extremes.... at least in rest position. So it'll be like using a shorter wiper.
I use Hella blades on my swift, the passenger side wiper never makes proper contact on the extremities. Dealer even changed the blade once, but to no effect, so we left it as it is, it does not make a very big difference. Planning to go for Bosch on the Ertiga now though.
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Mine had a GM branding on the package and as you said the individual blades were re-packed by the seller for sure. One of them had the blade rubber protection and a sealed packing but the other one was loose packed and also never had any protection for the rubber. But the wipe quality is indeed good (as of now).
I personally change the wiper blades every monsoon and I am using these unbranded frame less ones for the past 3 years. I usually source it from my local store for 500 Rs every May-June. My previous Bosch, Syndicate also had the same life, in fact with metal frames they tend to make noise a lot where these frame less ones are pretty silent. So, if you ask me I will still recommend these cheaper frame less ones for those who stick with an yearly cycle for wiper blades
Agreed, they seem more silent; but then I don't recall my Bosch wipers making significant noise while they were usable. IIRC they difference is small. So they may score a bit on the noise parameter compared to the metal ones, but on the other hand you get a dubious product that is shabbily packed and most likely with labels scratched out. Even more risk of damage in transit, if you order online. Given that the basic Bosch and Hella wipers cost just 20 or so bucks more, I can't see any reason at all to use these dubious GM / JK / Aero wipers of unknown origin.

If they had been appreciably cheaper and if you could check them out before buying in a shop, then they might have been worth it for those on a budget.

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There was a picture with the listing on cardekho, which mentioned to bend the blades inward before installation. I did that, and there is no gap found on my swift. From the details, I think you got the wrong piece, may be. Mine had the year of import manufacture name etc, but the MRP was scratched off. Something is fishy for sure, however happy with the wipe quality
Checked out few listings on Cardekho, and could not find any instructions that advised bending the wipers before installing.

Wrong piece? Not sure I know what that means. They have sent the right sizes at least.

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How do you rate the Maruti Genuine Wipers compared with Bosch? I have been using Bosch for over 10 years, but not very happy with the quality of wipe. I feel my A-Star's OEM wiper is far better, just wanted to know whether a Maruti Genuine Wiper bought from over-the-counter would have the same quality.
The only Bosch wipers I'v used were better than the OEM ones. And since, this time the MASS quoted some 700 bucks for a pair, and basic Bosch/Hella being available for Rs. 320 or so, its a very easy decision.

I just hope you got genuine, recently manufactured ones. Are you sure of that?

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What I think is that MASS either has Syndicate or Bosch as OEM, and hence what it sells OTC at the service station too. I got a set (Driver side Syndicate+ Passenger side Bosch) from them last month for my car for Rs. 294/- for the pair.
Thats really surprising. For which car... and what are the sizes? Asking because they quoted Rs. 700 for the pair (18 & 20")! And that too from an open box. The wipers inside had no protection. But I did see the label, and it was indeed almost Rs. 700.

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Impressed by the performance of Dynaedges on my Swift, I ordered a pair for Dad's i10 from Snapdeal. Packaging was good, nicely bubble wrapped and reached intact through Aramex.
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Thats some good packing! And that too for wipers that are better packed by the manufacturer. Who is the seller/vendor? Did they ship thru Bluedart?

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I use Hella blades on my swift, the passenger side wiper never makes proper contact on the extremities. Dealer even changed the blade once, but to no effect, so we left it as it is, it does not make a very big difference. Planning to go for Bosch on the Ertiga now though.
Are these the basic Hellas or Dynaedge? As mentioned earlier, my Bosch basic ones did not leave gaps at any extremity on my Esteem.

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Thats really surprising. For which car... and what are the sizes? Asking because they quoted Rs. 700 for the pair (18 & 20")! And that too from an open box. The wipers inside had no protection. But I did see the label, and it was indeed almost Rs. 700.
It's a Zen. I am not sure but the size is probably 20"(D)/ 17"(P). I wanted a pair of Bosch, but the MASS did not have 20" Bosch. Hence settled for a 17" Bosch and a 20" Syndicate. The total cost was 117/- for Bosch & 177/- for syndicate one.
What I saw in their store was that most wiper blades came packed in pairs of same sizes, as far as I remember, for eg. 20/20, 17/17 etc in a single pack. Hence to provide with proper size for every car (which mostly uses different sizes) they had to open 2 packings, one for each size. I think that this is the reason why you have received the wipers without proper sealed packing. Just a thought, though.

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Yesterday I have bought the wipers for my Figo to change the damaged 1 year old Bosch wipers. They are local made in Gujarat one. I have not installed them yet so can not say about the performance.
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I recently bought the Wipers for INR 800 (both)
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Yesterday I have bought the wipers for my Figo to change the damaged 1 year old Bosch wipers.
Is 12" one for the rear? Is definitely too small for the front.
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Yes it is for rear. As the small front one is working nice so no need to change it.
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Old 21st June 2013, 17:22   #805
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Got a 26" for Tata Nano. Cost 270/-
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Got the wipers from Snapdeal today, GM Enterprise. Installed in my Indica and works like a charm. Superb result there.
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Can someone help me in identifying which size should I use for my mahindra Logan,
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Installed the wipers myself sometime ago.

Performance: Pretty silent. Could hardly hear them working.

Now the worst thing- as I suspected, this type of design transfers the entire spring tension of the wiper arm only at the middle of the wiper frame. The far ends of the wiper are entirely dependent on the elastic frame of the wiper to make contact at the extremes. Result is that the blade rubber is not pressing down enough at the extremes. At resting position I can see a more than one inch gap where the blade is not making contact at all with the glass. This is on the passenger side. So its like using a wiper that is more than an inch shorter.



Final conclusion: Definitely NOT recommended. Stick to Bosch or maybe even Hellas, but skip this one. The basic models are priced just marginally more than this no-name wiper, so I see no reason whatsoever for getting them. Also think twice about buying from a seller who scratches out the price, manufacturing date, etc., as done by Ace Bearing Corporation (Vendour on Snapdeal)/Autotrends.in.
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Got the wipers from Snapdeal today, GM Enterprise. Installed in my Indica and works like a charm. Superb result there.
Got my set of GM wipers today. Installed them and was extremely disappointed. The wipers shudders with every swing and don't clean well. The older set I was replacing are much less noiser. I wonder if snapdeal just about lists any product on their site without doing any quality check, completely useless, I would warn everyone from ordering this set of "GM wiper" which is infact done by some jk industries. It looks like fraud to me.

DO NOT ORDER THESE. Stick to trusted brands like Bosch and hella. Maybe even syndicate.
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I wasn't going to, but being sufficiently pissed off with the GM wipers, I opted to return them. Got the set of Hella (basic) wipers from Snapdeal just sometime ago.

Magnificent Motors has provided some really good packing. Feels guilty to see so much packing required for such products, and one is inclined to call it excessive, but our courier companies are capable of pulverizing any kind of packing and damaging the product. The wipers are wrapped in layers of bubble wrap (the big bubble variety) and then plastic on the outside. Despite this bulbous packing (see pic), the box/packing of the wipers is somewhat damaged... like they have placed weight on the top. Anyway, thanks to much better wrapping by both Hella (including protective sheath for the rubber blade, and the vendour, the wipers themselves seem quite intact. It was sent thru Delhivery (courier). I'v repeatedly observced that Bluedart is relatively the best at delivering consignments with relatively the least manhandling.

However, after installing these Hellas, I was surprised that there seems to be no lock mechanism at all to hold the wipers in place after you hook them to the wiper arms! Am I missing something? I'm very concerned that if the wipers somehow come off esp. if someone tinkers a bit with them, the wipers may come off mid operation and if that happens, the windscreen is a goner.

The 20" wipers came with one adaptor/clip and the 18" came with 2, as can be seen in the small poly bag in the pic. Are these by any chance used for locking the wipers in place? The instructions on the Hella box are hidden by size stickers, so no help there.

Someone who has used these basic Hella wipers, please help!
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Have been thinking of replacing the blades on the safari for a week or two now. The wipers themselves were wiping clean in heavy rain, but used to make wild noise and jumps around during light showers leaving light streaks on its way back. So thought of replacing them anyway.

Read mixed reviews about Bosh / Hella etc. I have used Bosh on my previous Safari so I knew the quality. wanted to try out something new this time around. Chanced up on the mention of GM wiper blades available thru Auto Ternds website. Saw they had the 24", 20" and 13" available for Safari. Ordered them. Thinking of it now, I should only have ordered the 24 and 20 as the rear did not need any replacement at all. The 24" and 20" came in a pair and cost INR 299, while the 13" cost INR 199. It was shipped free thru First Flight.

Placed the order on 16th June. Received confirmation of order the same day. Couple of days went by without any update as to whatís happening to my shipment. On 19th get an e-mail that the payment received and order will be shipped out soon. 20th get the e-mail along with the First Flight Order Tracking number. I log onto the website only to find nothing more than tracking number listed. No details about pick up, transit or anything. I sent an e-mail off to AutoTrends guys about missing shipment / non delivery. No one bothered to ack or reply. However on 21st I did receive the package. Till date I have not received any reply to the e-mail I had sent!

Was a bit anxious when the package was delivered. The cardboard box was wrapped in plastic sheet and a brown packing tape ran in spiral along the length of the box. There were no scuff marks, tears or anything visible on the outer shell, but the middle flexed as if the contents inside was broken in half.

The packaging and the crumpled middle zone .

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The box had no further protection on the inside either. The three blades were individually packed in plastic bags. The 24" and 20" had a hard plastic covering around the rubber blades themselves. The 13" didnít have any.

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Fairly simple process to fix on to the wiper arm itself. Funny thing - it stopped raining here in Trivandrum during the morning over the last two days. So have not tested it fully. Trial run using the windshield wash seems to indicate all is fine. The blades do touch 100% on the glass surface. Will reserve comments about longevity and quality for some time until itís tested properly in full rain (day and night).

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