Blades and motors

Wiper blades from Valeo

Published:  22 October, 2013

Flat blades, developed to complement a vehicle's shape, continue to be the top seller in the aftermarket but hybrid wipers are becoming increasingly popular with Asian marques. Valeo's HBlades combine the conventional bow structure and a covering similar to a flat blade. The vehicle specific Silencio brand contains 197 references of universal, flat blade, specific fit, rear and HBlade (hybrid) wiper blades cover 96% of the UK parc and are made on the same production line as OE blades. Over 100 vehicle specific flat blades are offered which require no additional adaptors as they match the original part in terms of splines, curvature and length. A QR code on the pack directs you to a fitting instructions video for that particular reference. A Compact Revolution range allows you to replace standard blades with new flat ones which come with an integrated spoiler and replacement wiper motors are also available.

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