What is Silicone Technology?

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Halfords Advanced Flat Silicone Wiper Blade

THE UK’S LONGEST
LASTING WIPER BLADE

Lasts twice as long as
a standard rubber wiper blade.

Halfords Advanced Flat Silicone Wiper Blade

The benefits of silicone technology

  • Flat silicone wiper blades are more resistant to weather and the elements (heat, UV rays and ozone) than natural rubber blades, which means they last twice as long
  • They offer optimal initial wiping quality and superior durability
  • They leave a hydrophobic coating on your windscreen (which has a water-repellent effect), without you having to use a hydrophobic treatment.
  • They operate much more smoothly on a hydrophobic surface than natural rubber blades

Flat wiper blades

Aerodynamic, lower profile design with multiple windscreen pressure points for more efficient wiping and better visibility in all-weather conditions
Halfords Advanced Flat Silicone Wiper Blade

Hydrophobic coating

So, what is a hydrophobic coating and how does it work? Well, on a normal surface, water drops tend to spread. On a surface with a hydrophobic coating however, water droplets remain in a spherical bead-like form – as shown below.

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For a driver, this means much greater visibility. Rainwater on a normal windscreen tends to spread, obscuring the vision, but when water beads on a hydrophobic surface then it’s dispersed more easily by the wiper blades.

While there are treatments that you can apply to your windscreen to create a hydrophobic surface, flat silicone wiper blades do this for you. Just five minutes of operating silicone blades on a dry windscreen will create the water-repellent barrier. The blades will then repair and protect the hydrophobic coating on an ongoing basis.

Why choose flat silicone blades?

Last twice as long compared to standard rubber wiper blades

Applies water repellent coating for ultimate visibility

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Fitting silicone wiper blades

Flat silicone wiper blades are exclusive to Halfords in the UK and we stock a wide range of options. We also offer a safe and contactless fitting services, which can be booked online or in store.

It’s important to note that silicone wiper blades are not currently compatible with all makes and models of cars. To check if your car can use flat silicone wiper blades, just use our online vehicle registration number checker.

Our extended range of flat silicone wiper blades, available online and for click and collect