How To Avoid Buying Counterfeit Wiper Blades

You might never have considered it, but the wiper blade market is rife with fakes. These counterfeit wiper blades are a huge issue, not only because they damage the reputation of manufacturers that put serious effort into developing advanced blades, but also because they pose a danger to drivers.

In this blog post, we’re going to run through the dangers of fake products, how to identify counterfeit wiper blades and where to buy genuine wiper blades.

The easiest way to protect yourself from knock-off products is to use our easy search function to find genuine WipeWave wiper blades that fit your ca

Understanding the Risks of Counterfeit Wiper Blades

Counterfeit wiper blades are a hazard in a couple of ways. Firstly, the low-grade materials that they’re usually made from are more likely to result in damage to your vehicle such as scratching to your windscreen.

Secondly, these same sub-par materials are much more prone to failure than the quality rubber, metal and plastic used by the real manufacturers. This means that at any moment, your wiper blades could fail on you, potentially leaving you blind in heavy weather and reducing wiper blade safety.

How to Identify Counterfeit Wiper Blades

Packaging and Branding: Quality wiper blades will usually come in packaging to match, whereas false reproductions will often come in poor quality packaging with low-grade graphics, false stickers or even with no branding at all.

Price: If the price for your new wiper blades seems a little too good to be true, it probably is. Authentic wiper blades will be priced to reflect their quality. For example, WipeWave wiper blades usually retail for anywhere from £16.99 to £24.99, depending on the specific model.

Material Quality: When you receive your wiper blades, inspect them. Feel the materials they’re constructed from. Do they feel high-quality? Or do they feel like corners were cut in the manufacturing process? Authentic wiper blades will be made using robust materials and will feel high-quality.

Seller Reputation: Before you even purchase your wiper blades, take a closer look at the seller. Examine their customer reviews, make sure the website seems genuine and look for third-party reviews if you can. Dodgy sellers can sometimes be convincing, but a little bit of digging will expose most.

The best way to ensure you’re buying genuine wiper blades is to only shop via trusted brand websites and retailers. WipeWave wiper blades, for example, are only sold via our own website and through trusted distributors.

Shop with absolute confidence using the WipeWave easy search tool. All you need to do is enter your car’s registration or make and model and browse a selection of premium, authentic wiper blades that match your car.

Remember, if you ever come across a seller that you find to be selling counterfeit wiper blades, collect as much proof as you can and make a report to Trading Standards. If you have any questions or concerns, make sure to reach out to the friendly team here at WipeWave.

 

 

Where to Buy Genuine Wiper Blades

The best way to ensure you’re buying genuine wiper blades is to only shop via trusted brand websites and retailers. WipeWave wiper blades, for example, are only sold via our own website and through trusted distributors.

Shop with absolute confidence using the WipeWave easy search tool. All you need to do is enter your car’s registration or make and model and browse a selection of premium, authentic wiper blades that match your car.

Remember, if you ever come across a seller that you find to be selling counterfeit wiper blades, collect as much proof as you can and make a report to Trading Standards. If you have any questions or concerns, make sure to reach out to the friendly team here at WipeWave.

 

 

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