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Selecting windshield wiper blades is one of the most important, but overlooked, decisions drivers make about their vehicles. How do yours measure up? Here’s why beam wiper blades are the best

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Traditional wiper blades have a frame to which the blade is attached, multiple exposed parts, and limited contact points. They are generally what people put on their car and the standard for cars manufactured prior to 2000. Beam blades have one part and no exposed mechanism. They have been placed in about 68% of cars manufactured since 2000. But it goes far beyond that.


Many drivers realize that their windshield wipers need replacing either during a torrential downpour or when a mechanic cocks an eyebrow and recommends a change. While we may not think about it regularly: windshield wipers are vital to the safety of you, your passengers, and your vehicle. Understanding the differences between traditional and beam wiper blades can help you make the best decision for your car and as you’ll see: beam wiper blades’ benefits outweigh the traditional model in every possible way.


1.    Beam blades have fewer moving parts than traditional blades, meaning fewer chances for wear, breakage, and replacement due to damage.

2.    Ever notice that spot that just won’t clear when you’re driving? You probably have traditional blades, which have limited contact or pressure points with the windshield. Beam blades have interminable pressure points, creating a much tighter connection between blade and windshield, no matter the shape of the windshield.

3.    Beam blades are aerodynamic so even in high winds they resist being lifted away from the windshield.

4.    Beam blades are one piece with no exposed parts cutting down the risk of clogs.

5.    Beam blades are smaller and lighter, thus out of sight and less exposed to chances for damage. This is also a great aesthetic point.

6.    Beam blades are crafted to fit modern, highly curved windshields. Traditional blades do not hug curved windshields as well, leaving gaps in coverage.

7.    Beam blades are more durable than traditional blades requiring virtually no need to replace due to damage or defect.


Traditional blades have been around since windshield wipers first appeared on cars in the early 20th century. Often overlooked, and mostly misunderstood, consumers usually go for the cheaper traditional variety. Beam wiper blades do cost slightly more, but the benefits far outweigh the cost. Understanding the differences shows that there are certain items worth paying a little extra for – especially for something essential to vehicle safety. In the long run, the better quality and design of beam blades will save consumers money.

RainEater only manufactures beam blades, for the modern driver who wants the best for themselves, passengers and vehicle.  Choose your size here!

For more wiper blade reading, visit some of these links:

Why we are the best wiper blade brand

Wiper Blades 101

Best Windshield Wiper Blades for snow

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4 thoughts on “7 Reasons Why Beam Blades are Better”

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  • K Gibbons

    I bought a beam type (I don’t remember the brand) and almost right away had voids where it lost contact with the windshield. I never had that problem with conventional and have gone back to using them, again without problems. Beam is not always better.

    • Ryan Dougan

      K Gibbons
      You are absolutely right. Not all beam blades will fit 100% of vehicles correctly due to windshield curvature. Just like not all traditional blades will fit every windshield correctly. Unfortunately, not every windshield has the same curvature, and therefore; this leads to some blades not having a perfect fit. That is why with our blade, we focus a lot on our spoiler design so the blade is catching adequate air to keep the blade pressed down against the windshield. We also use a partial spoiler which allows the blade to conform softly to the windshield (gives it more flex). Give us a try and let us know if we fit your windshield any better than the previous manufacturers.