Filters and wiper blades are relatively cheap components of your vehicle, but serve important purposes! Like any part, purchasing high-quality components is a wise strategy to ensuring long-term value and reliability.
Wiper Blades: Saving on wiper blades might feel great during purchase, but come at the cost of visibility during long Regina winters. Purchasing higher quality ones not only means your blades will last longer, but will be more capable of clearing water, ice, snow, and dirt.
Cheap blades are made of cheap rubber that will wear quickly. Exposure to the elements and shifting temperatures will cause even the best rubbers to dry out, harden, bend, and crack. Cleaning them now and again with denatured rubbing alcohol can go a long way to extending their useful life, but the best way to ensure reliable windshield wiping is to invest in silicone blades, which will often last the life of your vehicle!