Bosch Aerofit Vs Bosch Eco

Both are designed by Bosch for light passenger cars but Aerofit is to be preferred in the latest vehicles. Aerofit is a more advanced windshield wiper that focuses on providing smooth wiping operation and long-life service. While Eco is more economical and environmental friendly since its manufacturing material is 100 % natural.

Lets take a quick look at both wipers:

  • Aerofit has an aerodynamic structure which helps it against strong wind and cold weather.
  • Aerofit has the latest flat design while Eco is made upon the older conventional type design. In terms of design, Aerofit is a better choice.
  • Aerofit is made of an Evodium tension strip, synthetic rubber edges, and graphite coating.
  • Eco is made of a steel frame, with natural rubber edges and graphite coating.
  • Wiping effectiveness of Aerofit is superior to its opponent.
  • Aerofit is a better choice in extreme weather conditions.
  • Aerofit has more durability than its competitor.
  • Eco is equipped with more adapters and arm types so it is easier to install.
  • Aerofit is more costly.

Aerofit is a flat-type windshield wiper blade without any bracket or frame. Its aerodynamic structure makes its performance more efficient because it applies uniform pressure across the entire wiping area.

It has a symmetrical spoiler on each side of it, which ensures better performance even in harsh weather conditions.

Made from natural rubber and coated with graphite, the Bosch Eco is an economical windshield wiper blade that lies in the category of conventional type wiper blades.

Utilizing the patent quick-clip adapter system, it provides very easy installation.

Compared to Eco, Aerofit is a more advanced structure that provides better performance and durability even in extreme weather conditions. But from an economic and ecological perspective, Eco is a better choice.

Side By Side Comparison:

SpecificationsBosch AerofitBosch Eco
Blade TypeFlat BladeConventional
Size Range (inch)14 – 2611 – 28
MaterialSynthetic RubberNatural Rubber
Arm TypesJ-hookJ-hook, Bayonet
Contact pointsInfinite6
ApplicationLatest Passenger CarsAll Passenger Cars

What do their design tell us?

Aerofit is a bracketless flat windshield wiper blade that is equipped with a pre-assembled universal adapter.

It is equipped with a symmetrical spoiler on each side which ensures its optimum operation in extreme wind.

It contains an Evodium tension spring strip which ensures its optimized force distribution across the entire length.

It is free from any exposed metal parts which means there would be no corrosion and no paint wear problems would occur. It is made by synthetic rubber technology along with a graphite coating on its edges.

This type of blade can only be fitted with a J-hook type arm type.

On the other hand, Eco is a conventional type windshield wiper blade made of natural ecological rubber and graphite coating on its edges.

It has a robust all-metal bracket system in it which is made of high-strength steel.

The number of contact points between the blade and its bracket/frame is up to only 6.

It is equipped with multiple types of adapters which makes its installation easy and rapid. It can be connected with either J-hook or Bayonet arm type.

Since Aerofit has a greater number of contact/pressure points so it is more likely to perform better wiping over the length than its competitor.

Its aerodynamic shape and spoilers also prevent it against wind lift which its competitor is weak against. But on the other hand, Eco is more environmentally friendly.

And it is easy to install because of having a greater number of adapters and is compatible with more than one type of wiper arm.

Overall Effectiveness of these wipers:

Aerofit is a flat-type wiper blade that is more advanced and effective compared to the old conventional type.

Its aerodynamic structure allows it to perform perfect wiping over the complete area.

Its steel spring strip delivers uniform distribution of the pressure for top performance.

On the other hand, Eco only contains 6 pressure points which means that its pressure distribution is not as effective as its competitor.

Their working in extreme weather:

In cold weather conditions, there is a high possibility that snow or snowflakes get stuck in the narrow spaces of wiper blades and restrict their movement.

It is possible is Eco since it is a conventional type wiper blade but due to its aerodynamic structure, Aerofit is safe in this regard.

The strong wind sometimes creates a narrow space between the wiper and the windshield known as the wind lift.

This phenomenon could occur easily in the Eco since it is not designed aerodynamically and has only 6 pressure points to keep it in contact with the windshield.

On the other hand, not only does Aerofit doesn’t get affected by the strong wind but it actually strengthens its contact with the windshield.

Hence, in extreme weather conditions, Aerofit would be a better choice.

How durable are they?

Aerofit is more durable and would last longer than its competitor.

There are many factors to support this analysis.

Firstly, there is no metallic bracket in it so there is no chance of it getting corrosion or paint wear.

Secondly, there is a high possibility that dirt, stone or snow get stuck in the bracket of Eco affecting its performance, while it can never occur in Aerofit due to its compact design.

Thirdly, Snow or stone is not the only hindrance to windshield wipers, strong wind is as well.

It can affect the Eco but not its competitor because of its aerodynamic structure.

Can they be installed quickly?

Both of them are equipped with a universal Quick-Clip adapter but Eco also has many other adapter sets in its arsenal as well.

Both of them have a common arm type which is J-hook type but Eco can also be connected with the Bayonet type as well.

So, in this regard, Eco takes the lead since it contains a high number of adapters and also has more than one type of arm connector.

Inspection of Damaged Blades

One of the most neglected components of a vehicle is the windshield wiper.

Many wiper manufacturers recommend that it must be replaced every 6 to 12 months.

Otherwise, it could harm the windshield in the form of streaking, smearing, squeaking, or juddering.

There are many ways to inspect a wiper blade and many indications can be noticed.

You don’t need a lot of inspection tools to inspect a wiper blade, just stimulate the rain by spray bottle and turn the wiper on, and observe for any noises coming from it, any scratches on the windshield, or even droplets left.

The cause of noise could be juddering or squeaking. Look for any wear or tear on the edges of the blade, it could be the work of micro dirt or debris.

Worn out, hard or cracked blades could cause streaking and must be replaced immediately because it can affect the windshield.

Not only does dirt, snow, strong wind, or debris affect wiper but also the Sun as well.

The heat, lack of moisture, and the salt in the air can also dry out the wiper blades and damage them