Trico Exact Fit vs Goodyear Hybrid

Both of these wipers employ natural rubber strips to clear windshields from moisture and dust. Durable steel-built makes them sturdy and long-lasting.

Heres the deal:

  • The Exact Fit is a conventional style wiper while the Goodyear specifies a hybrid design.
  • Exact Fit offers a relatively easy installation procedure with its built-in adapter.
  • And the aerodynamic spoiler of Goodyear allows the wiper to resist wind lift and make the pressure consistent along the entire length.
  • Wiping blade of Exact is replaceable, thus, offering a cheap replacement solution.
  • Moly-graphite treatment of rubber makes Goodyear more efficient for wiping water off from the screen.
  • Trico Fit costs lesser than its competitor.

Trico Fit is a conventional wiper, showing a strong jointed, metallic structure to support a linear wiping blade. It is very user-friendly as the built-in adapter makes it fit the OE connections easily within seconds.

With eight pressure points, its traditional design offers good visibility on rainy days. It is available in various sizes from 10 inches to 28 inches and can be ordered with customized specifications according to personal requirements.

On the other side, the Goodyear wiper specifies a hybrid style, having a joint-less wiping blade attached to a hinged, aerodynamic spoiler. Its blade is molded from natural rubber that has been preserved with a Moly-graphite coating.

Its quality-processed rubber has wiping efficacy due to the adhesion properties of the coating. Moreover, it resists UV rays, and extreme temperature, retaining the operative flexibility.

As compared with Trico Exact, Goodyear Hybrid shows a Moly-graphite treated rubber blade mounted over its hybrid style, curved, aerodynamic spoiler. It has better wiping efficiency, an ability to prevent wind lifts, and resistance against climate extremes and UV rays but it is a comparatively expensive wiper.

Comparing Both Wiper Blades:

DetailsExact fitGoodyear hybrid
Manufacturing CompanyTricoGoodyear
MaterialNatural Rubber Durable steelMoly-graphite coated natural Rubber Tensile steel
Available blade sizes (inches)10 to 28 
Blade typeConventionalHybrid
Blade MaterialRubber coated durable SteelRubber concealed Steel

Material & Design Differences:

Goodyear has an edge over the competitor due to its hybrid design which allows its better functionality. The wiping blade and steel arm are both slightly curved, showing a higher ability to clean curved screens of modern vehicles.

Conversely, Exact fit describes a conventional design with a linear blade mounted over a jointed metallic frame. Rigid structure and lesser pressure points make this design relatively less competent.

Rubber composition of both:

Goodyear specifies an advanced rubber composition than its competitor. Its blade is made from natural Rubber coated with Moly-graphite, leading to reduced friction and noise.

On the other side, the streamlined blade of Exact Fit is comparatively low-profiled as it has been molded from natural rubber and lacks graphite additives or coating.

Frame type and shape Differences:

Goodyear has a curved framework that consists of a hinged, robust casing in which a high-strength steel blade with a rubber covering is mounted.

The aerodynamic structure and curvature of the blade keep the wiper affixed to the windshield, preventing wind lifts in rainy conditions.

The conventional frame of Exact is stronger in comparison as it specifies a jointed metallic structure.

It is constructed from durable steel alloy, making the wiper structurally robust.

However, the rigidity of the wiper’s frame makes it less efficient functionally.

The straightened blade can be demounted and replaced easily.

Arm connector Differences:

Arm connector of Goodyear employs a Multi adapter system that fits a wide range of connections including hooks, side locks, pins, pinch tabs, push-button, and Single-stud bayonet.

The adapter is pre-mounted and the wiper can be installed manually through a small procedure.

Exact fit has an inbuilt universal OE adapter that resembles the original factory wipers of most vehicles, the tool gets its name due to its ability to fit exactly to most connection types available.

Due to the metallic structure, it fixes the wiper more firmly.

However, none of these wipers have a weather shield for the arm connectors.

Which wiper is better water repellent?

Goodyear shows a better ability to clear moisture from the screen as its Moly-graphite coated blade adheres to water droplets, proficiently taking them away.

Hence, the windshield stays free from smears, and visibility is not decreased due to rainfall.

Exact scores are lesser in this respect as its rubber composite lacks graphite treatment, offering a reduced capacity of water adhesion.

Wiping efficiency of both:

Goodyear presents a higher wiping efficiency than its competitor due to its hybrid design. The bent blade maintains a firm connection with the glass even along the curvature of the screen. In this way, it covers a wider area than the conventional blades. Aerodynamic profiling uses the wind pressure to its benefit, ensuring a consistent blade-to-screen contact at high speeds.

In comparison, Trico Fit gets a lesser score for wiping ability as it is a conventional wiper that suits more for flat screens and tends to lose the efficiency over modern curved windshields. The straightened blade strip has about 6 to 8 pressure points and pressure is not evenly distributed when it is rubbed against the curved screen, resulting in streaks.

Their Performance in extreme climate:

Both wipers work well in tough weather and have the ability to withstand extreme temperatures.

However, Goodyear has a higher resistivity against temperature extremes, UV radiations, and Ozone due to Moly-graphite coating over its natural rubber.

Moreover, it prevents wind lifts the aerodynamic design of the spoiler.

Exact Fit has a stronger frame that withstands climate reliably but the blade strip tends to detach from the metallic frame due to the wind pressure.

Likewise, its rubber is vulnerable to ozone and ultraviolet radiation as it lacks a protective graphitized coating.