An old trick (supposedly) my neighbor (WWII veteran - Russian) told me has worked for me. A dab of silicon oil (in his days it was some oil he called final drive oil) rubbed on the rubber wipers causes them to add a layer of oil on the windshield. Then the snow/rain doesn't even stick on the windshield. It has always worked for me.Yesterday the Twin Cities area of Minnesota experienced our largest same-day snow event in 8 years. Officially 12.4" of relatively wet, heavy snow which started around 10am. Our business released us early and the commute home was 'interesting'. Wife and I took the CX-5 and I'll have to say it performed splendidly with no vices whatsoever using the OEM 19" TOYOs.
The stock wipers also performed adequately. We didn't notice any icing until almost home about 60 minutes later. Snow was coming down about 2" per hour and MSP airport was forced to close all 4 runways twice that day.
I'm appreciative of the heated area of the lower windscreen as it does seem to keep the buildup of snow/ice to a minimum in that area.
Depending on which ones they are, I tried some Michelin blades from Wal-Mart and 3 weeks later threw them away and bought a new set of Bosch Icons.Costco sells Michelin blades here in Canada at least that claim to work on the 2017 CX-5. Has anyone tried those?
What model? The ones I tried at Wal-Mart we're the Optimum-XT. They were terrible.The OEM blades weren't stellar on the 2018 this morning. I had to pull huge chunks off off the blades when I got to work. Has no one tried the Costco Michelin blades or are those not available south of the border?
First full day using them here. I'd have to say from cold start I was bit afraid that there was a small streaking issue (on the top right of the passenger side wiper) and I feared it was the arm pressure might have been the culprit. But as the windshield started melting the snow and when applying wiper fluid on the highway I did not notice the streaking and ice form on the normal wiper path that I had with the OEMs. I'll continue to monitor how they perform and report back if I notice any cons.Shouldn't be long before you can test them out in Chicago, eh?
Please let us know how they perform.