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Hello Everyone,

 

Does anyone have any experience in installing Rainguard wiper blades and as to their quality? They say they are made by Trico, but that doesn't mean much if the quality isn't good.

I'm thinking about getting a large stock of them.

 

Thanks in advance

 

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I take good wiper blades as a pretty serious issue when dealing with our customer's cars and they are way overlooked !, besides we can make few bucks on an honest sale. The quality of what I'm selling though is as important as anything else.

I'll get them and report back, for anyone who may be interested.

No, I have no interest in Trico ! :-)

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I have sold hundred's, probably thousands, of Trico's through the years, as well as other brands. The premium level blades have always served me well. I have also sold plenty of Rain-X Blades. Today the Pep Boys sales girl came by and had a rack of 30 Rain-X beam blades for $270, so I ordered one for display. $9.00 each was a good deal and they sell for about $29.95 for a good GP.

 

Don't ya love having good blades on YOUR ride??!!

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Do you guys do free installation? For wiper blades I feel like we have to bc auto part stores does it. It's a really small GP for me

If it's a small GP for you, then you aren't charging enough. We charge$12.95 to $18.95 for regular blades (cost $4.50 or so) and charge $30 to $35 for beam blades. Cost $9.00 each. We sell a butt load of blades because my techs make $3.00 per pair or $5.00 for three installed.

 

Tremendous GP for us!!

 

Hi-Gear

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I agree with Jay Huh, Wiper blades are very profitable on a percentage basis. As far as charging to install, no we don't but, that is only because we only sell the direct fit. The only two frustrations I've ever had with selling wiper blades are selling something other than ones that clip right on aka direct fit and more importantly the tech that hasn't broken a windshield yet, meaning he hasn't learned to put the arm down at all times unless he's installing the blade.

I'm still trying to figure out if anyone has any long term experience installing these "Rainguard" blades. So, far they seem pretty good quality.

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