Asda is a chain of supermarkets mostly operating in United Kingdom. They are pretty much like Walmart, but in Britain. You can very easily find here a few replacement wiper blades in case of emergency or if you’re simply desperate for something to clean your windscreen, like in many American supermarkets.
But like there, Asda obviously has a lot of problems in this department. It might be healthier for you to buy at the dedicated stores and note entrust car maintenance to grocery stores.
Asda has been around since the 40s, one way or another. They are one of the key British general goods suppliers, on par with Tesco. Unsurprisingly, they have tons of various things to fulfill every need, including new wiper blades and other car accessories and parts for a quick replacement.
It’s easy, cheap and quick. If your old blades cracked en route, you can just stop by the roadside Asda and buy a new pair. That’s efficient, and it would be understandable if that was the goal of most people who buy this sort of things in Asda, but a lot of customers purchase wipers in a long-term here.
Buying at Asda is even more tempting, because the wipers are often piled up in large quantities, and varieties, which makes the selection here richer and vaster in contrast to what the dedicated stores have to offer.
It’s not very sensible for several reasons.
As you know or guess, Asda stores don’t sell overpriced or luxury goods, like high-quality wiper blades. They are mostly supplying cheap products (at least in the category of each respective product). Most of the wipers you’ll find here are, as a result, low cost and mostly low quality.
There are interesting options from relatively good brands, but even they are taken from the lower echelons of what these brands have to offer. You won’t get any particularly durable or effective solutions. If you’re OK with that, you won’t be making an effective investment, but there’s nothing inherently wrong with it.
But if you’d like better, stronger and more professional wiper blades, you’ll have to visit a dedicated store – one owned by an automotive brand or one of the distributors with vast collections. Alternatively, you can always buy from online stores, such as Amazon.
In the long run, it’s a more reasonable call. The offered at Asda could be good, but they are all budget options. For those limited by a tight budget, it’s a great place to start – the local wiper blades cost around 7 USD or 5 GBP apiece. Don’t expect a good performance, though.
Shopping for wiper blades in Asda is only reasonable in two cases.
The first is when you are limited by the tight budget. Under these circumstances, you’ll probably be able to find a lot of suitable candidates. They won’t be particularly effective, but they’ll last long enough.
The second is when you need an emergency replacement. The motivations are similar – you need something to provide a token service before you’re able to get something better. Once you have more funds, you’re absolutely advised to visit somewhere where you could buy better wipers.