Triple-blade windshield wipers may perform better than single-blade wipers under wet weather conditions, as reported by car advice website The Car Connection. However, they are often weaker than single-blade wipers, resulting in comparatively poorer durability.
The blades of triple-blade windshield wipers are typically thinner on an individual basis than the blade of a single-blade heavy-duty winter windshield wiper. While triple-blades offer some performance advantage in clearing heavy snow and slush, this advantage usually does not outweigh the lack of durability due to the thinner blades. Blades that are made from synthetic composites are usually more durable than natural rubber blades, so it is a good idea to purchase triple-blade wipers built from synthetic materials if not opting for a single-blade wiper.