Here's a good way to avoid squeaking wipers. Wax the entire windscreen. Just like you would a painted surface. I have been doing it for years. If you are driving at speeds over 40mph or so, lots of times you don't need the wipers at all if it's raining at a good rate. The water just slides up off the window.
I swear that I'm a fanatic when it comes to wipers and fluid. I have found that the cheapest wiper blades sometimes work the best! I've even just changed the rubber blades and they worked great for a whole season (nothing lasts more than a year, no matter how much you pay for it). I believe that you get what you pay for but this dosen't apply to wipers. Expensive wipers don't work any better then the cheap ones and I'm talking about all my rides. My 2002 Ford Mondeo had crappy wipers from the dealer, $5.00 replacement wipers in the original arms and they were flawless!!
I also make my own wiper fluid, a cap full of Mr. Clean and water works great if your not in freezing climates.
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