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The Importance of Winter Wiper Blades and Glass Treatment

Snow, ice, freezing rain, and frigid temperatures make winter driving treacherous; nevertheless you're prepared, right? But what about your wiper blades?

If they're the same ones that baked on your windshield all summer then you could be in for problems. How do you know if your wiper blades are any good? At no time of the year is seeing out of your windshield more important, and more difficult, than in winter. Quality wiper blades should evenly and effectively squeegee water out of their path in both directions no matter what speed you're going. Soft rubber compounds necessary for wiper performance are always under attack by road grit, the sun, acid rain, tree sap, ice, and especially winter salt. Arm your car or truck with Rain-X Glass Treatment and Rain-X wipers.

Rain-X Latitude 8-In-1 Wiper Blades are the ultimate blades for sleet and snow. Unlike conventional wiper blade frames, the Latitude's beam design won't collect ice and snow, which can freeze conventional frames to the point where the blade no longer contacts the windshield. With Latitude blades you won't have to interrupt your trip to clear ice and snow from wiper blade frames, only to have them freeze again. You can check the presentation of this product here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqMcVY7FKqk

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Another wiper blades Rain-X offers are Weatherbeater™ 22" Wiper Blade.

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Also Rain-X develops a line of related glass care products. Because Rain-X Glass Treatment requires the glass surface to be perfectly clean, Rain-X X-treme Clean is the perfect glass cleaner. It removes dirt, grime, and bugs, plus build-up that other cleaners leave behind, from glass and clear plastic. Rain-X 2-In-1 Glass Cleaner not only cleans, it also applies a rain repellent to improve wet weather driving. Click here to see how exactly it works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTpfaxI5DSI

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Check an article on our website to learn more about these products: The Importance of Winter Wiper Blades

And are you ready for the winter?
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While I agree that having good cleaning wiper blades is important, I don't think winter blades are a positive product for the automotive industry.

The increased tension on the wiper blades substantially creates more drag and resistance on the wiper motors which will shorten their life - especially if the windshield is not completely covered in water to reduce the drag. In addition, the word winter generally implies that people can use their wipers to remove snow and ice instead of scraping the window which too can create a costly expense of replacing the motor.

They do work well, but I would never use them. I stick with mid-grade $10 blades and have never had an issue.
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Versa12, Regular rubber freezes when it's cold and becomes more cracky, so allseason wipers go bad faster. These winter wiper blades are a little stiffer than the regular ones. That's why they wouldn't crack if you wipe some snow and ice from your windshield.

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