Next Gen Wiper Blades Improve Visibility

Multitasking makes life easier, especially when it comes to car care.

Take the windshield wiper. On its own it’s a necessary, life-saving device included on every car, truck and SUV sold in North America.

Now take that wiper blade and coat it in rain repellent, and you have a device that exponentially improves visibility during a downpour.

“It’s the ultimate two-in-one solution in that these wipers both ‘clear and repel’ water,” said Cheryl Petrishin, brand manager at Rain-X. “It’s a smart innovation that is easy to install and improves visibility.”

Below, Petrishin outlines the benefits of windshield wipers coated with rain repellent, as well as how to shop for and use them.

  • Improved visibility. Water repellent wipers allow the water to bead up and fly away while you are driving.
  • Consider buying a synthetic-blend rubber blade. Blades made of synthetics or silicone better withstand extreme weather conditions. Hot summer days can wither and crack traditional rubber inserts.
  • Flexible, beam blade technology. You want a blade that curves along the windshield for an efficient, streak-free wipe.
  • Mute the chatter. Look for an aerodynamic device that reduces noise and wind lift.
  • Plan ahead. It is recommended to change your wiper blades once a year. Change your blades ahead of the next big storm for the clearest driving visibility.