All About Windshield Wipers

There are many things out there that are worse than driving in the rain. Poor windshield wipers on your car can turn your rainy drive into an even more miserable experience. We have all been there, driving down the highway and the bottom falls out of the sky. The next thing you know you can barely see the car in front of you. Properly working windshield wipers for your car can help repel the rain off which leads to safer driving. In order to make sure that you are prepared for the rainy months ahead, it is important that you buy proper windshield wiper blades now. After all, windshield wiper blades are usually only good for about 6 months to a year.

After matching the size of wiper blades (usually between 12 to 24 inches) you will need for your car, it is time to decide between silicon or rubber blades. Both silicon and rubber blades have their own benefits. Rubber blades are very good at breaking down rain quickly, however, silicon blades last longer and give you a clearer windshield.

In a recent windshield wiper consumer reports, silicone wipers didn’t perform any better than the cheaper rubber wipers. In fact Consumer Reports notes that the price of wiper blades seem to have no direct reflection on their ability. Consumer reports conclude that the Valeo 600 series is the “best bang for your buck”. The Valeo blades are crafted with a synthetic rubber body and a natural wiping edge. These blades are more flexible in colder temperatures and have a protective coating on them to prevent them from fluids and dirt. With a very manageable price, Valeo blades only cost $9 for 18” and $15 for 24” blades

Although these blades have been proven to be very effective on their own, it is recommended that RainX ($4 a bottle) be poured over your windshield about once a month, to maximize the effects and the life of your windshield wiper blades.

 

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