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: The Importance of Winter Wiper Blades and Glass Treatment

10-30-2014, 09:06 AM
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:

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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:

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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?

10-30-2014, 10:58 PM
I may need some already

10-31-2014, 05:05 AM
MrElantra104, let me know if you need any help or advise.

10-31-2014, 05:22 AM
I park my car outside and frost on the windshield in the morning is a big problem in winter time. I can spray deicer, but it refreezes and I can't see. It's very dangerous to drive. I can wait until heater can melt away all the frost, but it takes too long time. Is there an easy way to prevent frost from sticking to windshield? It is forecast that we will have first frost tomorrow in my region and it is a challenge.

10-31-2014, 10:52 AM
danielelee, unfortunately these products won't help you to prevent frost. Wiper blades are not designed for this. Never use your windshield wipers to de-ice your windshield. Instead, either use an ice scraper or use your defroster to melt snow and ice. You can try to use defroster or try to cover your windshield with rubber bath mats.

10-31-2014, 02:23 PM
Will a car cover help prevent frost from sticking to windshield and windows?

11-03-2014, 04:52 AM
danielelee, I assume it should, but only for the snow and light ice. Otherwise, with freezing rain and high built up of ice, the cover can just glued to the car surface and you won't be able to take it off. Another option is to cover windshield only and start your car 15 minutes before you plan to leave, so it can de-ice.

12-16-2015, 07:32 AM
Now when snowy season has arrived, it's especially important to stay safe and keep road visibility on the highest level. We are here to remind you about wiper blades and their importance in every drivers life.

Finding the right blades that fit the shape, size, and curve of your windshield is not a simple task. Don't wait until bad weather will knock in your door. Get a fresh set of window wipers beforehand!

Be winter smart and don't risk your safety and the safety of your passengers. Millions of drivers all over the world prefer Rain-X wipers over the others. Follow this link to find all Rain-X products: Rain-X | Glass Repellent, Wiper Blades, Car Care Products - (

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