Well, it's that time of year again...or just right around the corner. Rain, sleet, and lots of slushy mess!
One of my biggest pet peeves when I am driving, is not being able to see because my wiper blades aren't working right. It always seems to be the driver's side that is messed up, too! Rain-X and Jody DeVere, the President of the Women’s Automotive Association International and CEO of the auto-advice site AskPatty.com suggests using Groundhog Day as an annual reminder for you to change your wiper blades. Clear visibility while driving is extremely important and can improve reaction times in poor weather conditions. In fact, according to a report released in June 2008 by sciencedaily.com, nearly a quarter of all automobile accidents occur in rainy and wet weather so making sure you have properly working wiper blades is important to help avoid accidents in poor weather conditions. By routinely checking your wiper blades and performing safety checks on your car you can help increase your safety while driving during inclement weather. Since winter is not quite over yet here are some tips from Jody DeVere to stay safe while driving in the rain, snow, slush and ice:• Conduct a regular walk around checking your lights, antifreeze, windshield washer fluid and wiper blades regularly• Ensure your tires are properly inflated and have sufficient tread• As the temperature drops keep your gas tank at least half full; the extra gas reduces condensation that can plug your fuel line with ice and stall your engine in cooler weather• Create an emergency pack; items like a blanket, first aid kit, snacks, bottled water, an ice scraper, flashlight and a bag of kitty litter.
I received a set of Rain-X Latitude Wiper Blades, a bottle of Rain-X X-treme Clean glass and plastic renew-er, and a bottle of Rain-X Weatherbeater 2-in-1 Glass Cleaner + Rain Repellent to review for MyBlogSpark. I was very excited to be on this blog spark because it is something I totally believe in~clean windows for driving!
Rain-X Latitude Wiper Blades are designed to provide “ultimate visibility” to help provide a little more peace of mind when driving in bad weather.
Here are some of the features of the Rain-X Latitude Wipe Blades:
Easy to install
For use on either originally installed standard or curved style wiper blades
Pre-installed with small j-hook adapter and contains multi-adapter for side pin, large j-hook and bayonet wiper blade arms
Rain-X Latitude® Version -2 wiper blades fit I&L (Insert & Lock) and PTB (Pinch Tab Button) wiper blade arms
High performance wiper
Contoured design applies even pressure along the entire blade length
Specially blended graphite coated rubber blade delivers the ultimate smooth, clean, chatter-free wipe
Built-in aerodynamic spoiler significantly reduces drag, noise and wind lift
Ice resistant frame
Prevents ice and snow build-up through the elimination of exposed metal components
Durable, rubber-encased substructure increases wiper flexibility and adherence to the windshield in harsh conditions
Rain-X Latitude Wiper blades are easy to install and easy to use. Rain-X wipers provide great visibility and don’t leave streaks behind. They don’t seem to be affected by the cold from what I can tell. I am looking forward to using them when it starts warming up even more. We just got through days of rain, and I didn't have them installed yet. They will be so helpful! My mother-in-law has these on her car and loves them. She said there really isn't any better option for your windshields.
Do you want to try the Rain-X Latitude Wiper Blades? They are sold at major retailers across the country. Visit the Rain-X website for a retailer locator based upon whether or not you will install them yourself! Before you buy though, check out their promotions page for some cool rebates.
Want to enter to win? I have a Rain-X Car Care Kit to give away to one of my readers!
Here is what you will win: 1 set of Rain-X Latitude (for your make and model of car), a bottle of Rain-X X-treme Clean glass and plastic renew-er, and a bottle of Rain-X Weatherbeater 2-in-1 Glass Cleaner + Rain Repellent.
This contest is open to all readers living in the Continental United States. To get your first entry, visit the Rain-X site and take a look around. Come back here and leave a comment with your make/model/year of your vehicle and tell me how often you change your wiper blades! If you do not do the first required entry, you will be disqualified. You may come back each day and enter (again) after you do the first rule, just tweet about this giveaway and leave the url in your comment OR Click here to see how you can earn even more extra credits to win!! Click here to see guidelines and the official rules. Contest will end on February 24, 2009 at 11:59 PM CST. GOOD LUCK!