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Types of Windshield Wipers

By Edited Apr 4, 2014 0 0

People who have their own car understand how important windshield wipers are. It helps in clearing the windshield particularly in bad weather conditions so that you are able to see the road ahead clearly and be able to drive safely. There are different types of wiper blades to choose from and this can make it confusing for some people to know which one is the best for them. There are many factors to consider which is why it is important to find out more about each type to determine if it is the right one for you.


Windshield Wipers

The most common type of windshield wiper is Silicone. It is usually unaffected by elements such as weather, oil and dirt. Silicone wiper blades also are flexible in extreme weather conditions making it ideal during the summer or winter. One of the reasons why a lot of people prefer to use it is because it tends to last longer than other types of wiper blades. In fact, manufacturers are quite confident about it which is why they offer years' warranty on it.

If you are looking for a pair of windshield wipers to use under icy and wintry condition, you will probably have to use a heater wiper blade. As its name suggests, it contains a heated element inside the blades so as to melt the ice on your windshield. It comes with a switch that you will use to be able to activate the heating element. This may be quite confusing to install though so it would be best to ask a professional do it for you if you are not familiar with it.

If your windshield has a curve to it, you may want to use a contour wiper blade. It has been designed as such to be able to conform to the curve of your windshield. When you use regular windshield wipers on it, only a small part of the windshield will be cleared.

There are many factors that you should consider when shopping for a new pair of windshield wipers. There are different brands in the market so if you are not sure which one, you may want to read reviews online. You will probably be able to install it on your own but if you are not sure how to do it, it would be best to ask someone else to install it on your car on your behalf.



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