As the days start to get shorter, weather turns gloomy and the smell of dampness is in the air. It’s time to make sure your wiper blades are up to the task of the grueling winter months ahead. Cracked and damaged windshield wipers can severely hinder a driver’s vision in inclement weather. Neglected wipers can also scratch and damage your vehicle’s windshield, turning a thirty-dollar problem into a three-hundred-dollar headache. So, listen up, and if you hear the dreaded wiper squeal or see a plethora of streaks, then it’s time to change your blades.
At PIAA we test for wiper arm pressure on a huge range of cars trucks and SUV’s as well as curvature and angle of the windshield. Additionally, we put our silicone blades through a battery of durability tests that include accelerated UV testing of the rubber, salt spray and corrosion resistance of the frames, and lastly we subject the blades to a 500,000-revolution test on windshields to check degradation at every one-hundred thousand revolutions All to ensure that we offer the best performing, longest lasting wiper blade no the market.
So how do you choose the type of blade that best suits your environment to give you maximum visibility in any weather type? Typically, it is best to stick with the frame type that your car came with. PIAA offers three frame types that cover almost all the applications on the road. We have a widely used traditional metal frame, a premium beam style frame, and a hybrid that is a traditional frame with a stylish, aerodynamic cover. All three PIAA frame types feature our exclusive Silicone Technology.
Silicone Rubber Technology was developed to keep your windshield clear and the wipers performing at peak operation for extended periods of time. The application of Silicone Technology is a two-step process that begins with the installation of PIAA blades. All our wipers come with a Silicone prep-pack which cleans your windshield while putting down a water repellant barrier. The second step literally takes no effort at all. Our Silicone inserts on the blades are embedded with Silicone Technology, so every time the wipers are being used; the wipers are automatically laying down the water repellant barrier.
This water repellant barrier makes rain, sleet, snow, mud, and dirt easily bead up and wisp away even when the wiper blades are not being used. You will have comfort knowing that this technology is being applied all the time when the wipers are in us and not just when you apply it or use your windshield fluid like other water repellant products on the market.
We are so confident in our wiper blades, that we stand behind them with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. We know that once you use PIAA Silicone Wiper Blades, it will leave you wondering why you ever used anything else.