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Things to Remember when Driving through a Rain Storm

Posted by Administrator on 3/18/2014

Now that we have entered spring, you might be quick to rejoice about better weather systems, and we don't blame you. It's been a very rough winter with many areas setting records with snowfall. However, before you get too excited, remember that the early spring months are notorious for some heavy rainfall. May flowers aren't possible without April showers, right? As you go about your day remember these things to keep you safe in the event of the storm:

Prevention is the most important: If you haven't invested in silicone wiper blades, now might be a good time to start. Most experts agree that you should change rubber wipers 

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every few months or so. This is because wiper blades do take a beating from road debris, bugs, dirt and other things that fly onto the windshield. At SilBlade, we take pride in the fact

 that our wipers last years, not months. This is due to our patented unique silicone rubber blade that lasts much longer than plain old rubber. By using a silicone rubber blade, you'll have a wiper blade you can depend on for 

longer. In addition, our blades only get better in terms of visibility because of our PTFE coating

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Drive Smart: The DMV makes several recommendations for being smart during a storm. The first and most obvious is to avoid driving in one when you can. However, this is not always possible. If you must drive in a rain storm, remember to slow down. Oftentimes, visibility will be low, so you might not be able to see beyond a few feet in front of you. Be sure to turn your lights on to negate this. You should try to maintain an adequate amount of space between you and the vehicle in front of you in case they must brake quickly or visibility gets worse. It's also best to avoid using your brakes if you can.

Know What to Do if There Is Flooding:  It might be difficult to notice flooding at nighttime, so it's imperative that you pay close attention to the road. If you do encounter flooding, the first thing to look for is whether or not the water is moving. If it's moving, it's best to avoid completely as the water can take you in its current. If its still, judge whether or not you're high enough to move through it. If so, remember to go very slow to avoid stalling. Again, it's best to play it safe here as you don't want your engine to hydro-lock.

For more information on why SilBlade wipers can help you in the most extreme weather conditions, whether it's springtime, summer, fall or the heart of winter, please contact us today.



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