Let’s take a look at traditional wiper blades – they’re made out of organic rubber. Rubber is carbon based – the structural bonds of carbon are weak and react easily with other chemicals that break these bonds. The carbon in rubber blades reacts with the sun and other elements deteriorating over time, causing the wiper to crack and tear. Organic rubber is simply not designed to withstand these elements. Organic rubber blades can’t handle big temperature extremes. They lose their functional qualities outside the temperature range of -40°F to 80°F. That’s why manufacturers of organic rubber wiper blades recommend that their customers replace their blades every 6 months.
How can a windshield wiper be “greener?”
Well, if they’re made out of silicone. Unlike organic rubber, silicone is a natural earth material – it’s inorganic and inert. Silicone won’t break down even after years of exposure to harsh conditions. So, silicone blades retain their functional qualities from -100° F to 350° F while offering superior wipe quality. Silicone naturally resists ozone, UV rays, road grime, automotive fluids and other solvents.
When maintained properly, they can last as long as 3-5 years. That’s at least 6 times longer that a traditional wiper rubber replacement. This means 18 less wiper blades dumped into our landfills over 5 years (assumes replacing 2 wipers every 6 months), less shipping and even reduced packaging. Starting to see a bit clearer?
Shipping heavy jugs of windshield washing fluid around the country just makes no sense – it’s mostly water. Consider windshield tablets – just add water and you’re good to go. Rather not mix? Consider a bio-based fluid.
The blazing hot sun can turn the interior of your car into a oven. Sure you can blast your AC to cool off your car – but that wastes gas. A recent study commissioned by the California Air Resources Board estimated that simply using your car’s air conditioning increases gas usage by as much as 22%. Get a simple sunshade and start saving money.
Tripledge Silicone Wiper Blades
Tripledge is a high-performance silicone wiper blade with multiple wiping edges for superior wipe quality. Tripledge has a special hydrophobic property that allows water to bead up on the windshield, to prevent smears and improve vision clarity. The Tripledge patented silicone also lasts longer than conventional rubber blades.
PIAA Wiper Blades
The wiper insert of all PIAA wiper blades is made of silicone rubber, which ensures greater visibility by coating the windshield with silicone to promote continuous water beading in inclement weather. Water beads up into droplets at low speeds that are easily removed by ordinary wiping. And at higher speeds, wind pressure pushes the water off the windshield, often without even requiring wiper use. The silicone coating also reduces drag and eliminates annoying and inefficient chattering. PIAA Silicone Wiper Blades reapply the silicone coating every time the wipers are used. PIAA wiper blades offer better resistance to all climates and are more durable than rubber blades.
303 Instant Windshield Washer Tablets
It’s the greener option. Super-concentrated with three times the cleaning power of ordinary washer fluid. Each tablet makes one gallon of top quality cleaner.
Car Cover USA
UVS 100 Heat Shields are tailored to fit your vehicle’s windshield perfectly, reflecting the sun and keeping your interior much cooler.