Rain X Review

February 23, 2009 by  
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I sheepishly admit to ignoring a lot of things about my car. I am usually almost too busy to even think about the little things like keeping the windows clean and changing my wiper blades.
What I didn’t know was that you should be changing them at least twice a year! I don’t think that mine have been changed on my car in over two years.

As you can imagine having a good set of wiper blades is extremely important in the winter months and especially in the rainy season. I know without a good set of wipers on my car I can barely see in the rain and especially when its raining at night.

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 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 (I have snacks on hand anyway!), bottled water, an ice scraper, flashlight and a bag of kitty litter .

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I just recently tried out the new RainX Latitude wipers , 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 and I must say that I love them. The RainX Latitude wiper blades have a contoured design that fits more snugly to your windshield to help remove snow, ice, and rain more effectively. They were a snap to put on which is a plus for car challenged people like me.

The 2-in-1 glass cleaner and rain repellent is excellent. I am amazed at what a difference it makes when it is raining outside. In stead of the rain completely coating my windshield it sort of just beads up and rolls off which helps a great deal for visibility when you are in a downpour.

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RainX Latitude Wiper Blades

Easy Installation

  • 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 Wipe

  • 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

I will now be a little more vigilant in changing my wiper blades, because it makes such a difference!  I didn’t think that just changing your wiper blades would make such a difference.  It’s nice to be able to see out the window without feeling like the outside is a hall of mirrors.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!  THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ENTERED

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On behalf of My Blog Spark and DoubleBugs we would like to give you the chance to win  1 Rain-X Car Care Kit . The kit contains: 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.

Here’s What You Gotta Do!

  • All you have to do is visit  RainX and find a useful tip and come back here and comment on what you learned along with how often you change your wiper blades.
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Comments

228 Responses to “Rain X Review”
  1. Lisagee123 says:

    It is recommended that wiper blades be changed at least every year is one thing I learned at the site.
    I change mine when the rubber strips or they just don’t work that well anymore.

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  4. Andrew Gordon says:

    Buffalo, NY is considered the wettest city in the continental 48 states receiving some form of precipitation a total of 169 days a year. Louisiana is the wettest continental state receiving over 60 inches of rainfall over the course of an average year and Hawaii is the wettest state overall receiving 63.7 inches of rain a year.

  5. SANDY says:

    It is recommended that wiper blades be changed at least every year..

    ok I do it at least once a year – ok my love slave does but it gets done but really they wear down in the rough weather and should be changed more

  6. TIMOTHY HELMER says:

    MAKE MY DAY!!!

  7. Cynthia C says:

    I learned that 90% of driving decisions are based solely on vision. I change my blades when they start to smear. Thanks for the giveaway.

  8. Meredith Rogen says:

    Wiper blades deteriorate due to many environmental factors including:
    Sun: Ultraviolet light and ozone deterioration , Oil: Car waxes and exhaust hold rubber-deteriorating oil

  9. Meredith Rogen says:

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  10. chris swan says:

    Here is a tip I saw 90% of driving decisions are based solely on vision. I change my wipers about every 20000 miles (probably too long). Right this morning I thought I needed new ones.

  11. Allen McLeod says:

    Great stuff. It works.

  12. Jen says:

    they say to change your wipers yearly, I sadly did not know that!

    jennifer.lleras@gmail.com

  13. Tracey Byram says:

    78 percent of motorists only change their wiper blades after the blades themselves begin to impair their visibility and have become a safety hazard.
    Include me in that 78%.

  14. Denyse says:

    It is recommended that wiper blades be changed at least every year.

  15. Sandra K says:

    It is recommended that you change your wiper blades at least once per year. I change mine when they start to streak.

  16. Karen says:

    Wiper blades deteriorate due to many environmental factors including:

    Sun: Ultraviolet light and ozone deterioration
    Oil: Car waxes and exhaust hold rubber-deteriorating oil
    Airborne debris: Sand, mud and dust carried in the wind
    Moisture: Acid rain and salt water (in moist air both near the shore and inland)

  17. ROBERT KELLER says:

    I THINK RAIN-X IS THE BEST PRODUCT FOR KEEPNG YOUR WINDSHIELD CLEAR IN THE
    RAIN.

  18. Kathleen says:

    My son actually asks me to “do his windshield” when the rainx wears off. I love the stuff.

  19. Deborah Wellenstein says:

    I did not realize windshield wipers should be changed every year. Probably explains the streaks on my windshield! Thank you!

  20. Brandlyn says:

    I change my blades once a year. This stuff really works

  21. AmandaK says:

    Every minute of the day, 1 billion tons of rain falls on the earth. That is A LOT of water!

    I changed my wipers 2 years ago. So, I guess it’s time to change ours. Yikes!

    orchestratenoise0726[at]yahoo[dot]com

  22. tung ton says:

    Skipping occurs when the blade develops a curvature from lack of use!

    I usually change them once a year.

  23. veronica sandberg says:

    recommended that wiper blades be changed at least every year..

  24. Deborah R says:

    I learned that wiper skipping occurs when the blade develops a curvature from lack of use. I don’t change the wipers, Rod does, and I believe he does it about once each year.

  25. Mary Marlatt says:

    Skipping occurs when the blade develops a curvature from lack of use (e.g.: left in the ‘parked position’ for an extended length of time). So I guess that means “use ‘em or lose ‘em!”

  26. Leslie M. says:

    I found out that wiper blades should be changed every year (GULP!)
    I change mine when hubby says “HONEY, time to change your wipe blades.” Geeze!

    You mean they don’t have a lifetime warranty??? Just kidding! hahaha

    Leslie
    LeslieVeg@msn.com
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  29. Shelly Miller says:

    i change mine winter and spring.. different driving conditions each time of the year, i guess i’m doing fine since they only recommend yearly

  30. traci says:

    I learned that 90% of driving decisions are based solely on vision.Also i change my blads at least 2 times a year.

  31. Louis Huf says:

    I found out that 90% of driving decisions are based solely on vision.

    and I change my wiper blade about once every year

  32. Gayle J says:

    They recommend changing wipers once a year, we change ours as needed but its pretty close to once a year

  33. Carolyn G says:

    I learned that you should check your wipers every 6 months then change them at least once a year.

  34. Pat says:

    Useful RainX tip: Monitor wiper blade condition and change blades at least once annually. RainX is the best product.

    Thank you for the contest.

  35. Jennifer B. says:

    They recommend that you change your wiper blades once a year and that is about how often do it.

  36. Allen McLeod says:

    It works.

  37. Elaine R says:

    RainX Wipers are constructed of specially blended graphite-coated rubber blades-they sound great! I usually change my wiper blades once a year.

  38. Lori Berman says:

    Rain-X is an awesome product. I use it every rainy season

  39. Beverley Justice says:

    It is recommended that wiper blades be replaced at least once a year. I always relied on my mechanic. Guess I’ll take responsibility for my own safety and do it myself!

  40. Erica C. says:

    my car would love this as a present :)

  41. jane jakins says:

    RAIN X

  42. Linda Chaput says:

    Change wipers yearly.

  43. Meredith Rogen says:

    I learned that the sun and chemicals in wax/polish can damage wipers. I change my 2-3x a year. It rains a lot in Washington!

  44. Dar. says:

    My spouse would like this giveaway..

  45. Rick Stafford says:

    A small fluffy cumulous cloud may hold 100 to 1000 tons of liquid water. Wow. Praying some of those clouds make there to the south eastern US and drop off what they need there.

  46. Lynn H says:

    My hisband is a Rain-X guy…I would love to win this for him!

  47. jffryclough says:

    supposed to change wipers every year…i don’t think so…

  48. Ivy Farkas says:

    It is recommended that wiper blades be changed at least every year but I only change them when they break, BUT, I always use rainx you almost don’t need wipers when you use it.

  49. timothy l says:

    i like at Built-in aerodynamic spoiler significantly reduces drag, noise and wind lift. no more noise, been over 2 years the last time i changed them

  50. Beata Lechowicz says:

    wiper blades should be changed at least once a year

  51. Lmay says:

    Blade surface can erode due to pollutants in the air.

  52. david basile says:

    Clean your windshield every time you fill your gas tank.

  53. Tarah says:

    There are over 5,000 albums produced since 1960 containing at least one song with the word “rain” in the title.

    I change my blades only when I think they need to be.

  54. Melissa says:

    It is recomended that wiper blades be changed once a year. I change mine when they don’t clear my windshield anymore. . . probably not enough!

  55. Jennifer M says:

    A small fluffy cumulous cloud may hold 100 to 1000 tons of liquid water.
    We request new blades at every other oil change.

  56. gahome2mom says:

    •It is recommended that wiper blades be changed at least every year

  57. amandasue says:

    I learned that your suppose to Pull your wiper blades away from the windshield during winter months to prevent ice build up on the rubber squeegee and to prevent them from sticking to the windshield. And I change my wipers when they start to look like there not cleaning as well.

  58. Stacy says:

    Wow, the wiper and weather page was full of information. I had no idea. We change our wipers about once a year. I didn’t realize so many people (1 out of 5) were driving with wipers that were not up to par.

  59. Gena says:

    I learned that 90% of our driving decisions are based on vision. That means these are a very important part of driving. I change mine every 2 years. It would be every year, but I get lazy.

  60. Monique Rizzo says:

    I learned you are supposed to change your wipers on a regular yearly basis!! Thanks for the chance.

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  61. Gina Stratos says:

    I honestly change them only when they no longer work. But I learned that I’m supposed to change them every year.
    gkstratos@yahoo.com

  62. beth shepherd says:

    I learned that wiper blades be changed at least every year. This is also about when we change ours. We change them usually every november. Thank you for a great giveaway!
    tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

  63. Gina Stratos says:

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  64. Selene M. says:

    Hot dry conditions can cause your wipers to deterioate.

  65. Elsie says:

    A good tip is to change your wiper blades on Groundhog Day…that’s especially relevant for me because I hibernate alot in the winter, then I’d have super new blades in the Spring!

    I usually change them when they are much older, and it’s absolutely necessary.

    Thanks for the giveaway, and the helpful reminders!

  66. sarah says:

    wipers should be changed every year and that’s what I’ve been doing!

  67. Melinda says:

    i learned that Buffalo, NY is considered the wettest city

  68. Denise B. says:

    They have a rebate for when you buy two blades, you can get a visibility pack for free. We change our wipers once per year.

  69. wiper blades?…you surpose to change them>>>hahahaha

  70. Peter says:

    “Drivers often wait several years to switch out a pair of wipers that went bad after only six to 12 months.”

    I can see a little beyond that, but several years? I’ll change mine when they don’t seem to be doing their job, but generally once every year to 18 months. I think the hot, dry conditions factor against me a little.

  71. paul haddock says:

    Twice a year, at 1st sign of sqeecking

  72. Heather H. says:

    I learned:

    Every minute of the day, 1 billion tons of rain falls on the earth.

  73. Jacob says:

    You are supposed to change your wipers every year. Honestly, I change mine when it is too late and I am driving in the rain and can’t see.

  74. reva skie says:

    I learned There are over 5,000 albums produced since 1960 containing at least one song with the word “rain” in the title. My husband changes our blades when they get ratty but I couldn’t tell you how often that is.

  75. bebemiqui says:

    I didn’t that we base 90% of our decisions while driving on vision. Hm!
    I change them when it gets so bad that it’s…uh not good.
    bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

  76. Donna R says:

    Recommend changing windshield wiper blades annually. Thanks for the contest.

  77. Therese says:

    Wiper blades should be changed once/year, but I rarely remember until they really need it

  78. pat says:

    Oh…you are supposed to switch blades every 6-12 months. Oooppss…hope I win.

  79. Every minute of the day, 1 billion tons of rain falls on the earth. That is A LOT of water!

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  81. Leslie M. says:

    I learned that it is good to change your blades at least once a year. I change my blades when they start to smear:)

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  82. Jessica A says:

    change your blades once a year, i change them when they tear up. right now my drivers side one is broken, this would be a very useful prize for me.
    imjessica(at)mail(dot)com

  83. Crystal says:

    It is recommended that wiper blades be changed at least every year.

    I change my wiper blades whenever they stop working correctly, about once in every 2-3 years…

  84. Melissa says:

    I learned that 90% of driving decisions are based on vision. I change my blades about once a year, probably.

  85. Rhonda Struthers says:

    The curved blade keeps a constant pressure to clean properly.
    Also there were many tips to tell you when to change your wipers.
    I probably change my wipers once a year.

  86. Janice Wright says:

    Skipping can occur when the blade develops a curvature from leaving the blades in the ‘parked position’ for an extended length of time. I’ve been known to do this. :(

    I change my blades probably about every year or maybe year and a half. I know I should do it more often.

  87. Elizabeth J says:

    Wiper blades deteriorate due to many environmental factors including:

    Sun: Ultraviolet light and ozone deterioration
    Oil: Car waxes and exhaust hold rubber-deteriorating oil
    Airborne debris: Sand, mud and dust carried in the wind
    Moisture: Acid rain and salt water (in moist air both near the shore and inland)

    we change ours every 6 to 12 months

  88. Dave says:

    I learned that – There are over 5,000 albums produced since 1960 containing at least one song with the word “rain” in the title. Now that’s interesting! I generally change my wiper blades when they have reached the point that the wiper is coming off and the plastic is rubbing across my windshield. I could certainly use this kit. Thank you for the chance to win.

  89. Terry Vanderpool says:

    90% of driving decisions are based on vision

  90. Vivian Deliz says:

    Wiper blades should be replaced every six months to a year or as soon as you notice a difference in driving visibility.

    I change mine when they start to steak, which is about every 4 months.

  91. Alan Huestis says:

    The contoured design applies even pressure along the entire blade length,and I change them every spring.

  92. Kathleen says:

    You should change your blades if you have streaking.

  93. Karen Gonyea says:

    I love Rain X products :)

  94. Joy says:

    I learned that There are over 5,000 albums produced since 1960 containing at least one song with the word “rain” in the title. . . and that environmental elements lead to the deterioration of wiper blades

  95. Jason says:

    Buffalo, NY is considered the wettest city in the continental 48 states receiving some form of precipitation a total of 169 days a year. Louisiana is the wettest continental state receiving over 60 inches of rainfall over the course of an average year and Hawaii is the wettest state overall receiving 63.7 inches of rain a year.

    I change my blades about every 9 months or as needed

  96. Maureen Hinsey says:

    I change my blades when they start smearing. I read that salt air makes wiper blades deteriorate faster – I did not know that!

  97. Gaye McGill says:

    I learned that a small fluffy cumulous cloud may hold 100 to 1000 tons of liquid water. I generally change my wiper blades when it’s obvious they’re no longer working properly. (That’s usually in the middle of a storm when I really need them.)

  98. Angela says:

    I know it’s common sense to most but I didn’t know that it is recommended that wiper blades be changed at least every year.

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  99. danandmarsh says:

    Your wiper blades should be changed about 1 a year!!
    EEkkkk I am way off. I change them when it becomes absolutely nessecary

  100. Karen says:

    I learned that every minute of the day, 1 billion tons of rain falls on the earth. I usually change my blades when I notice they do not clear the windshield well.

  101. Rosanne says:

    I learned from the site that I can buy them at Walmart in my area. I usually change my wiper blades when the windshield gets smeary rather than clean-I wait too long.

  102. Dierdra Byrd says:

    I learned you are supposed to change your wipers on a regular yearly basis- I change mine when they stop working.

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  105. Donna F. says:

    It is recommended that wiper blades be changed at least every year. I change my wiper blades when the streaking becomes really bad.

  106. Becky says:

    I learned you have to change your wiper blades every year..I usually just change them when it needs to be changed..whoopsie.

  107. tiff says:

    i learned that drivers often wait several years to switch out a pair of wipers that went bad after only six to 12 months. yikes! i change mine once a year.

  108. Kathy Scott says:

    Wiper blades do not last forever and should be replaced annually. I replace only when the start falling apart.

  109. Jacqueline in Atlanta says:

    They suggested changing your wiper blades on Groundhog Day. I don’t think I would remember that, but perhaps I would remember to change them each time I moved the clock back and forward.

    I change my blades probably every other year, whenever they start to squeak. Good enuf for me.

    Thanks for having the giveaway!

  110. Vicky Boackle says:

    wipers should be changed at least once a year,did not know that.

  111. Christie says:

    I learned that Rain-X Latitude windshield wiper blades are constructed of specially blended graphite-coated rubber blades which delivers a smooth, clean, chatter-free wipe.

    That would be nice since I don’t like that squeaky clacky noise wipers make.

    I admit I only change the wiper blades which they are obviously worn out, like NOW. Help.

  112. Karen Gonyea says:

    Rain X is a great product :)

  113. amir says:

    You need to change your wipers every year.

  114. Becky says:

    I learned that wiper blades need to be changed every 6 months to a year! It’s been years for us, and I can certainly tell. We’ll have to change them very soon. I’d love to win so that we could get free wipers to change them with. :) Thank you so much for offering this giveaway! eyeslikesugar [at] gmail [dot] com

  115. sarah says:

    wipers should be changed every year…oops! i haven’t changed mine in 17 months!

  116. Karen Gonyea says:

    Count me in – I really need new wipers :)

  117. Denise says:

    I learned that 90% of driving decisions are based solely on vision.
    I only change mine when they are too broken for me to see.

  118. Anna says:

    Rain-X works great!

  119. MJ says:

    wiper blades be changed at least every year

  120. Karen Gonyea says:

    Wiper blades should be changed yearly.

  121. Leane says:

    Drivers often wait several years to switch out a pair of wipers that went bad after only six to 12 months…….
    I have had mine almost 3 years (:!0) and they definetly are over due for a change!! I am described exactly by their factoid!

    This was really surprising…’one in five vehicles [have] deficient windshield wipers or washing systems’

    Wow–lots of us need one of these prize packs…..but you can still give this one to me…
    ;)

  122. Leane says:

    I put your button on my sidebar…..http://my-bloggy-mind.blogspot.com/

    Great giveaway! Thanks to you for hosting!!

  123. M.A. says:

    I learned that research indicates that 60% of the drivers who don’t install their own wiper blades cite difficult installation as the reason—but in my case the installation isn’t done because my best friend does it for me. Don’t know how often ‘cuz he checks regularly and changes the blades as needed.

  124. Daniel M says:

    Research indicates that 60% of the drivers who don’t install their own wiper blades cite difficult installation as the reason.

    i change mine whenever they’re not working very well anymore, which is usually far short of a year (4-6 months, even keeping them clean). is anything made to last anymore?!?!?

  125. Sharon Seneker says:

    Wiper blades need to be changed yearly….maybe this is my problem! Thanks!

  126. carol says:

    They say to change wiper blades at least every year. Uh, that’s not happening here and we really need to do it as it has been a couple years!

  127. Rick Stafford says:

    Change them blades at least once a year. I have also found when you use RainX on a regular bases, your blades will last longer.

  128. Annmarie says:

    I saw that you should never use your windshield wipers to de-ice your windshield. Instead, either use an ice scraper or use your defroster to melt snow and ice. Unfortunately, I don’t replace my wipers as much as I should… when I finally can’t see out anymore, I have the mechanic change them

  129. Annmarie says:

    I follow on Twitter! (amweeks)

  130. linda says:

    It is recommended that wiper blades be changed at least every year.

  131. Jennifer Hedden says:

    you are supposed to change your wipers on a regular yearly basis

  132. Lucy Schwartz says:

    The tip- 90% of driving decisions are based on vision. We change our wiper blades once a year or if needed.

  133. Vicki Wurgler says:

    Every minute of the day, 1 billion tons of rain falls on the earth and I change them about once a year

  134. Louise Huber says:

    with Chicago weather, rain x has great products

  135. Steve Scott says:

    Change your blades once a year.

  136. Susan Ledet says:

    I learned that Rain-X is teaming up with Jody DeVere to spread this important safety message and mark Groundhog Day as an annual reminder for motorists to change their wiper blades and prepare their vehicles for unpredictable driving conditions. This is a pretty good tip since it’s easy to remember.
    I don’t change my blades as often as Rain-X suggests and normally change them when I see some wear which is about every 18 months.

  137. ky2here says:

    90% of driving decisions are based solely on vision.

    Is it just me or is this kind of dense?

  138. Tara Braun says:

    Good stuff.

  139. Tara Braun says:

    This stuff works great.

  140. Sherry says:

    I learned some interesting trivia, There are over 5,000 albums produced since 1960 containing at least one song with the word “rain” in the title.

    I also learned that the National Safety Council recommends that wiper blades be changed at least every year.

  141. Sherry says:

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  143. Jason Simmons says:

    90% of driving decisions are based solely on vision. I change my blades twice a year.

  144. Mark W says:

    90% of driving decisions are based solely on vision. I change my wipers about every 2 years or so…not often enough. thanks for the entry

  145. Michael says:

    After reviewing the tips, the main thing I’ve learned is that I don’t check and/or change the wiper blades on any regular basis. It is literally years between blades changes; however, I have used the Rain-X glass cleaner and it works so well that – let’s just say that’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it… :)

  146. Jodene Gildea says:

    It is recommended that you change your wiper blades once a year, I change mine when they start to streak.

  147. Dave Priewe says:

    Rain-X is the best wet weather product on the market.

  148. Annemarie says:

    I learned that wiper blades should be changed at least every year. I change mine about every 3 years.

  149. shawna says:

    You should change your blades once a year!!

  150. Jill Myrick says:

    This is my husbands idea of a Perfect giveaway.
    I learned that it is recommended that wiper blades be changed at least yearly.
    And my husband changes our wiper blades on both vehicles yearly.
    Thank you so much for offering this wonderful giveaway :)

  151. Christy Hickman says:

    I learned that you should change your wiper blades every year. I only change mine when I can’t see when driving in the rain. I never knew you should change them yearly. Thanks for the chance to win.

  152. Belenda says:

    Site says blades should be changed at least yearly. I change mine whenever I notice that one has started to have the rubber come loose or whenever my mechanic says they need to be changed while the car is being serviced (maybe twice a year?)

  153. Karen Gonyea says:

    Count me in – rain x is an awesome product !!

  154. Candie L says:

    I like that you can find your car and already have an idea of what model you will need when you go to the store. We only change our blades when the old ones break (I know it is not good). Thank you

  155. Leslie S. says:

    I liked this fact.A small fluffy cumulous cloud may hold 100 to 1000 tons of liquid water.
    Thanks!
    lstanziani(at)yahoo(dot)com

  156. tammigirl says:

    It is recommended that wiper blades be changed at least every year. (from their site)

    I usually replace my blades right before the winter weather is about to hit. Since I got a new car in September I didn’t do that this year.

  157. tammigirl says:

    I am following you on twitter.

  158. R Hicks says:

    One of their tips is to replace them every six mmonths

  159. R Hicks says:

    following you on twitter

  160. Kimberly says:

    RainX recommends that wipers be changed at least once a year. DH changes mine every year just before we have our car inspected unless they need it sooner.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  161. christopher h says:

    learned that we base 90% of our decisions while driving on vision
    i change my wipers every other year

  162. jayne says:

    It is recommended that wiper blades be changed at least every year.

  163. Lisa G. says:

    One neat fact I learned is the every minute of the day, 1 billion tons of rain falls on the earth! I change my wiper blades every 12-18 months. Thanks!
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  164. Lisa G. says:

    I have your button on my sidebar. http://mowermom.blogspot.com/
    Thanks!
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  165. Lisa Taylor says:

    I learned that Drivers often wait several years to switch out a pair of wipers that went bad after only six to 12 months and I am one of those drivers I replace my blades maybe every 2 to 3 years

  166. Samantha Miller says:

    I learned 60% of the drivers who don’t install their own wiper blades cite difficult installation as the reason.

  167. Amy says:

    Every minute of the day, 1 billion tons of rain falls on the earth.

  168. Amy says:

    I’m following you on Twitter. My ID is amylou61

  169. prplrush says:

    The tip that i found most useful was that you need to change your wipers at least once a year. I definitely have not been doing that, but i will start this year!

  170. Terry Cr says:

    I learned that Drivers often wait several years to switch out a pair of wipers that went bad after only six to 12 months.

    I usually only change mine when they don’t clear away the rain like they should. Thanks!

    braaisjo at gmail dot com

  171. Tesa S. says:

    It is recommended that wiper blades be changed at least every year.

    I change mine when they start to wear.

  172. Ernie says:

    If you don’t change your wiper blades at least once a year you won’t be able to see to drive through some of that one billion tons of rain…

  173. Michelle H. says:

    “Wiper blades should be replaced every six months to a year or as soon as you notice a difference in driving visibility.” I have my husband change the blades when I see that they are getting old, but I don’t have a particular time frame.

  174. Leigh Nichols says:

    90% of driving decisions are based solely on vision

  175. Brian E. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway…I learned that you should “Never use your windshield wipers to de-ice your windshield. Instead, either use an ice scraper or use your defroster to melt snow and ice.”

    I usually wait until I hear metal scraping against glass (i.e. the complete deterioration & failure of my wiper blades) before I replace them.

  176. Wait a minute. You’e supposed to change your blades? maybe that’s what I learned. I think I leave them alone until they rot or my husband notices that I need new ones and he changes them. I learned that 90% of driving decisions are based solely on vision.

  177. Erma says:

    I would love the chance to win, thanks.

  178. Valerie Furr says:

    I did not realize they deteriated with the envirement I thought they
    just wore out from doing their job. Also I got a set that was suppose
    to last 10 years so I was surprised at the once a year change. Thanks

  179. Sheila says:

    I learned that your supposed to chance your blades once a year! I change mine about every 2 years or so! Thanks!

  180. Sheila says:

    I follow you on twitter, mom2anutball!

  181. Carol Drury says:

    love this stuff!!!!

  182. Aniela R. says:

    They say to change your wiper blades at least once a year. I honestly didn’t know how often to change them, one of those things I don’t think about, so I probably don’t change them that often:) Now I know.

  183. patty says:

    My car could use the attention.

  184. Brooke says:

    There are over 5,000 albums produced since 1960 containing at least one song with the word “rain” in the title!

  185. Brooke says:

    Ooops. I just changed my wipers, but it had been YEARS!

  186. Laura G says:

    Wow! 90% of driving decisions are based solely on vision. We change ours whenever the oil change guys say it’s time to. :D

  187. MELINDA Smith says:

    I have learned that windshield wipers should be changed every year.
    I just assumed they should be replaced when they show signs of wear.
    We just replaced our wipers two weeks ago. (Our vehicle is 4 years old–thats how old the wipers were)

  188. Betty C says:

    Skipping occurs when the blade develops a curvature from lack of use (e.g.: left in the ‘parked position’ for an extended length of time). Who knew that not using your wipers could cause a problem?
    I change mine twice a year, once before winter sets in because snow and ice need to be easily removed and once after winter because the snow and ice have usually done a number on my blades.

  189. Betty C says:

    Your button is on my sidebar.
    http://beascreations.blogspot.com/

  190. DENISE says:

    The yearly wiper blade replacement is what I learned and took to heart. I need to do it.

  191. wendy wallach says:

    Pull your wiper blades away from the windshield during winter months to prevent ice build up on the rubber squeegee and to prevent them from sticking to the windshield….I thought this was a very useful tip. I change my wiper blades when I have to get my car inspected ( A NY requirement)

    madamerkf at aol dot com

  192. Brenda Park says:

    I learned you’re supposed to change your wiper blades once a year…did not know that! Our car still has the same wipers it had when we bought it, 2 years ago. Thanks for teaching me something new, and for a great giveaway!

  193. Sherry C says:

    I learned that every minute of the day, 1 billion tons of rain falls on the earth.

    It is recommended that wiper blades be changed at least every year.

  194. Sherry C says:

    I started following you on Twitter.

    cammeiosis

  195. Catherine KingChuparkoff says:

    Living in florida is tough on wipers, so we change them when the clocks change.

  196. Kelly says:

    90% of all driving decisions are based on vision. I have no clue how often my wiper blades are change. But I should.

  197. carol says:

    You should change yopur wiperes every year.

  198. Kathy H. says:

    I learned that you wiper blades should be changed at least once a year. I know I changed mine before we went on vacation last summer so now I know I need to do that before we go on vacation this summer!

  199. Tammy says:

    Something new to me was Every minute of the day, 1 billion tons of rain falls on the earth. WOW! I did not know that, I guess we’re lucky where we live because we don’t get that much.

    We actually try and change our blades yearly on our vehicles, sometimes it goes a little longer than that, but generally not more than 18 months.

  200. Tammy says:

    twittered – username threedifferent

  201. Samantha Miller says:

    I am following on Twitter.

  202. Samantha Miller says:

    I tweeted about the giveaway.

    http://twitter.com/imaclutz89/status/1302803446

  203. Sue says:

    I learned that wiper blades should be changed at least every year. I change my blades about every five years.

    smarinels@hotmail.com

  204. Jeanine Price says:

    I found this “It is recommended that wiper blades be changed at least every year” and I am so behind! I usually change them every 2-3 years!

  205. Jeanine Price says:

    I am following you on Twitter!

  206. Beverly M says:

    I learned I need to change my wiper blades every year. Thanks for having the contest!

  207. 90% of driving decisions are based solely on vision

  208. Jennifer S. says:

    I learned that every minute of the day, 1 billion tons of rain falls on the earth. I also learned that you should change your wiper blades every year. I live in the desert and wiper blades take a beating between the UV, the heat, and the dry air. You really have to change them that often.

  209. Lily Kwan says:

    I learned that streaking occurs when the rubber squeegee dries, hardens and cracks. It can also be caused by tree sap, road tar and other foreign substances collected on either the glass or the blade.

  210. Donna K says:

    It is recommended that wiper blades be changed at least every year. I usually change them when they need it.

  211. Janet says:

    I learned that wiper blades should be changed at least every year.

  212. Donna K says:

    I put your button on my blog.

  213. Donna K says:

    I am a follower on your blog. (donnak4)

  214. Donna K says:

    I am sorry, I meant to say I follow on twitter (donnak4)

  215. Melanie C says:

    wow…. I had no idea about all of that… talking about the previous postings. I haven’t changed wiper blades in about a decade… yikes!!

  216. Melanie C says:

    what does that little pic mean on my posting… how weird.. ?!

  217. Karen says:

    Wiper blades should be changed every year. I usually change mine right before winter starts — can’t stand turning on the windshield wipers during that first snowstorm of the year and seeing nothing but streaks and slush. Bad time to find out your wipers are shot!

  218. Shay says:

    DUH! Wipers dont last forever people. This is what i do every year for my truck wipers get changed 1 time a year an wash the windshield monthly. I use rain x for my truck.

  219. Ben Johnson says:

    Guys, save your money on the rainX rain repellant. Check the ingredients and you will see that it is isopropyl alcohol. That’s right, you can use the 89cent bottle of rubbing alcohol from your local chain store and save BIG money. I’ve used it for years now and it works exactly the same!

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