Clean windshield contributes to safer driving

A clean windshield is an asset in all seasons.

  • Apr. 10, 2012 6:00 a.m.

A clean windshield is an asset in all seasons.

As vehicle owners finish wiping away the last snow and ice, they get ready to deal with the heavy downpours of spring; and then, dust on a hot, summer’s day.

And, of course, there is always the dirt that flies in from the road, construction areas and dry fields. Throw in a jumble of dead bugs and drivers can see why keeping a car’s windshield clean in all seasons will help enhance safety and driving comfort all year round.

In its own way, every season poses a challenge for wiper blades.

Heavy spring rains can reduce visibility and compromise safety; exposure to heat and ozone can cause the wiping element to crack and break apart; and wiper blades tend to get clogged, and get stuck to the glass, with snow and ice.

To help overcome the challenges of adverse weather conditions, Bosch developed the ‘beam,’ or ‘flat,’ wiper blade design which eliminates the conventional bracketed support structure and uses tension spring arcing technology to create a custom fit contoured to the curvature of the driver and the passenger sides of the windshield.

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