7 Reasons Why Beam Blades are Better
Selecting windshield wiper blades is one of the most important, but overlooked, decisions drivers make about their vehicles. How do yours measure up? Here’s why beam wiper blades are the best option.
TRADITIONAL BLADES VS. BEAM BLADES
Windshields are never perfectly flat. In fact, most modern windshields are becoming more and more curved to prevent wind drag and increase aerodynamics. Just by looking at the image above, you can see how traditional blades do not naturally conform to the windshield. You also can see the many open gaps and exposed parts the traditional wiper has that the far superior beam blade does not. Traditional wiper blades were generally the standard for cars manufactured prior to 2000. Beam blades have been placed on about 68% of cars manufactured since 2000. But it goes far beyond that.
DOES THE TYPE OF BLADE REALLY MATTER?
Many drivers realize that their windshield wipers need replacing either during a torrential downpour or when a mechanic cocks an eyebrow and recommends a change. While we may not think about it regularly: windshield wipers are vital to the safety of you, your passengers, and your vehicle. In fact, wiper blades are the number two safety feature on a vehicle, right behind the breaks! We believe the type of blade does matter. You should always be proactive when it comes to the safety of the ones your love. Beam blades are built to not only perform better in rainy conditions but snowy conditions as well. Understanding the differences between traditional and beam wiper blades can help you make the best decision for your car and as you’ll see: beam wiper blades’ benefits outweigh the traditional model in every possible way.
7 REASONS TO CHOOSE BEAM WIPER BLADES:
1. Beam blades have fewer moving parts than traditional blades, meaning fewer chances for wear, breakage, and replacement due to damage.
2. Ever notice that spot that just won’t clear when you’re driving? You probably have traditional blades, which have limited contact or pressure points with the windshield. Beam blades have interminable pressure points, creating a much tighter connection between blade and windshield, no matter the shape of the windshield.
3. Beam blades are aerodynamic so even in high winds they resist being lifted away from the windshield.
4. Beam blades are one piece with no exposed parts cutting down the risk of clogs.
5. Beam blades are smaller and lighter, thus out of sight and less exposed to chances for damage. This is also a great aesthetic point.
6. Beam blades are crafted to fit modern, highly curved windshields. Traditional blades do not hug curved windshields as well, leaving gaps in coverage.
7. Beam blades are more durable than traditional blades requiring virtually no need to replace due to damage or defect.
WHY DO PEOPLE STILL USE TRADITIONAL BLADES?
Traditional blades have been around since windshield wipers first appeared on cars in the early 20th century. Often overlooked, and mostly misunderstood, consumers usually go for the cheaper traditional variety. Beam wiper blades do cost slightly more, but the benefits far outweigh the cost. Understanding the differences shows that there are certain items worth paying a little extra for – especially for something essential to vehicle safety. In the long run, the better quality and design of beam blades will save consumers money.
RainEater only manufactures beam blades, for the modern driver who wants the best for themselves, passengers and vehicle. Choose your size here!
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