PROMOTIONAL ARTICLE ON BEHALF OF VALEO
Recent advances in wiper blade technology are improving performance, keeping drivers safer, saving them money, and making it easier to find the right replacements.
The humble wiper blade is often an accessory we don’t pay too much attention to, but under-performing wipers can have a big effect on your safety on the road, and your back pocket.
Thankfully, some recent breakthroughs from the French manufacturer Valeo are improving wiper performance, and making it easier to find and fit the right replacements.
One of the recent breakthroughs in wiper blade technology has been the development of the Valeo AquabladeTM.
A winner of a 2018 PACE Award for innovation, the Valeo AquaBladeTM completely rethinks the car windscreen washing system.
As conventional wiping systems spray washer fluid from stationary jets beneath the windscreen, there’s often an uneven distribution of fluid, a high amount of waste, a lack of effectiveness at high speeds or in high wind, and reduced driver visibility during the clean. With the Valeo AquaBladeTM on the other hand, fluid is distributed through channels along the entire length of each wiper blade rather than from stationary jets.
The result is a windscreen surface uniformly cleaned, regardless of vehicle speed or wind conditions. You only use the washing fluid you need, reducing fluid consumption. And, most importantly, there is a significant improvement in driver visibility during a clean, increasing road safety for everyone.
The fact that Valeo AquaBladeTM is built on a flat blade rather than a traditional wiper blade also means a much smoother, consistent and quieter performance.
Where traditional wiper blades have between four and eight pressure points in contact with your car’s windscreen, flat blades have hundreds of pressure points resulting in uniform pressure along the entire length of each wiper.
Valeo wiper blades are also designed to be extremely quick and easy to install – they can be replaced in a matter of seconds. Valeo Service’s packaging features step-by-step fitting instructions and there are a number of instructional videos on their website.
Finding the right replacement with Valeo Service is simple too. Each wiper blade package clearly shows the vehicle makes and models the wiper is suitable for, and there is also a QR code on each packet that is linked to an online tool to confirm you have the right wipers.
Valeo Service recommends replacing wiper blades on a regular basis or as soon as they show any sign of wear that results in a loss of wiping performance.