Rain-X Repel vs. Rain-X Latitude Wiper Blades

How a woman sees the Rain-X Repel vs. the Rain-X Latitude

As a woman, it is often difficult to determine which wiper blades and which size wiper blades are best for my vehicle. I was attracted to the two popular brands of Rain-X that fit my car and were available online. Determining the best alternative required a bit of research. Most manufacturers recommend that wiper blades be replaced every year. If you live in a dry climate, it is understandable that the blades need to be replaced as they have become worn, brittle and inefficient. It would also be important if the installation of the wiper blades was simple and easy for a woman. Most importantly, I wanted something that would provide clear visibility during frequent rain and snow storms.

When comparing Rain-X Repel and Rain-X Latitude wiper blades, there appeared to be little difference in availability for most car makes and models. There was a price difference and different technology that was used in the construction or operation of the wiper blades. Here is a comparison of the features of the two wiper blades:

Rain-X Repel Wiper Blade Features

Rain-X Repel wiper blades use a new technology that provides clearer visibility while driving by using a patented coating that helps keep raindrops, snow and ice particles, as well as bugs and mud, be transferred from the wiper blade to the glass windshield.

Extended release coating technology is fast, typically a few minutes before beading occurs, providing continuous visibility over many cleaning cycles. Special coating and curved blade design reduce wiper noise and provide clearer window visibility without streaks.

Rain-X Repel wiper blades are available for an extensive list of popular car models and a variety of makes from 1970 to the current year.

Rain-X Repel requires that you follow the activation procedures by thoroughly cleaning the windows prior to installation. For twice the price, the Rain-X Repel offers the same anti-scratch advantage as the Rain-X Latitude. These blades do not always lie flat on the windshield, as they are often lifted off the surface in 60-70 mph winds, resulting in uneven wiping. With adjustment, the pressure on the windshield can be increased, resulting in the wipes coming into constant contact with the entire surface of the windshield.

Rain-X Latitude Wiper Blades

Rain-X Latitude wiper blades are best known for their contoured design that glides evenly across the windshield and their graphite-coated rubber blades that provide noise-free wiping action. They also replace standard style wipers and can be fitted with special adapters to accommodate use on eight different styles of wiper arms or 98% of vehicle wiper arms.

These wiper blades offer easy installation modes including small J-hook adapters or multi adapter for bayonet, larger J-hook or side pin arm wiper arms. The paddles are built with durable rubber-lined frames that resist harsh weather conditions such as ice, snow, or wind.

Rain-X Latitude wiper blades are also offered for the same year (1970-2011) for many vehicle makes and models.

It seems that when making a decision, you may need to consider cost as an important factor, as well as ease of installation and an emphasis on quality wiper pressure to maintain consistent visibility. I guess I would go for the Rain-X Latitude wiper blades which based on most online reviews seem to be more consistent and half the price.

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