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Specialised for safety: DENSO wipers helping drivers through autumn
11 October 2018 | Article
A new catalogue, expanded range and fault-finding tips help workshops prepare drivers for weather conditions.
Everyone knows the importance of a good set of wiper blades in rainy conditions, but what about during clear skies? With shorter days and early sunrises, sun glare is a continual hazard for drivers who will often have to deal with reduced visibility during their commutes. In 2013 it was estimated that 3,000 road accidents were caused by sun glare, with the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) saying that dirty windshields play a major part in these types of accidents.
Sun glare shows up dirt, residue or markings on the outside of the windscreen, further reducing visibility for drivers. Streaks or dirt left on the windscreen are often a tell-tale sign of degraded or poorly functioning wiper blades so it’s key drivers and workshops alike can spot these symptoms which often indicate a replacement is needed.
Updated wiper catalogue
Workshops can play their part in helping drivers see clearly in all conditions by stocking up on good quality wiper blades. DENSO’s most up to date 2018-2019 Wiper Blade catalogue can help technicians easily access the OE supplier’s extensive wiper range including the most recent 26 new part numbers added to the range earlier in the year. In total, DENSO offers 232 wiper part numbers with a car parc coverage of over 330 million vehicles. The catalogue (Part number DEWB18001) is readily available online, helping workshops react quickly to demand.
Replacement and renewal
Alongside residue and markings left on the windscreen, there are several other signs that wiper blades need replacing. A stuttering wiper that does not move smoothly across a windscreen could be another indication of blade degradation. Similarly, a poor-surface hold is caused by a wiper unevenly touching the windscreen, suggesting that the blade may be bent out of shape and will need replacing.
Unfortunately, not all drivers will know the warning signs of poor or damaged wipers so it is important that workshops spot the signs of problematic wipers during vehicle servicing, and offer high-quality wiper blades as replacements. If workshops can effectively advise drivers, they can help contribute to the general safety of UK roads whatever the conditions, while offering customers an excellent service.
DENSO’s flagship Hybrid Blades feature advanced technologies to produce high performing, aesthetic and unobtrusive wiper blades for drivers. A rigid graphite coated rubber blade helps deliver a smooth, non-streak clean, whilst its advanced vertebrae supports superior surface-holding capabilities, ensuring a smooth wiper motion. Hybrid Blades ensure drivers will be safer on the roads for longer, whilst being assured that their workshop stocks high performing products.
With shorter days and freezing temperatures, it is crucial that drivers use high performing wiper blades on their vehicles in order to ensure a safe field of vision on UK roads.
Find out more
The most up-to-date information of our Wiper Blade range can always be found of our E-Catalogue at http://www.denso-am.co.uk