Rainy weather also affects driver visibility. Because 90 percent of driving decisions depend on good vision, a clean windshield is imperative.
Streaking and smearing impair vision and are caused by worn windshield blades. One out of every five vehicles that went through the Car Care Council's check lanes had worn wiper blades.
"Replacing worn wiper blades is easy and inexpensive," said Rich White of the Car Care Council. "Why put it off until there's a downpour and your blades are chattering and smearing the windshield?"
The Car Care Council is the source of information for the "Be Car Care Aware" campaign, educating consumers about the benefits of regular vehicle maintenance and repair. For more information, visit www.carcare.org.
Media Release Date: 4/7/04