Spring in Wisconsin brings a lot of surprises. We will have a few sunny and warm days, followed by snow and piercing winds. Also scattered in, there will be multiple gloomy days accentuated by rain. Driving can prove difficult if your windshield isn’t adequately prepared.
For this reason, I decided to try out Safelite’s new AutoGlass Rain Defense ($35). I chose this product because it forms a chemical bond with the windshield to seal the microscopic pores in the glass in order to repel rain and improve visibility. This lasts up to 6 months.
Upon receiving the box with the windshield treatment, a small can of glass cleaner, and a microfiber towel, I got to work installing the product. The one-time process was straightforward with adequate instructions, and the tools provided were easy to use. When driving in the weather, the result was good. The rain and sleet beaded well and, if I didn’t want to, I didn’t have to use my wipers much.
I will say, however, that the price tag is a bit steep. In the past, I have used RainX, a competitor of this product. RainX’s processes are a bit simpler and it is a multi-use product for a fraction of the cost.
While I like this product and I appreciate that it lasts for six months, I am not sure the price tag is worth it. I’ll continue to use it and compare it to its competitors for effectiveness. Overall, I like the coverage and usefulness.
Update: Safelite changed the link for this product with new information. The company mentions how applying AutoGlass Rain Defense can make it easier to remove snow, ice, and other impediments like sand and dirt easier after the application. The company also mentions how the product will last six months even when you use your wiper blades frequently and use a car wash often.