How Rain Repellent Can Improve Fleet Safety

posted 13 April, 2023 by Justin Mitchiner
Services, Fleet

Safety is always a top priority for fleet managers. Rainy weather can create unpredictable and hazardous driving conditions, putting your drivers and vehicles at risk. One way to address this challenge is to include rain repellent in your maintenance list. As the rainy season approaches, ensuring your fleet is prepared for heavy downpours is essential. While windshield wipers, which we recommend you replace every 6-12 months, can help clear rainwater from your windshield, they can sometimes be ineffective at preventing water droplets from obscuring your vision.

Our high performance rain repellent upgrade, powered by Aquapel®, is a simple yet high quality and effective solution that improves visibility and promotes safer driving. With heavy rains on the horizon, let's explore the important benefits of employing rain repellent for fleet safety, and the disadvantages of lower grade repellents.

Fleet Safety Solutions

When driving in heavy rain, having a rain repellent treatment for your fleet’s windshields can make all the difference. Notably, by providing hydrophobic protection against rain and environmental elements, reducing glare in the rain, repelling water for remarkably improved vision, and extending the lifespan of vehicle wiper blades.

“ Windshield wipers alone are not enough to maintain driver visibility during rainy conditions, particularly at higher speeds.”

Spiffy's Rain Repellent is an innovative solution that provides long-lasting protection against rainwater for car windshields. Unlike other rain repellents, Aquapel® works by forming a chemical bond with the glass, increasing its water repellency, and causing water to bead and shed off the windshield. This chemical bond is what makes Aquapel® different from other commercial rain repellents that wash away in a matter of days. With Aquapel®, customers can enjoy up to six (6) times longer-lasting protection, making it a smart investment for individuals and fleet managers alike.
Improved visibility through the use of rain repellent also translates into increased safety for drivers and passengers, reducing the likelihood of incidents caused by poor visibility. In the case of service fleets, this improved safety record can translate into cost savings in terms of lower insurance premiums and fewer accidents, improving overall fleet safety. With all these benefits, it's easy to see why Aquapel® is an industry-leading product.

Only 17% of drivers use their wipers on the fastest setting during heavy rain, and only 3% adjust their mirrors to reduce glare.

Spiffy’s Rain Repellent powered by Simoniz VisionBlade provides protection for six times longer than our leading competitor to keep you safe on the road for longer.

Low Quality Rain Repellent is Risky Business

Investing in low-quality rain repellents can have a range of disadvantages that negatively impact both personal and fleet vehicles. One of the most significant disadvantages of low-quality rain repellents is their reduced ability to repel water effectively, leading to poor visibility while driving in the rain. This can be particularly dangerous for fleet drivers, who may be pressured to meet delivery deadlines or travel long distances in inclement weather. Poor visibility can lead to an increased risk of accidents, resulting in compliance issues and higher insurance premiums. Additionally, some low-quality rain repellents can damage windshields by leaving behind streaks or causing discoloration, reducing the lifespan of the windshield and creating unsightly blemishes. When it comes to fleet vehicles, frequent applications of low-quality rain repellents may be necessary, increasing maintenance time and costs, and reducing the fleet's efficiency.
Low-quality rain repellents can potentially damage various parts of the car, not just the windshield. Some low-quality products may contain harsh chemicals that can harm the car's paint, trim, or plastic parts. For example, if rain repellent comes in contact with the car's paint, it can cause discoloration, fading, or even strip the protective coating, an expensive repair, especially if the entire vehicle needs to be repainted. Similarly, rain repellent can damage plastic or rubber parts, causing them to deteriorate, crack, or become discolored. This includes wiper blades, window seals, and other plastic components. It can be costly and time-consuming if these parts need to be replaced prematurely due to damage from low-quality rain repellents. It's crucial to choose a high-quality rain repellent that won't damage other parts of the car, resulting in unnecessary expenses and a decreased resale value.
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Drip Defense for Fleets

By incorporating rain repellent into your fleet maintenance list, you can reduce the risk of accidents caused by poor visibility, extending the lifespan of wiper blades, and ultimately, saving money in the long run. Don't risk the safety of your drivers and vehicles with low-quality rain repellents that can damage other parts of the car and decrease resale value.
Upgrade your fleet with Spiffy's Rain Repellent treatment today and experience the difference in visibility, safety, and overall performance.

Posted in Services, Fleet

Written by Justin Mitchiner

Justin is a Senior Content Marketing Specialist with Spiffy's Marketing Team. He enjoys gaming, content creation, and coffee....lots of coffee.