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The Importance of Seeing Clearly


Driving in poor weather conditions brings with it many challenges. The UK is also experiencing more periods of wet weather than in previous years which places more pressure on windscreen wiper blades, and yet they are the most neglected component on a vehicle according to consumer research.

An online consumer poll* conducted for TRICO Limited, has indicated that some 10% of motorists admitted to never having checked their windscreen wiper blades, even though seeing clearly is vital to road safety. Most drivers were also totally unaware that defective wiper blades can lead to a £1,000 fine and penalty points on their license. TRICO Ltd, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of windscreen wiper blades, has launched a new and important wiper blade range called TRICO Force. The unique benefit of this new wiper blade is that it effectively converts and transfers wind force into windscreen wiper pressure, making it one of the most effective and efficient wiper blades on the market. The new blade range utilises a unique TRICO development called VorTec™, an aerofoil technology which directs wind force in a clever way that converts wind flow into windscreen blade contact even at speeds up to 135 mph. In addition, another TRICO development, HighGlide™, a unique rubber blade treatment that ensures a smooth and quiet wiping action across the windscreen. An important consideration for motorists and reinforced by consumer research, is the ease of replacement blade fitment, which in the past has been a bugbear for drivers. TRICO’s easy fit technology allows quick and simple fitment for all common wiper arm types with only three adaptors required to replace the vast majority of vehicle blades. TRICO Force has also been engineered to work effectively on today’s highly curved windscreens and has been extensively tested to perform over 1.5 million cycles.