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RainX is nice. I try to apply it whenever I remember to do so. It rubs off pretty quickly though so you always need good wipers.

If it's been a year since you've changed your wipers they may be overdue. My philosophy on wipers is to just replace the rubber often and not bother with the expensive brands. I bought cheap Anco driver's and passenger side blades from AutoZone and bought a bunch of refills that I keep at home. I change the rubber refill (requires nothing more than a strong hand or a pair of pliers) at least at the beginning of the winter if not at the beginning and end of winter.

You can buy winter wipers that have a rubber coating over the wiper blade to keep ice from getting in there. I personally don't use them and simply clear the blades off before I start driving. If there's enough snow that it would accumulate while driving without the rubber coating I try not to go out. The winter wipers shouldn't be used year round as they're heavier and tax the motor more.
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