We’ve all experienced it at some point: you’re driving down the road and make a turn or come over a rise and you are blinded by the setting or rising sun. Your windscreen turns from an item of protection to a creation of chaos! The suns blinding glare can make it nearly impossible to see. Not only is this situation incredibly frustrating, it’s also very dangerous.
The clarity of your vision behind the wheel is crucial so you can avoid accidents and injuries. Your windshield allows you to see what is ahead of you. Putting your total attention on the road rather than squinting is the difference between your safety and a collision.
But what can you do to enhance your visibility and prevent sun glare on your windshield? This is where Ultrashield is your friend. Ultrashield is a professionally applied glass treatment that creates a ‘hydrophobic’ effect on automotive glass. A hydrophobic effect is where water is repelled – it doesn’t stick to the glass it simply sheers off.
Ultrashield is a revolutionary glass treatment that keeps glass as it should be – see through. Ultrashield repels both water and dirt. Rain, sleet and snow simply beads, sheds and rolls off and ice does not stick. Ultrashield makes your windscreen, side glass or rear glass cleaner and clearer for far longer and if it does need cleaning, Ultrashield makes your glass a whole lot easier to clean.
Ultrashield on your windscreen will vastly improve the quality of your vision by reducing unwanted reflections from the windshield surface. In the summer sun it helps to reduce any eye fatigue that starts to set in from glare and reduces the haloes that appear around lights.
Ultrashield also allows more light through the windshield and improves the quality of your night vision.
During summer, when the ground is dry and dirt and dust are easily stirred up by passing cars, having Ultrashield on your windscreen allows dirt to be easily wiped off ensuring clear visibility.
Driving can be perilous at the best of times and driving in the heavy sub-tropical rain that New Zealand gets puts your powers of sight to extreme test! An Ultrashield treatment greatly improves safety when driving in pouring rain especially at night.
Driving slowly in rain isn’t much of an issue when you’re trying to get from point A to point B. If you have Ultrashield applied to your windscreen then any time you find yourself driving over 60km/h, rain water will be blown straight off the glass: no need for wipers! Research has shown that visibility is improved by 35% when driving in pouring rain. With increased visibility, a driver’s ability to identify a small object when driving in awful conditions is improved by 25%.
With an Ultrashield application to your windscreen you will also find that in wintertime ice will either not stick to the glass or will be much easier to remove (depending on how low the temperatures get!)
Some of the great benefits that Ultrashield can provide to you once applied to your windscreen:
- Improves visibility in wet conditions
- Glass remains clean with simple wipe of the blades
- Anti-dust component prevents dust and dirt from sticking to surface
- 85% function after 80,000 wipes Can be re-applied as needed
- Hard water and salt deposits won’t stick to surface, so a simple rinse and wipe is all that’s needed to keep it sparkling
- Oils and grime won’t stick to the surface so they are easily removed
- Durable coating is not affected by UV or normal household chemicals
So don’t throw caution to the wind – Summer is here and sunstrike is a known hazard on our roads. Let Ultrashield keep you and your family safe this summer and contact us today for a quote on your car. You’ll be surprised at how effective Ultrashield is!