Wiper and Weather Facts Rain‑X® Tips and Information to Help You Outsmart the Elements

  • 90% of driving decisions are based solely on vision. 1
  • A survey of vehicles going through check lanes during National Car Care Month had shown that one in five vehicles had deficient windshield wipers or washing systems that could seriously impair the driver’s vision. 2
  • Drivers often wait several years to switch out a pair of wipers that went bad after only six to 12 months. 1
  • The United States had a total of 231,289,998 vehicles registered in 2004, and with one in five vehicles having deficient windshield wipers or washing systems, it is estimated that a total of 46,277,999 individuals are driving with impaired vision during stormy weather. 1
  • Every minute of the day, 1 billion tons of rain falls on the earth. The total amount of precipitation the earth receives each year as snow, hail, and rain is equivalent to 10 million gallons of water for every person in the United States. 4
  • Buffalo, NY is considered the wettest city in the continental 48 states receiving some form of precipitation a total of 169 days a year. Louisiana is the wettest continental state receiving over 60 inches of rainfall over the course of an average year and Hawaii is the wettest state overall receiving 63.7 inches of rain a year. 5
  • Each year an average of 105 snow-producing storms affect the continental United States. A typical storm will have a snow-producing lifetime of two to five days and will bring snow to portions of several states. 6
  • A small fluffy cumulous cloud may hold 100 to 1000 tons of liquid water.
  • There are over 5,000 albums produced since 1960 containing at least one song with the word “rain” in the title. 7
  • 1 www.aftermarketbusiness.com
  • 2 www.carcarecouncil.com
  • 3 www.nsc.org
  • 4 www.weathermetrics.com
  • 5 www.usatoday.com and www.infoplease.com
  • 6 www.nsidc.org/snow
  • 7 www.muze.com