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Introducing O’Brien® Vis-Tech: The windscreen rain repellent solution you’ll want this winter

20 May 2024

Introducing O’Brien® Vis-Tech: The windscreen rain repellent solution you’ll want this winter

Driving on the road can be stressful most of the time, but we all know how challenging it can be to drive in the pouring rain.

As we head into winter which is normally wet, it is important for you to ensure your vehicle is equipped to handle these adverse weather conditions. Windscreen wipers work to keep our windscreens clear when it rains, but there is an additional step you can take to improve your visibility and extend the life of your wipers, like using a high-quality windscreen rain repellent treatment.

With winter now upon us, it’s timely to explore a little bit about rain repellent for your windscreen, and how it can help make your drive safer in wet conditions.


Firstly, what is a windscreen rain repellent?

Put simply, it’s a treatment that you apply, usually as a spray, that helps repel rain from your windscreen.

Repellents, when used with standard windscreen wipers, can improve a driver’s visibility in the rain and deliver other benefits (like making glass easier to clean).

These treatments are not new, and you can find repellents in Auto Stores and online. But all repellents are not made equal. They have different ingredients (some are silicone-based, and others are more advanced, with nano-based formulas), with varying durability, so can last for different times, e.g. for 1-2 months and even up to six months, and cost. These treatments have to be applied by you, and require careful following of instructions to ensure application is done correctly.

So, how do you select the right windscreen repellent to use? It’s important to choose a product that offers proven, effective performance that lasts.


Meet O’Brien® Vis-Tech, our new rain repellent for your windscreen

O’Brien® Vis-Tech is a new, durable rain repellent treatment that stands out in the market, providing a superior invisible coating that ensures water droplets effortlessly

slide off your windscreen when driving over 65km/hr, enhancing your driving vision and safety.

Here’s how O’Brien® Vis-Tech can make your driving safer and more comfortable in the rain this winter:

1. Improved visibility on the road.

By effectively repelling water, the windscreen remains clearer during heavy rain, enhancing the driver’s ability to see the road ahead.

It does this by creating a hydrophobic (water-repellent) barrier that prevents water droplets from sticking to the glass, allowing them to quickly slide away as you drive, improving your windscreen vision. Even when not driving, the coating will make the water form into droplets (which is different to how it would appear on an untreated screen!).

2. Glare is reduced, especially when driving at night.

O’Brien® Vis-Tech can also reduce glare caused by oncoming headlights or other light sources reflecting off wet glass, providing a safer driving experience.

3. Rain-repellent-treated windscreens are easier to clean.

The hydrophobic barrier also helps keep the windscreen clean, as dirt, insects and other debris are less likely to stick to the treated glass. This also extends to frost or ice, which can easily come off when formed on the windscreen, meaning you don’t have to scrape it off like before!

  • Proven effectiveness, across the globe

The Belron Group offers our Vis-Tech treatment as the standard windscreen care technology across many of our Belron companies.

  • One treatment lasts for up to 12 months.

One treatment will last up to 12 months or 20,000 km, offering a reliable rain repellent that protects your windscreen for a long time across the year. With less reliance on wiper blades, O’Brien® Vis-Tech also increases the lifespan of your wiper blades.

  • Convenient application by our expert technicians

If you’re booked to have your windscreen repaired or replaced, you can top it off with the O’Brien® Vis-Tech treatment. The treatment is done in the same booking, and it takes only a short while to have it applied; then you’re set to drive away straight after!

You can also book in to get O’Brien® Vis-Tech applied to your windscreen without a repair or replacement. At the same time, we’ll provide a complimentary wiper blade check to ensure your blades are in good working condition.

Right now there has never been a better time as you can get FREE O’Brien® Vis-Tech for your windscreen with any Bosch wiper blade purchase from any O’Brien® AutoGlass Service Centre between 6th May and 16th June.

Considering the impact of winter’s possible rains, prioritising clear visibility while driving is an important step toward better safety for you and your passengers.

By choosing O’Brien® Vis-Tech treatment, you can improve visibility when it rains, and therefor drive safer when conditions deteriorate.



Enhance your driving experience with O’Brien® Vis-Tech today

Don’t let the winter rain compromise your driving safety and comfort!

With O’Brien® Vis-Tech, you can gain the confidence to face a downpour with a clearer view. Simply ask for more information when you chat with our friendly O’Brien® team while booking your appointment, or from your expert technician at the time of your appointment. Call 1800 059 829 today or click here to find your local O’Brien® AutoGlass service centre and ask your local expert about O’Brien® Vis-Tech.


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