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Windshield Wipers: What are my options?

Windshield Wipers: What are my options?

Windshield wipers are a big part of keeping drivers safe on rainy days. A good set of wipers gives you the clear vision you need to safely see around your vehicle. Ms Mary Anderson of Birmingham Alabama is credited with the invention of the wiper blade. Her patent filed on November 10 1903 for Her “window cleaning device” came from an idea she had while on a rainy trip to New York City. By 1916 Windshield Wipers were standard equipment on most vehicles. By the mid-1950s we had the intermittent speed electric wipers we all know and love as standard equipment on most vehicles.   Windshield wipers can be divided into 3 main categories, Frame or “Traditional” wiper blades, Beam style blades and winter blades.  Frame or “Traditional” wiper blades are made up of a metal frame holding rockers, the rockers are then attached to and hold a reinforced rubber wiper blade onto the windshield. The rockers on the wiper allo ... read more


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