In 1903, while on a visit to New York City an inventor had taken notice that the street car drivers had to open their windows in order to see whenever it rained. Who was this clever person? Mary Anderson. Most people don’t know that the windshield wiper was invented by a woman. While the wiper has seen many technical upgrades, the platform remains the same as it was over 100 years ago, a piece of rubber that is attached to a swinging arm!
Whether you drive your car everyday, or only to church on Sunday, wiper blades will need to be changed often. The rubber that actually comes in contact with the glass and removes the water will become dry and brittle over time. Wipers with dry and brittle blades is the same as shaving with a dull razor… at a glance it appears to be in perfect working condition, but after that first swipe, you know something isn’t right. We are very fortunate to have an abundance of sunshine here in Hawaii, but that is the biggest enemy of any rubber compound on a vehicle. That hot sun speeds the aging process, so while we aren’t fighting snow or ice, we do have plenty of rain throughout the year and with the highway lanes getting wider and more cars on the road it becomes all the more important to be able to see as best as possible, everything around you. If you know your wipers aren’t working well, have one of our technicians install a new set of blades on you vehicle today.