you're looking for something to do today then get ready for a change
because it's National Change Your Windshield Wipers Day!
your field of vision today so that you can drive safely.
get right into celebrating National Change Your Windshield Wipers Day!
WHY IS THIS A
While there's no real reason for this day to be chosen, it
recommended that you change your windshield wipers once a year. So if
you set this day aside to change your windshield wipers, then you'll
never forget and you'll have a fresh set on your car every year!
It's funny to think that this invention started out as a
wiper that you worked with a lever inside your vehicle. This early
version was created by Mary Anderson in 1903. And there were of course
many different versions modeled after her idea. James Henry Apjohn even
made a set of "wipers" that were brushes that went up and down, the
same year that Mary got her patent. Fast forward to 1922, the
year that William M. Folberth is awarded with his patent for
vaccuum-powered, automatic windshield wipers. This was the first
version of automatic wipers and it was used up until the 1960s. And in
the 1950s they added the feature where your wipers would automatically
turn on if you pushed the windshield washer button. Handy isn't it?
Robert Kearns felt the need to update this version in 1963. You see,
Robert had almost lost all his vision in his left eye when a champagne
cork hit it on his wedding night almost a decade earlier. He was
driving and noticed how much the wipers interfered with his already
poor vision. He realized that our eyes had their own "wipers"
which wipe our eyes every few seconds, so he wanted to model his wipers
after our eyelids. What he came up with were the first intermittent
wipers that we're use to today. Without windshield wipers it
would be hard to travel in the snow, rain or even if the roads are wet
and you're following someone on the highway. Windshield wipers keep
your view clear so that you can travel safely, so make sure they're
So how can you celebrate today? Well, it's simple... get a
new set of windshield wipers! Go to the nearest store with an
automotive section and start browsing the wipers they have.
may need to ask someone if they'll fit your vehicle, because they come
in a lot of different sizes.
It's sometimes easier in
that regard to buy your wipers online because some stores will allow
you to enter in what vehicle you want to put them on to ensure that
they'll fit. Plus you can read reviews to see how well the
really work. You don't want to be putting on a pair that will
fall apart or not wipe your windshield completely! Then all
have to do is pull your old wipers away from your windshield, reach
under and press the little release button where it attaches to the arm,
and then pull it down so that it slides out of the U shape of the
arm. Then just pop your new ones on and you're set!
really hope that the weather is nice where you're at today, but if
not... these new wipers will help!