You probably don’t think much about your windshield wipers, but when faced with driving in inclement weather, you’re going to want a set of Bosch wipers keeping you safe and secure.
The importance of quality windshield wipers
The majority of drivers probably don’t give much thought to windshield wipers on a daily basis. But if you get caught in a downpour, a snowstorm, run into a swarm of bugs, or get slush and mud thrown onto your windshield, those wipers will be the only thing you think about.
An unclean or obscured windshield is a true hazard, which is why you need a quality set of wiper blades on your car.
History of windshield wipers
The first windshield wipers were invented in 1903 and were actually two brushes that moved up and down on a vertical plate glass windshield. That same year, Mary Anderson created a swinging arm that swept rain off the windshield when the driver moved a lever placed inside the car. She patented her invention in 1905, and mechanical wipers became standard equipment by 1913.
In 1917, the first windshield wiper powered by an electric motor became available, and strangely enough, was created by a dentist. During the mid-’30s, the first windshield washer system, the system that sprays window washer fluid at your windshield, was introduced. But it wasn’t until the late ’40s that he first combination windshield wiper and washer systems were being used.
In 1962, Bob Kearns invented the intermittent wiper with intervals and speeds that the driver could change, and the rest, as they say, is history.
How to choose new windshield wipers
Today’s windshield wipers have come a long way from the brushes of yesteryear. Modern models are designed to be easy to use, extremely effective, and help maintain clear vision while driving.
To ensure your safety on the road, you need to perform regular maintenance and inspection of your wiper blades, as that’s essential to the life of your windshield. Lift each wiper arm off the glass and run your finger along its rubber edge. If you find the rubber is rigid or chipped, or produces non-stop streaking, it’s time to replace your wipers. And it’s important to replace them in pairs, because if one is worn out, the other won’t be far behind.
Windshield wiper blades come in many sizes. To find out what size you need, look in your car’s owner’s manual, measure the blade, or go to the experienced staff at Milito’s Auto Repair for the proper fit. The good news is that a high price doesn’t always equate with high quality, and while prices vary greatly, most can be replaced for under $50.
Why use Bosch windshield wipers
There are so many options on the market that it can be overwhelming to try and select replacement windshield wipers. At Milito’s Auto Repair, we can help you select that make and model that best fits your car, and our personal preference is for Bosch wipers for their quality and consistency.
Specifically, the Bosch Icon earned among the highest ratings of any top-selling blade on Amazon — and with the best differential between five- and one-star ratings of any best-selling model on Amazon. In addition, it’s among the top-rated wipers on the Walmart, Advance Auto Parts, and JC Whitney websites.
Come to Milito’s Auto Repair for your windshield wiper needs
If you’re ready to replace those wipers, bring your car into Milito’s Auto Repair in Chicago and we’ll find the model that best fits your car. We’re here for all your car care needs!