New England has its share of bad weather. Snow is not the worst condition to drive in. Freezing rain and sleet that freeze up your wiper blades is. The old New England secret to coping with these bad conditions is the “wintah “wypah.
If you’ve ever been in a vehicle during a winter storm and the wipers are going back and forth but not clearing the window the culprit is frozen hinges in your wiper blade. Most wiper blades have about six joints that allow the blade to conform to the shape of the window as it completes its arc to wipe the rain, sleet, and snow away. When those little joints freeze, the wiper blade only contacts your windshield in a couple places, and visibility is reduced dramatically. Spraying on some window washer may only make the slurry worse and further reduce your visibility.
Luckily, there is a very simple solution. Winter blades have a thin, flexible rubber sheath that covers up the metal part of the blade and keeps those little joints from being frozen. It is a simple solution to a vexing problem. Some cars and crossovers have heated windshields to help the blades, but most do not. Another future product we hope will catch on is the heated winter wipers shown in this video.
What are you waiting for? Get ‘yahself a set of ‘wintah ‘wypahs.