Ownership How Windshield Wipers Work

11:36  05 october  2017
11:36  05 october  2017 Source:   roadandtrack.com

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How Windshield Wipers Work . by Karim Nice. The first windshield wipers were operated manually by moving a lever inside the car back and forth. Today, most of us take our electric windshield wipers for granted.

How Windshield Wipers Work . by Karim Nice. The software sets the speed of the wipers based on how fast the moisture builds up between wipes. It can operate the wipers at any speed.

How Windshield Wipers Work© Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved How Windshield Wipers Work

There are a lot of parts on cars that we don't give a second thought to. We just know that they work, and that's good enough. We don't need to know the innerworkings. The windshield wipers are definitely one of those parts.



Yes, you flip a switch and the wipers go on thanks to an electric motor. That's a very basic description, and if you don't actually care about how wipers work and want to complain about us writing this, please feel free to leave the post now and return to our Facebook page to be angry on the internet.

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Did you know? Windshield wiper systems are designed to wipe 1.5 million times in their lifetime! How Laser-powered Headlights Work . How Air-Conditioned Seats Work . How Toyota Entune Works . How can you use in-car Internet?

How Windshield Wipers Work . by Karim Nice. When the wipers are on low and high speed, the motor runs continuously. But in the intermittent setting, the wipers stop momentarily between each wipe.

For those of you that are still here, we're glad you stayed. Windshield wipers are, somehow, actually interesting and are more than just an electric motor and a linkage. There's gearing to give you different wiper speeds, capacitors to determine intermittent wiper settings, and logic to turn a light on in the car to tell you your wiper fluid is low. This is actually far more interesting than we thought possible. Check out the video below for a full dissection of a windshield wiper system.

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