With the threat of freezing behind us, it’s time to take stock of our vehicles and replace any worn parts that may have been damaged from the cold. The first one that came to my mind was your windshield wipers. Ice is tough on your wipers, ripping and tearing the rubber that is needed to make sure you can see where you’re going. We all do it, when we get out to our cars the morning after a freeze, we try to wipe away the ice with our wipers, We’ll turn the heater on and wait a few minutes, then try again. The jagged edges from partially melted snow and ice are what destroys those wipers.
I was out driving around last weekend and noticed that my wiper blade was so torn up that about an inch of the blade was no longer even attached to the wiper arm. I figured it was time to get a new set and bite the bullet.
Did you know that you can’t buy just the wiper blades anymore? You have to buy the entire unit, bracket and all. I came across a new product from Bosch called Icon. They are wiper blades that claim to last 40% longer than normal wiper blades. With that in mind, I bought a pair. These things are awesome. Not only are they contoured to fit firm against your windshield without the use of a metal frame with springs and arms, but they’re also designed to use the wind resistance to hold it firm against it. I can go on and on about them but, I’d rather let the video do the talking.