The wipers… Like many, it’s when you need them that they let you go! They creak on the windshield, they struggle in vain to evacuate the water in bad weather, they do not like frost, and they manage against the ice with the help of their feeble means. There is not good visibility, children are in danger and the risk of accidents increases… All this because of rubber, such a fragile material. Here are 3 real green tips to put an end to tedious routine wiper maintenance.
Keeping the wiper blades in good condition is essential to guarantee driving, in all seasons, and especially in winter. You have to take special care of them so that they respond to all requests, for good visibility, of course, but also so that they have a longer useful life. This accessory should be changed regularly, every 6 months… At the price it costs! So if you can extend that time, why not? Our 3 serious and economic tips will surprise you but not only…
Of course, their wiper blades howl at the windshield with sudden movements: the poor to fight against the invasion of water, but not only… Against dirt, impurities of all kinds: dead leaves, more or less large pebbles, etc. Is there nothing to do? Say it and act. You always have a nail file in your bag and some hydroalcoholic solution, a small handkerchief or two? It doesn’t matter, you have your wiper maintenance kit at your fingertips.
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- Apply your gel on the brooms with the paper. The advantage of ethyl alcohol is that it will disinfect and clean dirt better than hot water and no soft sponge. In other circumstances, you can substitute the solution for one made with white vinegar. Disinfection and descaling guaranteed.
- Wipe the wipers with a tissue
- With the file, gently go over the entire rubber surface and lightly sand to remove stubborn deposits.
- Last step on the paper towel or a clean cloth and you’re done! We can go, no need for a wrench!
Why should the windshield wipers not be raised in winter? To give a second life to orphaned socks
Have you also discovered this winter sports trick? Most of the locals and tourists rush at night to pick up the wiper blades. Why ? To preserve the rubber from frost attacks or to avoid the weight of overnight snowpack, our fragile blades do not bend under their weight.
Those parking lots with all those antennas raised to the sky! Amazing. All this to avoid scraping the ice with all kinds of effective tricks.
There is another solution, it allows you to kill two birds with one stone. Do you know orphan socks? Yeah, it’s these socks that lose his twin in the passage to the washing machine and damn… we never found her and we don’t know what to do with the orphan, if not in a drawer waiting for better fortune. So that time is over! They will come in handy on your windshield in winter. To protect this time, your windshield wipers. By choosing them large or even sewing them according to the towel model, we cover enough surface area to keep our brooms warm, and to prevent them from frosting, freezing and to keep them warm. A fun and original windshield: the test is conclusive, it is adopted.
Well-being at the wheel and safety on the road for everyone! These are your goals for responsible and safe driving for all your passengers. To drive well, you have to see… and therefore periodically check the condition of the windshield wipers, the brushes, the rubber, and also the windshield washer fluid motor that drives them, their fuse and their efficiency. Unless you keep removing frost and ice using your windshield wipersyou will be forced to change them every six months, at the end of winter and beginning of autumn, you will have taken the proper routine.
Perfect… once replaced, what happens to them? The bin: no bins for them! All that’s left is to drop off the wipers at the recycling center or place them in bulky waste collection. Don’t look to blog posts for advice – none! Too bad all that, when we need them in the garden. It doesn’t matter if the use is for you or for the neighbor who has a square garden, but your wipers will have a use! They will be used to scare away birds that gorge on freshly sown seeds in spring, to also protect young lettuce shoots. From instruments for visibility, to scarecrownot a bad lifespan for a 6 month planned obsolescence!
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And to think that just thinking about taking care of those damn wiper blades sent you into the throes of depression! Here you are armed for Meet the challenge of keeping everyone safe, at a lower cost, and by recycling! It’s good for morale, it’s good for the planet, it’s good for the wallet…
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