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Rain-Sensing Wipers Albany NY

The term "rain-sensing wipers" is commonly used for a system designed to clear the windshield of rain, snow, and debris without driver intervention. The system is programmed to automatically activate and alter the speed and rate of the wiper blades to keep outward visibility unobstructed at all times. A rain-sensing wiper system does not clean the windshield any better than a manual system; it simply monitors outward visibility and automatically activates the wipers.

Maaco Auto Body Shop and Collision Center
(518) 482-0876
491 Central Avenue
Albany, NY
Hours
Mon-Fri :8AM - 5:30PM
Sat:9AM - 12PM
Sun:Closed

AutoZone
(518) 266-1492
720 Hoosick Road
Troy, NY
 
AutoZone
(518) 377-6755
1129 State St
Schenectady, NY
 
Advance Auto Parts
(518) 482-1563
911 Central Ave Ste 27
Albany, NY

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FastMods
(877) 420-6637
156 S Swan St
Albany, NY

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AutoZone
(518) 477-2761
RT. 9 and 20 COLUMBIA TURNPIKE
East Greenbush, NY
 
Maaco Auto Body Shop and Collision Center
(518) 372-4440
1741 Chrisler Avenue
Schenectady, NY
Hours
Mon-Fri :8AM - 5PM
Sat:Call for hours of operation
Sun:Closed

Jefferson Motors
(518) 482-1108
24 Essex St
Albany, NY

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West Automotive
(413) 684-1903
24 Depot St
Dalton, MA

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(518) 472-1201
485 Delaware Ave Ste 10
Albany, NY

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Windshield wipers, which have been standard equipment on most vehicles since 1916, were developed to improve visibility during inclement weather. For nearly 100 years, drivers operated the wipers with manual controls mounted on the dashboard. Today, technology has made possible motorized windshield wipers that automatically recognize a developing visibility problem and clear the glass

before the driver can react to the problem.

The term "rain-sensing wipers" is commonly used for a system designed to clear the windshield of rain, snow, and debris without driver intervention. The system is programmed to automatically activate and alter the speed and rate of the wiper blades to keep outward visibility unobstructed at all times. A rain-sensing wiper system does not clean the windshield any better than a manual system; it simply monitors outward visibility and automatically activates the wipers.

How do they work?
The technology behind rain-sensing wipers is not complicated. A small area of the front windshield glass (usually located on the outside of the vehicle, opposite the rear-view mirror) is monitored by an optical sensor. The sensor is designed to project harmless infrared light at the windshield at an angle and then read the amount of light that is reflected back. A clean windshield will reflect nearly all of the light back, while a wet or dirty windshield will cause the light to scatter. The optical sensor can determine the necessary frequency and speed of the windshield wipers by monitoring the amount of light reflected back into the sensor....

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