Rain-Sensing Wipers Poughkeepsie 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.

AutoZone
(845) 297-0288
804 South Road
Poughkeepsie, NY
 
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(845) 566-7725
1404 Route 300
Newburgh, NY
 
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(845) 561-1608
1013 Route 94
New Windsor, NY
 
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(845) 297-1664
1708 Rte 9
Wappingers Falls, NY

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(845) 255-5555
86 North Chestnut Street
New Paltz, NY
 
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(845) 838-0263
455 Fishkill Ave
Beacon, NY
 
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(845) 336-5806
32 Massa Dr
Kingston, NY
 
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(845) 473-2281
800 Main St
Poughkeepsie, NY

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(845) 633-8720
246 Main Street
New Paltz, NY
 
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(845) 256-0087
10 New Paltz Plz
New Paltz, 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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