Wiper Blades

A wiper generally consists of an arm, pivoting at one end and with a long rubber blade attached to the other. The blade is swung back and forth over the glass, pushing water from its surface. The speed is normally adjustable, with several continuous speeds and often one or more “intermittent” settings. Most automobiles use two synchronized radial type arms, while many commercial vehicles use one or more pantograph arms. In the most common type of wiper arm design, the force of the arm is distributed evenly with a series of linkages known as a whippletree.