Do these things on windshield wipers serve any function, or are they purely decorative? And is there a name for them? [more inside]
posted by UltraFleece
on Sep 14, 2012 -
Aftermarket Car Alarm and Leaky Windshield Question (1st Gen. Legacy Wagon Content) (Not too
long). [more inside]
posted by Chutzler
on Oct 11, 2011 -
I cracked my windshield. On the inside. Two years ago. A week ago it's gotten worse. Do I need
to replace? Needlessly long DIT. [more inside]
posted by carlh
on Jul 10, 2011 -
Old car windshield has lots of tiny pits and scratches. Can they be polished out? (And could they have been prevented, e.g., with rain repellent or something?)
posted by coffeefilter
on May 17, 2011 -
How can I keep my Mazda3's rear window clear, when it doesn't have windshield wipers or a water nozzle? [more inside]
posted by scraimer
on Oct 4, 2010 -
Help me deal with a loose windshield trim/gasket/edging piece, on a 2007 Kia Spectra. [more inside]
posted by dirtdirt
on Jul 13, 2010 -
Why are windscreen wipers so, well, crap? Am I mistreating my wipers? Is there a better brand to use? [more inside]
posted by twine42
on Aug 26, 2009 -
I'm driving around, it's not even 70 degrees outside, and the inside of my car feels like a greenhouse. [more inside]
posted by luckyveronica
on Mar 18, 2009 -
Front windshield washer fluid dispenser doesn't dispense. This feels like an easy fix....is it? [more inside]
posted by Diskeater
on Feb 12, 2009 -
Please help me decide whether a cracked auto windshield ought to be replaced quickly, and not simply endured. [more inside]
posted by sacre_bleu
on May 8, 2008 -
So, on Monday I went to move my car, after 4 days of being parked in the same place, only to discover that my front windshield is all cracked up
and I have a lot of questions. [more inside]
posted by nooneyouknow
on Apr 30, 2008 -
I just bought a new car, and it was kept out on the lot. I live in Portland where it rains a lot. It seems to have hard water stains
all over (they are like permanent little droplets). What are some good ways to get them off? Windex does nothing!!
posted by Infernarl
on Apr 7, 2008 -
For school, we are required to have this bumper sticker on either our back bumpers or back windshield. I am highly anti-bumper sticker, so I have not even considered placing the sticker on my bumper, thats out of the question. Is there an "easy" way or method or trick to place the sticker on the inside of my back windshield that can be easily removed?
posted by shabazosu
on Mar 11, 2008 -
How can I get this parking-deck-drip-residue off of my car's paint and windshield? [more inside]
posted by Askr
on Jan 18, 2008 -
When running the windshield wipers in my car, the center of the blades skid across the glass with an incredibly irritating sque-e-e-eking sound (sort of what it sounds like when you rub an inflated balloon with your hand).
For some reason, the blades seem to be encountering friction on the glass, and they're skidding across rather than wiping smoothly (the amount of rain or wiper-fluid doesn't seem to make any difference). This results in a series of jaggy wet lines across the windshield, right across my field of view - not to mention the grating sound that is very nearly driving me insane.
So what can I do about this? I've tried wiping off the blades and the glass by hand, but that rarely works for more than a day. Could I put WD-40 or some kind of lubricant on the blades, or would that just make things smudgier? What about something like Rain-X?
If it matters, the car is a 2007 Honda.
posted by AngerBoy
on Nov 24, 2007 -
My old Toyota Camry gets a strange oily build up on the inside of the windshield every month and a half--traditional cleaning methods don't work. How do I clean it? Help me not crash and die. [more inside]
posted by eralclare
on Oct 17, 2007 -
Chipped windshield: should I have it replaced? Or just have the chip filled in? I want my windshield to look as good as new... does that mean I need to get a new one? [more inside]
posted by stilly
on Jun 4, 2007 -
I bought a car GPS unit a couple of months ago and it came with a windshield mount that uses a suction cup. I have had a helluva time getting the suction cup to stay on the windshield. I've tried the trick I learned playing with rubber dart guns as a kid -- basically licking the cup so that the saliva helps hold the seal -- but even that doesn't keep the thing stuck on for long. Any ideas?
posted by briank
on Apr 26, 2007 -
The back window of my car has little defrosting wires running through it to keep it clear in snowy weather. Why doesn't my windshield?
posted by boo_radley
on Jan 11, 2007 -
Cracked Windshield Filter: Anyone ever successfully slowed down the spreading of a windshield crack? Mine's moving at about an inch a day and I'd really like to put off getting a new windshield for as long as possible.
posted by amro
on Jan 3, 2005 -
When I replaced cars recently, I kept my EZ-Pass (toll paying thingie, for anyone living where it has a different name) device, but of course couldn't keep the velcro strips that went on the old car's windshield. I tried buying generic velcro stick-on tabs at Pep Boys, but they all proved too lightweight for a heavy bulky EZ-Pass unit. I need the extra-durable ones that come with the pass, but two e-mails and a phone message to EZ-Pass has left no response... is there anywhere I can buy the velcro strips on their own, without having to order an entire new device?
posted by XQUZYPHYR
on Sep 22, 2004 -