I know we sometimes get accused of giving Tesla more than their share of guff here (to be fair, we also get accused of fellating them, so, you know, can’t win) but I noticed something about the new Model 3 that I really feel like deserves mention. It has to do with the windshield wipers, but sort of encapsulates most…
It’s a question a child might ask, but not a childish question: why is it that only hatchbacks, wagons, and SUVs have wipers for their rear windows, when sedans with trunks almost never do? Like the old saying goes, the rain has no idea how you get luggage in your car. So why should one incredibly common type of car…
Goddammit, do you see this bullshit? Do you see it? Are your eyes perceiving it? Fuck this unscathed triangle of rainwater.
The Alpine A310 is one of my favorite cars, what with its spectacular ‘70s French design, rear-mounted engine and surprisingly light weight. It is one of the great little-known sports cars, so little known that even I didn’t realize that its windshield wipers are from another planet.
You may not realize this, but there’s an elaborate linkage just below the base of your windshield that allows your car’s wipers to move back and forth and, in some cases, up and down—and it is fascinating.
The 2017 Ford Escape will melt ice off its windshield wipers in ten minutes at as low as -17ºF, and you can tell it to do that using your smartphone.
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I've seen some completely janky windshield wiper fixes, but I'm not sure any of them hold a candle to this.
There was a time when windshield wipers were just safety devices used to keep your windshield clear of weather and debris. That time is over. As this Russian genius demonstrates, once you are stuck in the mud windshield wipers can be used for a completely different and arguably more important task—holding your booze.
What do you get when you mix Greg Kinnear, Alan Alda, and windshield wipers up with a dollop of Dave Matthews Band? The trailer for the new movie "Flash of Genius." It's the true story of Robert Kearns, his family and their quest to get automakers to pay him for his invention, the intermittent windshield wiper. It…