AUTOMOTIVE WIPER HISTORY
Prior to the manufacture of Henry Ford's Model A, Mary Anderson was granted her first patent for a window cleaning device in November of 1903. Her invention could clean snow, rain, or sleet from a windshield by using a handle inside the car. Her goal was to improve driver vision during stormy weather - Mary Anderson invented the windshield wiper.
During a trip to New York City, Mary Anderson noticed that streetcar drivers had to open the windows of their cars when it rained in order to see, as a solution she invented a swinging arm device with a rubber blade that was operated by the driver from within the vehicle via a lever. The windshield wipers became standard equipment on all American cars by 1916.
What Makes TRICO Better?
Bringing OE quality to the Aftermarket
As a leading North American OE and OES supplier, and a “First in Industry” wiper blade innovator, TRICO offers superior wipers designed and engineered with OEM rigor and quality to satisfy the needs of both technicians and drivers.
- #1 selling wiper line in the Aftermarket for more than 10 years – TRICO Exact Fit®
- Memory Curve Steel® beam provides uniform pressure for the clearest wipe
- All-weather durability
- Wiper blade size – available in lengths from 16" to 28"
- Tested to perform over 1.5 million cycles
Want superior performance? These wiper blades offer the latest innovations including a hinged, protective shell, Teflon® surface protector and more.
Restore your customers’ vehicles’ wipers back to original factory performance.