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Converting Your Car into a Single Wiper

I have seen most cars with two wipers on their windshield. I said almost because not all cars have these two pairs, most sports and rally car owners that I know like having just one wiper on their vehicles. Of course their cars came with two original blades but they preferred to modify the look of their autos and that includes removing one wiper and leaving just the other pair. The remaining wiper will then be placed in the center to cover most of the windshield.  
Having only one car wiper is becoming popular today, more and more sports tuning enthusiast switch to this style because they find having just one blade more comfortable in the racetrack. However, no matter how cool it is, having only one wiper also entails some disadvantages to the driver.
One of the simplest but most important drawbacks with having one wiper is the fact that single wiper covers limited area therefore the top portion of your screen will probably be left un-wiped. In addition, since the wiper was placed in the center you can’t leave the wiper upright when driving because it will obscure your vision.
Converting your car into single wiper works best if you fancy the look of sporty cars. There are many tuning shops that could easily do the conversion in a short while; all you have to do is ask. However, if you think you can do the job on your own then perhaps the following tips will help you finish the conversion more professionally.
Prepare the things you need. When converting into single wiper make sure you have these things on hand – longer wiper arms and blades, motor for the wiper, and other mechanism to connect the motor and the arms. Since you car will only use one wiper make sure you have a good mechanism that could sweep in full 180 degrees to make the job easy.
Work carefully. When removing and fitting the wiper make sure you display a cool, professional attitude. Never force the fitting and carefully observe how the sweep goes, make sure your wiper will not cut and dent the windshield to keep from scratching the film.
When you remove one of the wipers the hole will be left empty leaving you with ugly markings on your car, have it gone by filling the hole and spray-painting that part to keep the body looking flawless and stunning. If you can’t do the job properly bring your car to an expert, lots of auto shops do conversion without any fuss, of course it will cost you a bit more compare to converting it yourself but the result will be worth it since they work on knowledge and experience.