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Location: Cincinnati, OH USA
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Someone explain to me the headlight washers?
Headlight washers, for my entire life, have been the laughing stock of people so rich they can't find something better to do but have headlight washers on their car... In fact, the negative connotation of someone having headlight washers was so bad, I turned down a 320 Sport in great shape with warranty and 70k miles because it had headlight washers and I couldnt let myself be "one of them".
I've met tons of people who laugh about them and look at it as useless excess, but then today I actually learned that some other countries have them mandatory.
I can't help but wonder what the heck they actually do... I mean, do they do anything? I've driven probably over 500,000 miles in my life, and I've never once thought "wow I wish I could wash my headlights right now". even driving down dirt roads and the such. When I test drove the Sport, I even tried them out and didn't notice them cleaning anything off of the headlights... and way back when I was in school I remember everyone making fun of a kid with a volvo because he actually had wipers on his headlights.
So educate me on these things and someone report to me if they actually have some value, and maybe I'll stop looking at them as an over-the-top flash of wealth for people so rich they can afford useless crap!