When did cars stop having rain gutters?

Drip rails or rain gutters used to be standard on all cars, said Matt Anderson, curator of transportation at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. They began to disappear in the mid-80s. While it was a popular aftermarket option for flashy, custom cars that appeared in rap videos, suicide doors came standard on several classic cars. Before it was a trend, it was the norm in cars like the 1967 Lincoln Continental.

In the 1900s, rain gutters were installed in cars to prevent passengers from getting wet when leaving the vehicle. Rain gutters changed the dynamics of air flow and have therefore been removed ever since. Almost every area of the house that is exposed to the outside will require some type of maintenance, rain gutters are no exception. Rain gutters offer a variety of benefits to homeowners and businesses, the main one being protection against water damage to their property, which can end up being very expensive.

When rain gutters become clogged with dry leaves and twigs and become a real hazard during wildfire season. Rain gutters were then used when the Roman Empire came to power as a means of draining water from roads. Fortunately, you probably don't have to clean the “rain strips” on your car every spring and fall like you have to clean the rain gutters. Rain gutters may require the most maintenance of the entire property, depending on their size and the climatic conditions in the area.

To avoid exposure to unpleasant pests and protect your health, it is important that professionals clean rain gutters regularly and properly.

George Moore
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