“The drivers who lift their windshield wipers when it snows share many reasons why it is helpful. Having your wipers up and out of the way makes it easier to scrape ice and snow from the windshield.
Plus, it also prevents the soft rubber wiper blades from getting frozen to the glass. “If this has happened to you, you know it can be a pain to chip away ice from your frozen wipers. And attempting to pull them loose can make matters worse,” says Erie Insurance.
Those who are on team Leave Down, say the cons outweigh the pros when lifting your wipers up. Erie Insurance notes that “not only does it require an extra step each time you get in and out of your vehicle, if your wipers do get frozen to the windshield, but your window defroster can also make quick work of melting the ice.””
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So which way should you have your wipers before a snowstorm? Honestly, neither way will cause much damage to the wipers. However, if left down there is the potential for tearing the rubber when trying to unstick it while frozen to the windshield. So if you’re on the fence take the extra effort and put them in the up position.
The professionals at Advantage Auto Glass offer windshield repair to drivers in the Twin Cities area. Call us at 612-343-8984 if you need prompt and expert auto glass service!