Vermonter Tip #351 – Lift Wiper Blades
Lift wiper blades up before a snow storm. This will keep them clean and free of ice. High end car manufacturers have even incorporated this as a “feature”. The cars will automatically set the blades away from the glass when turned off.
Why does this help?
Unless the snow is very light and fluffy, it usually lands on your windshield wet and drips down to your wiper blades. This also happens when you just come in from driving and your window is warm from the inside heater. This causes ice to form on the blades, freezing them to the windows. Depending on how much wet snow you get, it can be a real pain getting them unstuck from the window. If you do so forcibly, you risk ruining your wiper blade. When you lift wiper blades up, the water has nowhere to collect so the wipers stay clean and the window doesn’t build up ice.
Take it from someone who has a lot of experience cleaning snow off cars. This really works. Try it!
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