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Monthly Archives: January 2023

Why Should You Put Up Your Windshield Wipers When It Snows?

Why Should You Put Up Your Windshield Wipers When It Snows?

During the winter, it is not uncommon to see parked vehicles with their windshield wipers pointing up. If you’re a new or amateur driver, then you may be wondering why. Adjusting your wipers is one of the best practices for New York drivers this time of year. With freezing temperatures, you never know when it may rain or snow. People put their windshield wipers up to prevent them from freezing on the windshield.  Having stuck windshield wipers can be a winter driving hazard. Without proper defrosting, you may turn them on without thought and rip and break your wipers. Whereas putting them up will prevent any freezing from happening. You can simply reposition them down before driving. Are there Risks to Putting Your Windshield Wipers Up? While everything has risks, these potential risks are very unlikely. Here are some examples: LIfting the blade too high can break them Wind can knock the blades back down and harm the windshield The wipers can get hit with debris Other ... read more

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