Saturday, February 14, 2009

Leaving windshield wipers sticking straight up?

So recently I've noticed a bunch of silly Bostonians raising their windshield wipers before a snowstorm. It looks pretty silly.
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Another blogger has written a good and extensive post about this, take a look here. Most of the comments are great too. But some missed the whole point of his article.

The main point is - do not leave your windshield wipers sticking straight up. You will wear out the springs and getting the blades stuck to the windshield is not really a big deal. Damaging the blades also isn't a big deal, you can replace them, but the blade springs are much harder to replace.

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