Winter Car Safety: Turn Wipers Off Before Turning Off Your Car (Here's Why!) by Kathleen Braasch

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a year ago
Winter Car Safety: Turn Wipers Off Before Turning Off Your Car (Here's Why!)

Right before you turn your car off, remember to turn your wipers off first! If you don't, they can break the next time you turn on your car. 

In the winter, if you turn your car on and the wipers are ready to go, the heaviness of the snow or the ice buildup can cause your wipers to become loose over time and therefore break. And remember to:

  • turn your car on
  • blast the defrost 
  • scrape that snow and ice off 

Do all of these things before turning your wipers on. Be safe!

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Donna John
Wow. Never thought about this, and I'm bad about turning the car off with the wipers still on. Thanks for the tip, Kathleen Braasch !
Kristan Wager
I am the worst about this. Hence, I am on my second pair of wipers this winter!

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