Wiper blades Up or Down?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by OrioN, Jan 23, 2016.


Wipers up or down during a snowstorm

  1. Up

  2. Down

  3. It depends

  4. No preference

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  1. OrioN

    OrioN Active Member

    So i went to take a pic of my rig during this blizzard earlier and noticed that 50% of the cars have them up...


    For honda / Acura models,

  2. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

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  3. OrioN

    OrioN Active Member

    PS, the wife has an Acura mdx, and that gear did strip due to the weight of the snow/ ice on the rear wiper assembly...

    I purchased the beam style blades for the winter months so there are no joints to freeze over


    I need these types but the rubber wears out too quickly for my taste

    I still have silicone blades on traditional multi- hinged wipers on my other 2 cars... never had to change them in over 5 years now

    Edit: did i posted this in the wrong section of the cafe? If so, mods please move this thread. Thanks
  4. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    White people problems?
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  5. OrioN

    OrioN Active Member

    Nah, every-driver-who-encounter-a-snowstorm problems

    Just stuck inside... 1st time im not working on a Saturday... no booze stocked up for the weekend
  6. Method$

    Method$ Member

    Put mine up when parked. 6" a day (more for storms) isn't uncommon. Makes it easier to brush off your truck/car at the end of the day, plus if your wiper sits on moisture from your windshield, it'll freeze to it.

    in my center in the winter, 90% of wipers are up.

    If you drive with your wipers up, anywhere, anytime, your a moron.
  7. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    No, things are fine in Clarksville.
  8. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    The only time I put mine up is when there is impending ice. And I always make sure my wipers are off when I park the car. That way when I get in the next time they don't automatically come on when I start the car, especially in snow and icy conditions. Don't want those splines getting damaged. They aren't that big of a spline so it wouldn't take a lot.
  9. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

  10. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

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    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    Just don't expect the blades to help remove what is already frozen to the glass. That just tears the blades up. Scraper time.
  12. rod

    rod retired and happy

    What the hell is the matter with you people? Don't you clean the snow off your windshield before you fire up your wipers?
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  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    It wasn't until I was stationed here that I noticed that people raised their wiper blades before an impending storm. It does make it easier to clear the windshield.
  14. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Well-Known Member

    I have delivered a lot of these lately. People rave about them, but I haven't seen it in action. Not sure how easy it would be to remove after 20" plus?
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The screen is for ice, not snow. You have to remove the snow before you can remove the screen.

    It is just as easy to start the car and turn on the defrosters. The windshield is usually clear by the time you remove the snow.

    Of course, the best thing would be to have a garage.
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  16. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    I have a 2 car garage. I'm the third.
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    My daughter and SIL have a garage. It has so much crap in it that they both have to park in the driveway.
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  18. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

  20. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Our hoa doesn't allow 'sheds' either, but Sears sells those lower storage units...about the size of a chest freezer...below the wall level and we have several of those, freeing up garage space. Some are filled with Xmas lights, tools etc.