Winter can be annoying, cold, windy, icy, you get it. You live here. Winter can also be so incredibly beautiful, as we see daily when we peek up at the mountains.

One thing I see around my parking lot, and other parking lots in Montana, any area with lots of snow really, is when people put their window wipers straight up when they park. You know what I am saying right, they don't want their wiper blades to stick to their windshield I'm guessing in case it snows? I, for one, have never done this.

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I was scrolling through Facebook and came across an article about this exact thing! How it is NOT a good idea, especially if you are in a high wind area. I guess the cold can ruin the rubber, mess with the spring on the arm of the wiper, and potentially crack your windshield. Seems like a pretty expensive hack if things go wrong.

Word cold written on rear glass of a vehicle, severe winter concept

There are alternatives if you don't want to let your car warm up a bit, scrape a little, or just get the winter de-ice wiper fluid. You can put a blanket on your windshield, some card board boxes, or even a tarp. To be honest, it seems like a lot of work to do all of this, just to avoid 5 minutes (at most) of scraping.

I say, start your car, dust off the windows, little scrape here...little scrape there, some de-ice squirts, and you are off. Easy peasey! All in all, stop putting your wipers straight up, it could really cost ya in the long run.

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