Vote: Do you put your windshield wipers up when it snows?


The winter weather has officially arrived in southwestern Ontario and it’s already been snowing for weeks in the Prairies and Territories. With the snowy conditions in full force across the country, driving becomes hazardous and every extra precaution is necessary to stay safe in the slippery conditions.

One thing that seems to divide motorists is what you should do with your windshield wipers when you know it’s going to snow and your car will be exposed.

Some argue that lifting your wipers before the snow hits will prevent them from freezing to the windshield and thus reducing wear to the rubber.

Others argue that it’s easy enough to put on your defroster and let the blades unstick themselves while you’re cleaning your car off and leaving them up can cause stress on the joints as they get hit by wind.

So we want to know – what do you do think?