Scrape Your Windshield! This morning was probably one of those mornings when you came out to your car and the wipers were frozen to the glass. Wiper blades are meant to clear water, not ice, from your windshield. Ice on the glass acts like sandpaper under your wiper blades and quickly wears them out. Turning on your wipers when they are iced over cannot only damage the blades, but the wiper mechanism itself. Every winter we have customers coming to us with broken wipers from improper use.
You should always clear any ice from the windshield before turning on the wipers. Turn on your defrost, scrape the windshield, and only then use your wipers. You’ll save money in the long run.