Wipers Up or Left Down?

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Mastro16's picture

My wiper pretty much can’t stay up when it’s this cold out

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The Rill Dill's picture

Dumbest thing EVER. You going to use your clean wipers on a frozen window? If your window is thawed, so are your wipers. Same category as backward hat guy, ot glasses on back of head guy. Douche nozzle.

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CALPOPPY's picture

Dumbest thing EVER. ...Douche nozzle.

I see you’ve made another comment to win over the hearts and minds of the commentariat.

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Earle's picture

I knew we could count on him to elevate the level of discourse yet again.

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Elks' comb over's picture

I interpreted his comment quite differently and found it to be funny actually.

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osu992's picture

definitely too rill of an interpretation. Dude is stiffer than the situation allows.

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Fatpants's picture

He rilly missed the joke. 

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bucknut1994's picture

If you drive a ladies truck like SP you probably lift the wipers up but everybody else leaves them down and scrapes off the windshield with a little elbow grease. 

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Hovenaut's picture

*leans forward, spits beyond the porch*

We got you covered, OP:

https://www.farmersalmanac.com/the-great-wiper-debate-up-or-down-23545

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Daniel's picture

A garage pretty much solves this problem.

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GunnerBuck's picture

Don't care either way. Gotta love remote start lol.

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CWhiteland27's picture

Couldn’t agree more. It so nice to just press a button on my keys and get into a nice warm defrosted truck.

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Wargor's picture

Back in my day, we got into that frigid car and were just happy it started when we guessed at how much gas to give it while turning the key!  Had to drive uphill to school too.  Both ways!

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MercyTex's picture

Remember to disengage the choke after successfully starting the frozen vehicle and do not drive fast until the flat spot rounds out on the steel belted radial tires. Good times. 

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Daniel's picture

I just got a used Jeep that has remote start and I love it.  I didn't even know I had it until I hit the wrong button by mistake and my Jeep started.  My biggest problem is remembering to have the defrost on nuclear when I get home in the evening to be ready for the next morning.  First World problems.   

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readnguy's picture

I HAVE, in the past, torn a wiper blade in my impatience. Plus, I reckon the Farmers Almanac HAS spoken...

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NOLABuckeye's picture

I haven't had to deal with snow for years.

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Zonabuck's picture

Same, sorta, but then we had some snow in SC last year. One salt truck for the entire state, and it took about three days for it to warm up to the point where it got the ice off the roads. We were shut down for about five days.   The joke is that people don’t know how to drive in the snow. The reality was, it all turns to ice and it does make it pretty risky. 

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Earle's picture

Same with me and hurricanes.

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BuckInChicago's picture

Living out in SoCal now, just flew into Cleveland for a few days... not happy with the weather forecast haha

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CALPOPPY's picture

When we lived in Chicago, left them up, especially during week. It just helped get me going earlier, and meant I didn’t have to worry about scraping around the wipers.

They need to have heated wipers. Is this an option on fancy cars?

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Elks&#039; comb over's picture

Heated wipers? Priorities man. We don’t even have heated radio buttons or a heated glove compartment handle yet.

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

Love my heated steering wheel. 

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I_Run_The_Dave's picture

A lot of newer cars have heating coils under the wiper blades to defrost them when the rear defrost is activated.

Regardless, I leave mine down and if it's the situation where I need to scrape, I have all the defrost on full blast while I scrape the side windows, then the rear, and do the front last.  By then, they are usually defrosted enough to lift to scrape the windshield.  Also, if there is any substantial wind, having them up can cause them to break off especially if they are cold as they can become more brittle in those conditions.  The ice actually insulates them from the colder temperatures if left down.

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Seattle Linga's picture

Buckle up - it's a long off season 

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

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KBonay's picture

What is this snow you speak of?

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Earle's picture

It's like an earthquake, a perennial drought, or raging fires, only colder.

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toad1204's picture

Currently on draft in the PL, next to the Zima.  

The offseason is the longest season.

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LoudBuckeyeGirl's picture

Paradise, lost and found
Paradise, take a look around
I was out in California where I hear they have it all
They got riots, fires and mud slides
They've got sushi in the mall
Water bars, brontosaurs, Chinese modern lust
Shake and bake life with the quake
The secret's in the crust

-Jimmy Buffett, Fruitcakes.

I would like a bourbon.  

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3ydncloudofdust's picture

Wipers; Over/Under = not to be outdone!

"Three things can happen when you pass the ball, and two of them are bad." - Woody

 

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mizzer's picture

Last time I left my wipers down they entered the tranfer portal before I could use them.

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Elks&#039; comb over's picture

I could ask my limo driver but then I’d have to lower the middle window and open conversation. No thanks.

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Gratefulbuck's picture

You could’ve just asked if they could put up some doors

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Elks&#039; comb over's picture

But then I would have nothing to chauffeur it.

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Earle's picture

LiMAO at this one.

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buckguyfan1's picture

I thought for sure this was another ass wiping thread.

Simplify...

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Elks&#039; comb over's picture

That is a hole other conversation entirely.

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Gratefulbuck's picture

I sphincter taking this in the wrong direction 

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Elks&#039; comb over's picture

Thats a rather shitty thing to say

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Seattle Linga's picture

I believe it's pronounced turth

This is one stankified thread

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

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buckguyfan1's picture

Might be that your litter box needs emptied.

Simplify...

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toad1204's picture

This thread movement is going in the wrong direction.

The offseason is the longest season.

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

Lived in Minnesota and Maine - leave the car  in the garage and there’s no problem. If we knew a storm was coming while at work, we threw a blue tarp over the windshield and closed it in the front doors of the vehicle. When it was time to leave, you just peeled the tarp off the windshield. No ice, no snow. 

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So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. "
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mizzer's picture

Dude, you've completely missed the thrill of careening down the highway while navigating through a 3"x3" porthole.
 

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

Saw some of the world’s worst aircraft icing in the PACNORWEST and northern Japan. About an inch and half of rhime ice (inside of your old ice box) on the windshield. Came out of a winter storm into the clear and the windshield heat could only melt a C-cup sized circle at best.

“Whelp - looks like we’ll stay on instruments a little while longer, fellas.”

300 knots looking through a 3x3 porthole is some scary shit. 

"You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, & in the manner in which you live.
So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. "
- Stuart Scott

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Earle's picture

300 knots

Was that your speed or the condition of your intestines?

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Earle's picture

Also, seems like you should've found some larger breasts to press against the windshield.

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Wargor's picture

You go to war with the breasts you have, not the breasts you want.  Err....

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

Some stories are best told over a beer. 

"You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, & in the manner in which you live.
So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. "
- Stuart Scott

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analyticalguy's picture

Better than navigating through the portal.

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FeedZeke420's picture

I accidently bumped my wipers on getting in the truck with a crap ton of snow on the windshield, it jacked up one wiper arm pretty good.  I'd recommend leaving them up but it doesn't really matter as long as you warm up your car for awhile.

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Elks&#039; comb over's picture

I suppose with two wipers we could leave one up and one down to see which is preferred.

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JohnnyKozmo's picture

It's called a garage.  

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osu78's picture

I view it as the same as a toilet seat. Leave it up to upset the ladies. Next question...

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Bugsyk's picture

Buy a Frostblocker or....

You're deciding between stressing wiper springs and some associated possible vandalism vs possibly ripping wiper blades and wiper motor stress.  If you buy a small $3 can of Prestone de-icer spray, available at any local store or gas station, use the built in scraper to scrape along near the wiper blades, then spray the de-icer to unstick the blades, you can avoid ripping the blades or stressing the wiper motor, stressing the wiper springs, possible vandalism shenanigans, and giving an open clear window area to accelerate the effectiveness of your defroster.

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Fatpants's picture

Put the car in the garage.

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Jumar's picture

If you continue to think what you always thought, you will continue to get what you always got. #AlumforStaff

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Buckeye Chuck's picture

I don't bother with snow, since it's easy enough to brush off. But if significant ice is in the forecast, I may take steps to preserve wiper integrity.

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RK84's picture

If I see someone with them up, I smack them down. Especially at work. Do that shit on your own time. Nerds.

Also - try using your leaf blower to get snow off your car, its works great and neighbors love it in the morning.

It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.

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readnguy's picture

Just a couple things, 84... Going around smacking 'em down takes about the same amount of company time as pulling 'em up. Plus, a fired up leaf blower in the office parking lot blowing snow off a car will likely lead to a couple of quick texts or calls to HR, I would presume...

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BuckeyeAsylum's picture

Garages and remote starts are cool things, mostly the remote start. Had one on my rides for like 15 years now, won't live without anymore.

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NorCal Buckeye's picture

Funny, I'm pulling into a ski resort right now and they're all up here. I'll do both, leave them up and use remote start.

For the mudslide/fire/earthquake guys, I'll take Tahoe resorts and no snow/ice back down the hill over dealing with ice, slush and "ski hills" like Mad River Mountain.

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Skunk bear blood's picture

Should be great skiing  today up that way NorCal.  Off 50 or 80?

Buy the ticket take the ride.

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OSU56's picture

Simplest solution to all of this is just get rid of the wipers........

Enjoying daily the 62-39 ttun beatdown.

 

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analyticalguy's picture

The only problem I've had with leaving them down is when they get caked with ice and frozen to the windshield. If you're in a hurry to leave, and can't wait for the heater to free them, you risk damaging them if you get the ice off with a scraper.

The best alternative is a tarp over the windshield.  I have a nice one with elastic bands to loop over the mirrors to hold it in place. It works like a charm.

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BABuckeye's picture

In Tahoe for the last storm.  All cars in valet lot had wipers up. In adjacent lot, maybe 10% up. Lady getting out of little grocery getter SUV next to me asked whether she should leave hers up. Dude walks by at that time and said don't do it, the Sierra cement broke his wipers. 

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NorCal Buckeye's picture

The Sierra Cement is real today. 

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Buctor's picture

Best solution is to get old and save your leave/vacation time.  Stay home on these types of days.

Another solution is to pay all year to live in a place with a garage.  Just don't turn the thing into a storage facility!!!

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mattanderson1985's picture

I have my wipers up, I never heard of this until I moved to Kansas City. Granted we get like a ton of ice and one time I left them down and went to work. When I got done with work I couldn't even get my wipers to move they were frozen and couldn't even move them so I always have my wipers up.  

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Brohio's picture

I live in LA. What do wiper blades do again? lol

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CALPOPPY's picture

What’s funny is that I think that I change my wipers up Northern California way as much or more than I did in Ohio or in Chicago. They seem to get more brittle with the intense summer sun and lack of humidity, and the lack of summer rains means that I always have dust to wipe away.

Memento mori

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