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Posted by Snowmobile [Email] (#686) [Profile/Gallery] (more from Snowmobile) on Wed, 27 Dec 2017 22:21:02

In Reply to: Oh no, you didn't go there did you? lol, GFW3pedals [Profile/Gallery] , Sun, 24 Dec 2017 13:32:24
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It is common around here when we get freezing rain. If a lot of water freezes around the blades, it can be a real pita to get them released prior to scraping. That said, I usually start the car, turn on the heat aimed at the windshield immediately to make that job easier.

Generally one does need to lift wipers prior to clearing off snow anyway, so doing so in advance is maybe helpful. It is common up here, so this is not just a southern thing, but honestly I think the only benefit is during freezing rain.

I guess subarus (not sure what vintage this started) place a heating pad under the wiper area to melt stuff off. That would be very useful. It looks almost like there is something similar on the 9-5, but I'm not sure that it does that? Especially when driving and a chunk of ice gets under the wiper (resulting in massive streaks), to be able to melt that off would be awesome!
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