When you think of winter, you might not be thinking about rain, especially if you live in a region that sees any amount of snow. But snowy weather is prime windshield wiper time. It’s easy for tired, worn wipers to do at least an adequate job of clearing rain from your windshield, but those same wipers will fail miserably when confronted with the slimy, gritty, slushy mix of melting snow and road salt. Here in New York I’d say I use my wipers more often in the winter than summer. This is why fall is a great time to replace your wipers. It’s a 10-minute job that will make your life so much easier down the road.
By Matthew Wright, About.com Guide October 18, 2011