Forgetting to turn your wipers off before a storm
At the end of the night, make sure to turn off the wipers.
“If it snows and you have not shut them off, then there’s six inches of snow, they could try to turn on and wipe off all that snow and it could burn out the wiper motor,” Paul said.
Windshield wiper motors can cost $500 to $600. You don’t have to aim the wipers up, as pictured. If you do that, the wipers will not get covered in snow. But Paul said it also might weaken the spring in the wiper arm.
“The key is to shut them off,” he said.