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Don’t forget to check the windshield washer fluid

by | Sep 9, 2013 | Auto Repair, General Car Maintenance, Vehicle Safety Inspections

A way to ensure the windshield wipers are in good condition and clean the windshield effectively is to maintain the vehicle’s wiper fluid. Regularly check the fluid level to make sure it is topped off in the reservoir. The windshield wiper fluid is one of the most overlooked fluids in your vehicle. It is usually forgotten about until it is needed. Having a clean windshield can help the visibility as you drive. You will also want to make sure that you check the windshield wipers to make sure they are working properly. Check for any tears or cracks that might be on the blade of them. This will help them to be efficient at removing water and debris from your windshield.

Checking the amount of washer fluid

To make sure that your windshield wipers can be as efficient as possible, make sure the level of washer fluid is up in the reservoir. If it is low, make sure to add the appropriate amount so it reaches the level indicated. Making sure to top off the fluid is a good way to help to ensure your window is as clean as it can be. If the windshield washer fluid is low or empty, you vision may be impaired. Having the washer fluid full can help keep your window clean when you will need it. Even if it is not raining, other grime can obstruct your vision on the windshield. Dirt, dust, and bugs can hit the window and make it harder for you to see. If you have no washer fluid and run the wipers, you end up smearing or streaking that debris. It will make looking out the window even more difficult.

Importance of washer fluid for your vehicle

Windshield wiper fluid is used to conveniently and easily clean the windshield of your vehicle when driving. It can increase driving visibility by clearing off any dirt or debris that may have accumulated on your windshield. The washer fluid is added to the reservoir under the hood of your vehicle. The fluid is then pumped through a small hose that is attached to the wiper blades. Other times they are attached at the base of the windshield. There is a button to activate the washer fluid pump while you are driving. The button is usually located on the lever that controls the wiper blades. Making sure that the fluid is filled up in the reservoir can help improve your field of vision when you drive.

Clean windows can improve your safety

Having a clean windshield can improve your safety when you drive. Windshields that are smeared can be hard to see out of. This can lead to an accident, no matter what speed you are traveling at. Keeping your windshield wipers in great condition is recommended. Also make sure to check the windshield washer fluid on a regular basis, so it is at the proper amount. This way you can keep the windshield as clean as possible.