Car Maintenance 101: Checking Your Windshield Wiper Fluid Level

We’ve covered the importance of car maintenance, now it’s time to share with you the simplest way you can make sure your windshield wiper is in great condition. In one of my previous posts, from way, way back, I’ve detailed the importance of your windshield wiper. In case you don’t feel like browsing the pages to find this entry, here are a few reasons why you need to take care of this particular car part.

  • During harsh weather conditions, you’ll find this particular car part extremely important. Keep the weather, sleet and snow away with your well-maintained windshield wipers.

  • When you find that residual rain, acid or whatnot, has created stains on your windshield, wash them off and wipe them clean with your vehicle’s handy wipers. Sometimes these stains can be a bit harder to remove, so you might need to pull over and give your ride a well-deserved wipe-down.

  • Worst case scenario: a pigeon or some other animal has decided to relieve itself on your vehicle’s windshield. Normally, you would have the time to head to the nearest car wash, but this particular instance requires you to drive with these obstructive materials stuck to your vehicle. Wipe them down quickly and let your windshield wiper and its fluid do the rest.

Now that you know its importance, perhaps you can be persuaded to check your windshield wiper fluid levels a bit more frequently. Believe it or not, this is probably the easiest fluid check and change you’ll ever have to make.

Your windshield wiper fluid is the great mixture of solvent and water that your vehicle pumps onto the windshield to help clean or at the very least clear the glass. Few drivers forget to add water to this reservoir.

But if this happens to be your first time to check and change your windshield wiper fluid, don’t fret. Here are some easy-to-follow steps on how you can go through this highly important and incredibly easy vehicle maintenance trick.

Step 1: Check your owner’s manual to find the precise location of your windshield fluid reservoir.

Step 2: Find the right fluid mixture that you’re supposed to use for your vehicle’s windshield fluid reservoir.

Step 3: Prop up your hood and check out your windshield fluid reservoir. Outside the tank, you’re going to find markings that indicate the amount of fluid left in the reservoir.

Step 4: If you find that the tank is more than half-full then close the hood. If not, proceed to step 5.

Step 5: Remove the cap. The cap is usually situated on top of the tank.

Step 6: Add the right washer fluid mixture into the tank until the correct level indicated on the markings or your owner’s manual.

Step 7: Pop the cap back on and close your vehicle’s hood.

Now, if however, you find that something’s amiss, whether the cap is too big, or there’s a leak in your windshield wiper fluid reservoir, examine this car part carefully. If the damage is irreparable, then you might need to have the unit replaced. For discount auto parts or truck accessories, simply follow the link.


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