Keeping Your Car Clean

I still remember the day that I bought my first car. I thought it was the most perfect vehicle in the world, and I vowed to care for it diligently. Unfortunately, within a few days I had forgotten about my promise, and I started tossing fast food wrappers in the back like everyone else. After awhile I realized that neglecting my car was turning the inside into a garbage pit, and I decided to learn how to take better care of my vehicle. I took a class on auto detailing, and it really helped me to turn things around. I want to teach you what I learned, so you should read this blog.

Important Things Driver Should Know About Wipers and Wiper Fluid


Those who drive a lot often have demanding schedules that can make prioritizing tasks a necessary skill. Unfortunately, drivers who find themselves in situations where they must decide what tasks they must attend to first can find themselves postponing completion of other tasks that should also be viewed as important. 

A good example of this is when drivers know that their windshield wipers are no longer functional or their windshield wiper fluid reservoir is empty, yet they continue to postpone the installation of new wipers or refilling their car's wiper fluid. Some drivers may even be guilty of putting water in their wiper fluid reservoirs, without realizing the potential damage that can cause. 

1. Water is not a substitute for quality wiper fluid

Drivers who make the mistake of putting water into their car's wiper fluid reservoir are setting themselves up for potential safety issues and a costly repair bill. Tap water does not contain the ingredients necessary to remove bugs, dust and debris from the car's windshield to improve visibility and offer a safer driving experience. 

Even worse is the fact that tap water is subject to freezing at temperatures below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. In addition to freezing on the windshield, drivers living in cold climates who put water into their car's wiper fluid reservoir will find that the reservoir will soon split and begin leaking due to the expansion of the water as it freezes inside. Replacing a wiper fluid reservoir damaged by ice formation is an expensive repair that can easily be avoided by a quick stop at the auto parts store for a jug of quality wiper fluid. 

2. Deteriorating wiper blades are a hazard to you and your windshield

In an attempt to prioritize tasks, drivers can also be guilty of postponing the replacement of their car's wiper blades for too long. Since wiper blades are designed with a special material that helps them fit snugly to the surface of the windshield as they wipe, deterioration of this surface due to age or damage can quickly cause the driver's vision to become obscured by streaks and smears of dirt and debris.

Drivers who attempt to drive with a dirty windshield often suffer head, eye and neck strain as they try to see around the spots and smears. In addition, drivers who do not have the benefit of a clean windshield when driving are increasing their chances of being involved in an accident. New wiper blades take only minutes to install and are available at local auto parts stores near your home or business. 


19 July 2021