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Navigating Windshield Washer Fluid and Wiper Blade Maintenance

Ensuring a clear view of the road is a must for safe driving. Let's go through some of the essential do's and don'ts for windshield washer fluid and wiper blade maintenance.  

Do: Choose the Correct Windshield Washer Fluid  
Select a fluid that is applicable to your climate—winter formulas for cold weather, and summer formulas for warmer regions.  

Don't: Use Plain Water  
Avoid using plain water, as it does NOT have the cleaning additives needed to remove debris. Water can also freeze in colder temperatures, hindering your washer fluid system from performing as designed.  

Do: Regularly Check and Refill  
Frequently check and top off your windshield washer fluid to avoid running out, especially when it is most needed. Keep an extra bottle in your trunk for emergencies. 

Don't: Ignore Warning Signs  
Address streaks, smudges, or reduced cleaning performance promptly. Check for leaks in the fluid reservoir, hoses, and nozzles. This can be a challenging task but at Mike and Sons Automotive Inc. we have got you covered.  

Do: Maintain Wiper Blades  
Inspect wiper blades for wear, cracks, or damage regularly. Have them at least checked yearly or sooner if performance is no longer up to standard.  

Don't: Use Worn-Out Wiper Blades  
Replace worn-out wiper blades to prevent streaking and ensure clear visibility, especially during adverse weather conditions. 

By keeping up with these do's and don'ts, you'll enhance safety, extend windshield wiper blade life, and maintain your windshield washer fluid system's performance. At Mike and Sons Automotive Inc., we will keep your vehicle in top condition for confident road navigation. Schedule an appointment today!


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