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How to Add Wiper Fluid

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How to Add Wiper Fluid

Dirt, dust, wind, bugs, and weather can all contribute to a dirty windshield. Having an adequate amount of wiper fluid is essential for the driver’s visibility and safety year round. You may find that you use more fluid in the winter time with icy and snowy conditions that tend to cloud up your windshield. Chicago winters and low wiper fluid pretty much go hand in hand. Driving behind a large truck that splashes water from the pavement and using your defroster can only get you so far. Here are a few steps to guide you in filling up your wiper fluid:

  1. Turn off vehicle and prop hood open.
  2. Locate the windshield wiper reservoir cap and open it. It will be labeled with a window and wiper icon.
  3. Add fluid until you reach the fill line. If you don’t have the best aim, you may want to use a funnel.
  4. Replace the reservoir cap and close your car’s hood. All done!

What Not to Do

Don’t use pure water in your windshield washer fluid reservoir. Water can not only freeze in your fluid pump, but its lack of solvents will make cleaning dirt and bugs from your windshield a more complicated task. If you’re in a pinch and need to clean your windshield, we recommend stopping at a gas station. Many gas stations supply wiper fluid and squeegee cleaning buckets near gas pumps. You can also pour a water bottle on your windshield as a last resort, but never risk driving if you can’t see out of your windshield.

Be Prepared                                         

If you drive an older car, it may not have a wiper fluid warning light. That’s why you may want to have a gallon of fluid stored away in your trunk. Alternatively you can purchase a smaller, 16oz package of concentrated wiper fluid for easy storage. You may also want to purchase fluid that is labeled for below freezing temperatures.

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I recently brought my car in to have the broken passenger window replaced. The guys at Frank’s were very professional and the prices were good compared to other places. I’d recommend to anyone. Thanks guys!

Sandra G. - Google Reviews

Couldn't ask for a better establishment! I been driving around with a cracked windshield for longer than I should have. Finally had am off day and dropped them off my car. I was running late to pick up the car and they were very accommodating. Some places would make you wait until next day. Reasonable straightforward prices. They have gained a customer for life.

Eric B. - Google Reviews

Once again, frank’s auto glass came through. The price was exceptional the service was great, I would highly recommend anybody who needs class work, Should come here. I’ve done business with Frank and his family for many years, and I always leave satisfied. They don’t make them like this anymore. So five stars in Bravo.

Matthew W. - Google Reviews

Frank’s was great. They didn’t have my windshield in stock and had to order one, but they were ready for me the next day. The work was completed very quickly, and the staff were all friendly. The price was fair. Would go back again if necessary!

Aislinn - Google Reviews

I am extremely happy with the service I received from Frank's Auto Glass Repair. The replacement took a few hours because of the business' excellent service that it is first come first served. I have nothing but good things to say about this business. I pray I do not need another one anytime soon but I will definitely refer family and friends for premier services!

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