Prepare Your Windshield Wipers for Winter

16th Sep 2014

Your windshield is an important safety feature of your vehicle, protecting you from the elements that would otherwise come rushing at you while you are driving. But safe driving requires more than just a windshield – your windshield wipers and washer fluid work together to keep your view through your windshield clear. As we head into the fall color season, now is a great time to think ahead to winter and prepare your car for winter driving.

Prepare Your Windshield Washer Fluid Reserve

Not all windshield washer fluid is created equal, and winter temperatures require a washer fluid with a low freezing temperature to prevent problems. This is very important because, if your washer fluid freezes, it can crack and damage your reservoir. And if you try to pump washer fluid from an empty reserve, you could overheat your washer pump, leaving it inoperable.

windshield washer fluid reservoir

Switching to the correct seasonal washer fluid requires you to drain any standing fluid from the reserve. At this point, it’s a good idea to go ahead and flush out the reserve. Start by opening the reserve and pulling the hose straight down and off with pliers. The washer fluid will drain out the bottom, so have a catching pan ready.

Once all of the standing fluid is drained, use a garden hose to rinse out the calcium buildup, and scrub the inside. Replace the windshield washer hose correctly before filling with a winter washing fluid. Just like any part of your vehicle, an occasional flushing is good for your washer fluid reserve, and helps it to last longer and work better.

Get Your Windshield Wipers Ready for Winter

Now is the perfect time to replace your windshield wipers to make sure they are ready for the coming snow. Order your Everblades Heated Windshield Wipers to keep snow and ice from building up on your wiper blades this winter. If you are already using Everblades, check to see if it’s time to order a replacement kit. Everblades have been proven to work quite a bit longer than your average windshield wipers, so you may not yet need replacement wipers.

Even if you aren’t replacing your windshield wipers, it’s important to check them over before winter. Make sure they are wiping properly and aren’t showing signs of deterioration, like brittle or cracked blades. Wipe each wiper blade down with a clean cloth to remove built up oil and grime. When you are satisfied your windshield wipers are in good working order, move on to your windshield washer fluid.

Order Your Everblades Windshield Wipers Today!

Ordering your new set of Everblades Heated Windshield Wipers couldn’t be easier! Visit our cross-reference guide to ensure your make and model of vehicle can be equipped with Everblades – if you don’t see your vehicle on the list, give us a call! Then simply order your heated windshield wiper kit, complete with everything you need to install, right from our website. OR give us a call at 1-800-746-0428, and we can take your order and answer any questions you might have about your windshield wipers. See clearly this winter with Everblades quality windshield wipers!

Order Your Everblades Windshield Wipers Today!