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With the winter season starting to now really feel like winter, it’s crucial to ensure that your vehicle is well-prepared to face the challenging weather conditions. One often overlooked aspect of winter car care is the proper maintenance of windshield wipers and fluids. In this blog post, we’ll discuss why replacing wipers and using the right fluids are essential during the winter, along with some tips on maintaining them for optimal performance.

The Importance of Wiper Replacement

When winter comes around, many may not know that changing your wiper blades to winter specific ones help protect your windshield against streaks, smudges, and the inability to effectively clear ice, sleet and snow, so you can see the road clearly.

In the winter, where snow, ice, and freezing rain are common, having effective, functional wipers are crucial for your safety on the road.

A set of winter wiper blades are invaluable because:

  • The rubber on winter blades is specifically designed for extreme weather conditions
  • The rubber is also heavy enough to push away snow and ice and resist buildup
  • The blades have fewer moving parts that can freeze up or break in the cold

This not only enhances your safety but also prevents potential damage to your windshield caused by ice scraping.

In the spring, when the snow and ice is gone, replace your winter blades with a set of summer wiper blades.

Using the Right Fluids for Winter

Proper windshield washer fluid is equally important for winter driving. Using a winter-grade washer fluid that contains antifreeze properties is crucial to prevent freezing on your windshield. Regular water or summer-grade fluids may freeze in colder temperatures, impairing visibility and potentially damaging the washer fluid system.

Choosing the right windshield washer fluid and keeping it topped up ensures that you can easily remove salt, slush, and other winter debris from your windshield, maintaining clear visibility and a safer driving experience.

Maintaining Wipers and Fluids during Winter

There are a few things you can do to improve your winter driving conditions:

  1. Regular Inspection: Check your wiper blades for any signs of wear, such as cracks or uneven edges. Inspect the washer fluid reservoir and top it up with winter-grade fluid as needed.
  2. Gentle De-Icing: If your wipers are frozen to the windshield, avoid using excessive force to free them. Gently de-ice the blades and windshield to prevent damage or if your windshield is heated, turn that on right away.
  3. Raise Wipers when Parking: Lift your wiper blades when parking to prevent them from freezing to the windshield, making it easier to start your car on chilly mornings.
  4. Professional Inspection: Consider seeking the expertise of a professional. Toronto Mobile Mechanic offers the convenience of having your wipers replaced and fluids topped up right at your doorstep without you ever having to leave the comforts of your home.

Toronto Mobile Mechanic – Your Winter Car Care Partner:

With Toronto Mobile Mechanic, you can enjoy the ultimate convenience of winter car care without stepping out into the cold. Our skilled mechanics will come to your location, whether it’s at home or the office, to install new wiper blades and top up your fluids. Stay warm indoors while we ensure that your vehicle is winter-ready, providing you with peace of mind and a safer driving experience.

In conclusion, taking care of your wipers and fluids is a small investment that pays off significantly in winter. Stay proactive in maintaining these essential components, and if you need a helping hand, we’re here and ready to serve you.

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