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How to Fill Windshield Wiper Fluid | Perkins Motors

Whenever your car’s windshield fluid dash light turns out, that means it’s time to refill your windshield wiper fluid. You’re probably wondering how to use windshield wiper fluid or where to put windshield wiper fluid. Luckily, it’s a relatively simple process–if you know what to do. Read our guide below on how to refill windshield wiper fluid and more with Perkins Motors as well as our other service tips for Pueblo drivers.

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What Is Windshield Wiper Fluid?

So, what is windshield wiper fluid, and what does it consist of? Windshield wiper fluid is a cleaning fluid that is intended to clean windshield glass and is made up of ethanol and methanol to clean glass. It also has ethylene glycol, which works to prevent freezing in extreme cold. There are many different types of wiper fluid, such as summer, winter, and all season formulas. Depending on the climate of where you live, (in this case, Castle Rock), you’ll probably want to invest in either a winter or all-season formula, which comes with antifreeze to handle brutal winters and fluctuating temperatures.

How to Use Windshield Wiper Fluid

The majority of vehicles have a button on the windshield wiper lever to release wiper fluid. This helps to eliminate any streaks or buildup on your windshield. While your wipers take care of the outside of your windshield, you should take the steps to clean your windshield from the inside out as well. However, it is not recommended to use windshield wiper fluid to clean the inside of your windshield. Rubbing alcohol, a cloth, or a glass cleaner will do just the trick.

Where to Put Windshield Wiper Fluid

Whenever it runs out, you’ll want to know where to put windshield wiper fluid. Take the following steps as soon as you see your windshield wiper dash light turn on: 

  1. Locate in your vehicle where to put windshield wiper fluid. Typically, the rear/front washer fluid reservoir is located near the engine.
  2. To evaluate the fluid levels, remove the reservoir cap.
  3. Pour the fluid carefully into the reservoir, making sure you don’t overfill the container. Using a funnel can make this process easier.
  4. Place the reservoir cap back on, then boom! You’ve successfully refilled your windshield wiper fluid.

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Still have questions on how to use windshield wiper fluid or what type of fluid is best for the weather in Woodland Park? Our service team at Perkins Motors is happy to help answer any questions. Contact us today!

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