A few tips from us at Garuda Maruti to help you through this rainy weather.
We all know that windshield wipers are keys to providing visibility in heavy rain. But for your wipers to work properly they need to be maintained well. Wipers must be checked before the monsoon season to ensure nothing goes wrong during a heavy down-pour, leaving you without a clear view of the road. Similarly the washer fluid must be filled up to the mark to clean your windshield when needed.
To do this, simply follow the steps below:
Under the hood of your vehicle, is a plastic container that contains the fluid for your windshield wipers. Is it full of liquid? If not, you can fill it with any one of a variety of windshield washer solutions — you can even use a home window cleaner. Just don’t use detergent, which can leave a residue that can plug up your lines. Plus, it isn’t easy to drive with suds all over your windshield!
Pay attention to the kind of windshield washer fluid you use. Some are concentrated, which means that you need to mix them with water before adding it. If you live in an area that gets cold in the winter, consider a premixed washer solution that contains antifreeze.This solution keeps your windshield clean while preventing the liquid from freezing up in cold weather.
If your wipers have been making a mess of your windshield, buy new blades or new inserts for them. The rubber wiper inserts are inexpensive and usually just slide into place. Consult your owner’s manual or service station for the type and size of blades you need and for instructions on inserting the blades if you can’t figure out the instructions on the package. Be aware that some vehicles have different-sized wipers for the driver and passenger sides. If your vehicle has a rear window wiper, don’t forget to check that, too.
To avoid getting caught in a downpour with no visibility, check your blades and make sure they are worthy of getting weather beaten.