Winter Windshield Wipers and Washer Fluid
The most important component of staying safe while driving around the streets of Calgary in the winter time is having clear visibility. One of the best ways to ensure good visibility is to have well-functioning windshield wipers and to use washer fluid which is specially formulated to withstand frigid temperatures. Let’s take a closer look at why these two considerations are so important for safe winter driving.
The Importance of Good Windshield Wipers
The benefits of having proper winter tires are widely understood and taken advantage of in Calgary, but the same can’t often be said for well-maintained and properly functioning wiper blades. Without them, you risk blocking your vision and creating blind spots while driving which could be dangerous and lead to an accident.
Wiper blades are often overlooked, but they should be replaced approximately once a year. Check your wiper blades on a regular basis for cracks and other signs of damage, and take note if they are leaving streaks on your windshield. All of these are signs that it is time to get them replaced.
Use Winter Windshield Washer Fluid in Cold Temperatures
Topping up your windshield washer fluid when it is getting low is crucial for having their ability to clear dirt, snow, and ice from your windshield. It is not true, however, that just any bottle of washer fluid will do. You may be tempted to go for the cheapest one, but if you do you may be compromising your safety.
During the winter you need to make sure that you are using a washer fluid which is effective at least down to -40 C. This washer fluid will prevent freezing and build up, and will clear dirt and snow off your windshield must faster than a regular bottle of all-season washer fluid.
Contact Us for Winter Driving & Auto Repair Questions in Calgary
Come see the experienced car technicians at Speedy Apollo Auto Service Centres if you have questions about winter driving safety, wiper blades, and washer fluid. Our Calgary auto repair and windshield replacement experts at one of our 2 locations will also be more than happy to assist you.
Don’t let winter road conditions put you and your passengers at risk. By making the extra effort to ensure you have good winter tires, quality wiper blades, and effective washer fluid, you will increase the safety of both you and other drivers on the road.
Contact us today to book an appointment at one of our 2 locations.