Cleaning the front side of a windshield requires using a special cleaning liquid as this surface gets quite dirty. The residues stuck here are difficult to remove with simple water cleaning. All cars now have an inbuilt system to store and supply windshield washer fluid on demand.
A pump is used to squirt and spray this cleaning liquid on the outside surface of the windshield. The rest of the cleaning work is done by the windshield wipers. The following information will help you understand this fluid better. Contact us at High-Tech Auto Glass in Phoenix, AZ, if your windshield is damaged and needs replacement.
What Is Windshield Washer Fluid?
The liquid used to clean the windshield is referred to as windshield washer fluid. While you can use tap water for this purpose, you will not get the desired result. Many companies make and sell special windshield washer fluids.
These liquids offer high-quality cleaning results. They are effective not only against dust but also hard residues like dried bird poop, soil bits, grime, bugs, and others. They have an anti-freezing agent that prevents them from freezing in cold conditions.
The advantages of buying a commercial windshield washer fluid are:
- No need to prepare this special fluid at home
- Highly effective in cleaning and removing hard-to-remove residues from the front side of the windshield
- Easy to use
- An ideal fluid keeps the washer fluid pump and connected piping in good condition
- After the cleaning, it leaves no residues on the surface, which happens when hard water is used
How to Fill the Fluid Tank?
Open the car hood and find the container used to store this cleaning liquid. You will find that the top of this container has a lid. The top of this lid will have an image of a windshield wiper.
Lift this lid and fill the tank with the new fluid supply. You can buy this washer fluid from any auto part shop or supermarket. Use a funnel to pour this liquid into the tank easily.
The Ingredients of the Windshield Washer Fluid
This fluid is made with water, detergent, and some other chemicals, such as solvents and alcohol. Each brand uses its own mix of chemicals to make this liquid. Buy only a top-quality windshield washer fluid because a poor-quality cleaning fluid can spoil the windshield surface.
Commercial windshield washer fluids contain poisonous chemicals that can be harmful to the skin – if you bring this fluid home, make sure to store it at a higher or in a locked place where kids and pets cannot reach it.
If the windshield washer fluid pumping system is not working properly, the problem may be with its pump, nozzle, or pipe. One or more of them may be clogged, damaged, or defective.
Contact High-Tech Auto Glass if you need windshield repair or replacement services. We have both OEM and aftermarket windshields for most car models.