You can find windshield wiper fluid just about anywhere. At the grocery store, at your local convenience store and even at the corner gas station. The reason windshield wiper fluid is available in so many different places is because it is often is an impulse or panic buy.
When was the last time you checked your windshield washer fluid reservoir to see how full it is? If you’re not even sure where your windshield washer fluid reservoir is, don’t worry. Most car owners don’t take the time to even locate, never mind, regularly check the fluid level.
If you’ve ever been caught in a sudden rainstorm, or even worse, a snowstorm, you’ve discovered that having enough windshield washer fluid can be just as important as having enough gas. Being able to see out of your windshield is not just a luxury, it can quickly become a necessity. If you’ve ever shut off your windshield wipers while driving in the rain, you realize just how important they are and how quickly your vision can be obscured. If you’ve ever been driving in the snow or on a dusty road and turned your windshield wipers on, you really know how dangerous it can be to not have windshield washer fluid. If you have a significant amount of dust, dirt, salt or other road grime on your windshield, but no moisture, and turn on your windshield wipers, you’re in for a very dangerous situation.
If it isn’t raining, or isn’t raining hard enough, your windshield wiper blades can drag that dirt and grime across your windshield leaving streaks that are nearly impossible to see through. This streaky windshield is a huge danger for you, those in your car, as well as those traveling around you. If you end up with this mess on your windshield and don’t have any washer fluid you will literally not be able to drive until you find a way to clean your windows.
At this point, it’s a great idea to stop and get some windshield wiper fluid to fill up your reservoir and get you home! Make sure you get fluid that won’t freeze and damage your windshield washer fluid reservoir or pump. The reality is that stopping to grab windshield wiper fluid at the convenience store or gas station will cost you in the long run. At places like this you often pay a premium for the convenience of having what you need right now. Just like making your own coffee at home rather than buying it at the gas station can save you money every day, planning ahead and purchasing your windshield wiper fluid before it is an emergency can save you time and money as well.
To plan ahead, you first have to know how much windshield wiper fluid you use. Depending on how often you wash your windows and what part of the country you live in, your use can vary significantly. Start by checking your windshield washer fluid level once per month. Your windshield washer fluid is held in a clear bottle somewhere in your engine bay so you should be able to look at the bottle and tell how much fluid is left. If after a few months you don’t see much of a change, start checking it every other month, or every 3 months and so on. If you live in a warm area of the country, you may be able to check your windshield wiper fluid level as little as twice per year.
If you do find a low fluid level during one of your checks, use BlueDevil Windshield Washer Concentrate to refill your reservoir. BlueDevil Windshield Washer Concentrate is simple to mix with water straight from your hose or tap to create the perfect windshield washer fluid. BlueDevil Windshield Washer Concentrate is powerful enough to remove road grime, bugs and dirt from your windshield without damaging the rubber, plastic or paint on your car. One bottle of BlueDevil Windshield Washer concentrate can make up to 16 gallons of washer fluid saving you space on the shelf, time at the store, and money on emergency purchases.
The best part is that BlueDevil Windshield Washer Concentrate is available at any of our partnering local auto parts stores in your neighborhood! Stores like:
- Advance Auto Parts
- Bennett Auto Supply
- CarQuest Auto parts
- NAPA Auto Parts
- O’Reilly Auto Parts
- Pep Boys
- Fast Track
- Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts Specialists
- S&E Quick Lube Distributer
- DYK Automotive
You can also purchase BlueDevil Windshield Washer Concentrate from the comfort of your home here: Washer Concentrate
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