...Another FAQ article in a series from the pros at 106 St Tire & Wheel about choosing the right wiper fluid
The most critical facets about choosing the best windshield wiper fluid for your car is this:
1) freeze point
2) removal of oil, bug guts, dirt, bird droppings, road grime that cloud vision
b) do not expect all windshield wiper fluids to be created equal...READ THE LABEL!
c) consider the unpredictability of the approaching winter and what kinds of temperatures you will face
The critical thing to consider in purchasing windshield wiper is its weather freeze point. While the lower the freeze point, the better, we don't have to get paranoid about it and purchase one good to minus 75 degrees unless the climate change people are really right on!
With this in mind, consider a windshield wiper fluid that is temperature appropriate to where you live; minus 75 degrees may be great and dependable for Alaska or Siberia but overkill in NY, CT or NJ.
Make sure that your windshield wiper fluid is powerful and strong enough to remove dirt, grime, the suicide attack on your windshield by a host of bug species, oil, grease, bird poop, etc.
Another facet we need to think about is our climate change theorists...unexpected weather has plagued us in recent years....when in doubt go with a lower freeze point fluid.
Cost? Well, these types of fluids are generally responsibly priced but do they work? Why not try one and see how you do (and while you are it pick up a pair new wind wiper blades!) When you find one that does it all.....keeps the windshield really spotless, seems to handle the temperatures well, has a reasonable price tag, etc. pick up a few gallons so you will be ready for anything.
Just to make things easy, here's what your need from your windshield wiper fluid:
Windshield wiper fluid has LOW freezing point
Windshield wiper fluid that uses paint & clear coat safe cleaning chemicals
Windshield wiper fluid that won’t break the bank
Windshield wiper fluid that you buy in bulk
Windshield wiper fluid that is green and won't poison stray animals or impact the environment.
106 St Tire and Wheel stocks windshield wiper fluid at all 5 locations and we are here for you at two locations 24 hours, 7 days a week at 106-01 Northern Blvd and 105-08 Northern Blvd, 718-446-6769. Um, don't wait because of our unpredictable weather patterns!
Driving around in poor weather when you can't see is not a great idea. This is something to think about and purchase now... it's another safety issue, folks. Safety first NY!