When winter sets in, there’s nothing more frustrating than having your wiper fluid freeze. You’re driving down the road when suddenly slush and grime cover your windshield. You try to wipe it off, but your wiper fluid won’t spray! The windshield wiper fluid is frozen!
Don’t worry. In this blog, we’ll show you how to thaw frozen washer fluid lines and get your windshield clear again.
Why Does Wiper Fluid Freeze?
Wiper fluid can freeze when the cold temperature drops below freezing (32 degrees Fahrenheit), clogging your wiper fluid lines with ice. When this happens, unfreeze your windshield washer fluid fast to drive safely on the wintery road.
How to Unfreeze Your Windshield Washer Fluid
Follow these steps to unfreeze your wiper fluid:
Warm Up Your Car: Start the car and let it sit idle for a few minutes to warm up the engine. Turn the heat on. Not only will this warm up your car, but it can help thaw the windshield wiper fluid.
Thawing Fluid Lines: Park your car in a heated garage or use a space heater to warm the lines. Never use an open flame or boiling water. These can damage the lines.
Use De-Icer: You can purchase a commercial windshield washer de-icer from your local auto parts store. Add this de-icer to your washer fluid reservoir to help prevent freezing.
Windshield Washer Fluid: Use a high-quality winter-grade washer fluid that contains antifreeze. The chemicals in the fluid allow it to withstand colder temperatures.
With these simple steps, your windshield wiper fluid should unfreeze and work properly.
Preventing Frozen Windshield Wiper Lines
Dealing with a frozen windshield wiper line is a common issue during winter. To avoid this problem in the future, use winter-grade washer fluid in the reservoir and keep it filled to prevent grime and ice buildup.
Contact Aero Auto Parts for Replacement Parts
If you need a new windshield or wipers, visit Aero Auto Parts! We have a massive inventory of auto parts and accessories, including windshield frames, hinges, and wiper arms! Call now at 773-483-2626 to find the components to stay safe on the road this winter!