Wednesday, September 14, 2016

How to Refill Wiper Fluid and Change Wiper Blades | Driver How-To | Ford

A quick how-to video on changing wiper blades and refilling wiper fluid. Hosted by Unbox Therapy’s Lewis Hilsenteger.

Refilling your washer fluid and swapping out wiper blades ( might seem like a challenge, but we think you’re up for it. That’s why we teamed up with Unbox Therapy to show you just how easy it can be to identify the washer fluid reservoir, top it off, and quickly swap out your wiper blades, using a Ford Escape with available rain-sensing wipers. (

When filling your wiper fluid, it’s important to remember a few key tips:
• Park your vehicle on a level surface, and set the parking brake.
• Roll up or remove loose clothing, and keep your arms away from the cooling fan(s) when checking the washer fluid—fans can turn on automatically, even when the engine is off.
• Only put windshield washer fluid in the washer fluid reservoir. Other vehicle fluids can damage your wiper/washer system.
• Don’t use water in the washer fluid reservoir. If it freezes, it can clog and damage the reservoir and hoses.
• In extremely cold weather, use low-temperature washer fluid. And don’t fill the reservoir all the way.

Once you’ve taken care of those steps, simply open your hood and find your washer fluid reservoir—it’s usually a white, translucent container with a windshield/water symbol on the cap. (Note: If your vehicle has a rear wiper, there may be a second reservoir for it as well.)

For additional info on refilling windshield washer fluid:

Before starting to change your wiper blades, make sure you have two new wiper blade inserts of the correct length. See your owner’s manual for specific wiper blade information and check out our recommended wiper blades for Ford and Lincoln vehicles:

For more information on changing your wiper blades:

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