While getting your car professionally serviced is a great way to ensure everything is done properly, there are some basic services that are simple enough to do yourself. We’ll walk you through how to change your windshield wipers, refill your windshield wiper fluid, and change your air filter.
Windshield wipers need to be changed about every six months. Follow these steps.
Remove the old wiper. Pull up on the arm until it locks in place. Look for a small tab that you can open. This will let the blade slide off. Repeat with the second blade.
Attach the new wiper. Line up the new wiper blade with the arm and slide it into place. You should hear a click as it locks into place. Repeat.
Note: Be careful that the empty wiper blade arm does not snap back against your windshield, as this could crack your window.
Windshield Wiper Fluid
To refill your washer fluid, follow these steps.
Open the hood. Look for the windshield washer reservoir. It has a symbol on it that shows something spraying onto a window. It is usually located near the side of the engine bay.
Refill. Look for the high fill line and refill the reservoir with washer fluid until it reaches that line. Consider using a funnel to avoid spills and splashes.
Note: If you have a rear window washer, check to see if it has a separate reservoir and refill, as needed.
Your air filter should be changed at least once a year. Make sure you have the proper tools and a replacement filter. Check your owner’s manual for what you’ll need.
Open the hood. Make sure the engine is cool, open the hood, and locate the air filter. It is usually in a black plastic case near the engine.
Remove the old filter. Open the clips or unscrew the screws holding in the filter. Take the filter out and clean out any remaining debris.
Put in the new filter. Slide the new filter in and replace the screws or clips.
To learn more or to schedule a service, contact us at Mountaineer Mitsubishi today.