Winter weather conditions can contribute to decreased visibility when you drive. The windshield wipers will need to be inspected to ensure that they are in the best working condition that they should be. Look for any rips, tears, or damage to each wiper. Also remember to check the rear windshield wiper if your vehicle comes equipped with one. If you notice any damage to them, make sure that they are replaced as soon as possible. This will help to clear the windshield of your vehicle when you are driving in snow, sleet, or mist.


Before you drive, check the windshield and all the windows. You will want to scrape the ice and frost from the windows. Also brush off any snow that is on the windows as well. Do not forget to remove any loose snow or ice from the hood, roof, and trunk of your vehicle as well. If you drive with it on there, there is an increased chance that it can blow up and impair the vision for other drivers. It is also important that brush off any snow that might be on the headlights or taillights of your vehicle. This will increase they distance you can see, as well allowing others to see where you are.

Top off washer fluid

Another tip is to make sure that the washer fluid is topped off in the reservoir of your vehicle. If road grime or slush splashes on the windshield, you may need the washer fluid. When the grime or slush dries, it may need the washer fluid in order for it to be removed easier. If you choose not to, there can be water spots and streaks that can decrease the visibility when you drive. You may also need the washer fluid if you have even the slightest of debris on the windshield. Keeping the windshield in the best condition is important, so you will not want to risk running the wipers on a dry windshield that has debris.