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Can You Use Water Instead Of Windshield Wiper Fluid?

Can You Use Water Instead Of Windshield Wiper Fluid?

    Washer fluid is especially helpful in Baldwinsville, NY during the winter months. Road salt, dirt and slush spray on to your windshield from vehicles in front of you while driving. Or when pollen coats your windows in the spring. Many of us have been in a pinch after the washer fluid has run out and thought, “Can I use water instead of washer fluid?” The answer depends on your local driving area. Learn more about the pros and cons of water vs. windshield washer fluid. Clear visibility is important for safe driving. While water does clean your windshield, it isn’t as effective as washer fluid. The fluid contains solvents that loosen and clean dirt and debris on your windshield. Water will likely smear the dirt and grime. Water freezes and could cause damage to your tank and fluid lines. Washer fluid has anti-freezing properties that can be used during freezing temperatures. Bacteria and microbes can grow in the washer fluid reservoir if you use water ... read more

Can You Get Pulled Over For Tinted Windows In NY?

Can You Get Pulled Over For Tinted Windows In NY?

    All states have window tint percentage laws. These window tint laws were created to help protect law enforcement. Having tinted windows in New York is not illegal, however, there are specific rules for different types of vehicles. Learn more about the window tint laws and see if your vehicle’s tint is lawful.     Why Do People Tint Their Car Windows? You have probably seen window tints on most cars and trucks, whether your are on your way to work, school or the grocery store. Some vehicles come with tinted windows right from the factory and others are put on by the current owner (aftermarket). Factory tinted glass contains pigments and dyes that are mixed into the glass during manufacturing. This darkens the glass and prevents a percentage of visible light from passing through. Aftermarket window tint is a film, made from multiple layers of polyester, that is applied to windows. This film contains metal particles, dyes and pigments to co ... read more

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