Windshield wiper fluids are concoctions made from various ingredients that have excellent cleaning properties. Almost all commercially sold windshield wiper fluids contain elements that can be extremely poisonous when inhaled or ingested. Watered-down versions, on the other hand, do not pose as great a risk as their concentrated counterparts but may still cause respiratory problems and skin irritations. Not only is one's health at risk from using commercial windshield wiper fluids, but one's finances as well. This is why many consumers looking to balance their budgets and take care of their family's well being are on the constant look out for better alternatives to chemical-laden windshield wiper fluids currently out in the market.
- Make a solution with vinegar as your main ingredient. White vinegar used in cooking contains acetic acid and has very effective cleaning and disinfecting properties. White vinegar is also very environment-friendly which is why using it as a cleaning agent not only improves your family's health, but the Earth's as well. To make your very own windshield wiper fluid, mix in equivalent amounts of distilled water and white vinegar in a bucket. Stir this solution thoroughly before putting it into a spray bottle. Spray your car windows and wipe away the grease and dirt with a microfiber cloth. Not only is this concoction excellent for cleaning glass, but granite surfaces as well.
- Add and mix in some cornstarch. Cornstarch contains outstanding cleaning and disinfecting properties much like the common white vinegar. Cornstarch is also an excellent bug repellent. To start making a windshield wiper fluid mixture using cornstarch, grab a bottle of white vinegar and a carton of cornstarch from your kitchen cupboard first. Pour about half a cup of white vinegar into a small glass container. Afterwards, mix in 4 tablespoons of cornstarch making sure that it is properly diluted. Add in two cups of lukewarm water and stir well. This mixture is now ready for use.
- Dilute your left-over commercial windshield wiper fluid. If you still have a bottle of commercial windshield wiper fluid lying around in your garage, then it will be a good idea to dilute it with white vinegar to make a watered-down homemade version. Mix in equal parts of the white vinegar and windshield wiper fluid and pour it into a spray bottle.
Obviously, these homemade versions of windshield wiper fluids do not contain anti-freeze agents. This is why it is very important to remember not to pour the solution in the car's tank as it will inevitably freeze during the winter months.