Adding washer fluid is one the easiest maintenance tasks you can perform. Keeping the washer reservoir full of washer solvent maximizes your visibility by keeping the windshield clean and clear, making driving easier and safer.
Adding Washer Fluid
- Do NOT add plain water to the reservoir. Plain water can grow algae or leave mineral deposits that clog spray nozzles. Water may also freeze in cold weather. Add only washer fluid because it provides added protection from these elements
- Check the owner’s manual to locate the washer solvent reservoir. Although the filler caps are usually labeled, it may be hard to differentiate between the engine coolant and washer reservoirs on some vehicles
- Most washer fluid is sold in gallon containers. A concentrated formula also is available in a much smaller container that when mixed with distilled water is as suitable as the already mixed version.