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Can I Use Water In Place of Windshield Washer Solvent?

Can I Use Water In Place of Windshield Washer Solvent?

When people contemplate using water instead of windshield washer fluid, they do it for three very good reasons: Using water instead of windshield washer fluid saves money. Using water instead of windshield washer reduces the use of chemicals that pollute the environment. Water does not contain solvents that can damage the car's paint finish. However, does this mean that you should replace your windshield wiper solvent with water? The answer is no! Why You Should Never Use Water Instead of Window Wiper Fluid If you use water in your window wiper system in the winter, the water freezes, swells up as it turns to ice, and damages your entire system. If you use water in warm weather, especially tap water, is that the minerals in it crust in the wiper's reservoir, tubes and pump, eventually rendering it useless. Water does not have the solvents and soporific agents needed to dissolve bugs and rinse your windows so that they are crystal clear. Water can be used in your window wiper ... read more

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