Why You Should Not Use Water In Your Windshield Washer Tank

Water inside the windshield washer tank may be causing more issues than you realize. Consider replacing the water in your reservoir for these reasons and more.

The water in the washer tank will not work effectively once the temperatures get below freezing. Not only will you not be able to clear away obstructions from your field of vision, that block of ice in the washer tank could damage the pump, the lines, and even crack the tank.

The windshield wiper fluid contains detergents that are designs to break down things like bird droppings and easily wash away those dead bugs from the windshield.

The washer fluid will actually soften the rubber of the wiper blades so they last longer and they are able to easily withstand the colder temperatures without ripping or tearing like they would if you only used water.

Don't leave the water in that reservoir, come to BMW of Southampton in Southampton, NY and we will give you a hand with all of your servicing needs.

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