Why You Should Never Substitute Windshield Wiper Fluid with Water


Have you ever considered just saving a couple of bucks and utilizing water in your windshield washer fluid reservoir instead of windshield wiper fluid? If so you may want to reconsider as there are a few dangers this could present such as follows.
  • Standing water is a breeding ground for bacteria. This could cause serious health concerns for the driver and passengers in the vehicle.
  • Water does not clear window grime, road build-up, or bugs from the windshield as it does not contain detergents like windshield wiper fluid does.
  • Water does not help the components of your windshield wiper system stay lubricated like windshield wiper fluid does.
These are just a few of the reasons we here at Charlie's Toyota, wanted to warn you about substituting windshield wiper fluid with water. We hope that you will in return share this information with others so that they can make a wise decision when it comes to what to put in your windshield wiper fluid reservoir.
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