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Can I Use Water in Place of Windshield Washer Solvent?

Can I Use Water in Place of Windshield Washer Solvent?

Many car owners use windshield washer solvent to keep their windshield clean. It is a chemical-based product that cleans and shines the windshield. However, it could be dangerous to use water in place of the windshield wiper fluid because it will damage the paint on your car. Although, water is environmentally-friendly. If you're wondering if you can use water as a windshield washer solution, read on: Why Can't You Replace Your Wiper Fluid With Regular Water? While it might seem like replacing your wiper fluid with water would be a simple fix, there are some drawbacks. One drawback is that it will corrode the wiper blades and cause them to wear out faster. It also leaves streaks on the windshield that are difficult to remove. Another drawback is that too much water can cause rust spots in the vehicle's metal parts. Regular water isn't a viable replacement for wiper fluid because it doesn't work well on ice and snow. If it was just replacing the fluid with any ... read more

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