How Long Does a Washer Fluid Level Switch Last?

For most car owners, staying safe while on the road is a top priority and something that they take very seriously. Making sure that each of the safety features that are on a care stay functional is not an easy task, but something that is well worth the effort. When there is dirt or grime on the windshield of the car, you will need to use your washer fluid to get it off. The washer fluid will have to come from a reservoir. In order to determine when more needs to be added to the reservoir, your washer fluid level switch will have to remain functional.

Just like the other switches or sensors on your car, the washer fluid level switch is made to be a lifetime part. With all of the different hazards under the engine of the car that can lead to damage to this switch, which means that you will need to keep an eye out for warning signs when repairs are needed. If you use water instead of washer fluid, then it may lead to mold developing on the switch. This mold will prohibit the switch from getting accurate readings. By using the recommended washer fluid for your vehicle, you will be able to avoid some repair issues.

In some instances, the damage that is done to the washer fluid switch will be caused by freezing temperatures. If the fluid freezes inside of the switch, it can lead to it getting shorted out and not functioning properly. Taking the time to inspect your washer fluid reservoir from time to time can help you to spot issues before they become a big problem.

When there is an issue with this switch, you may start to notice certain warning signs:

  • The washer fluid runs out and there is no indicator light to alert you
  • There washer fluid reservoir is full but the low indicator light is on
  • The low washer fluid indicator light flashes on and off erratically

Once the issues with the washer fluid level switch are detected, you will need to act quickly to get them addressed. A professional mechanic can assist you in the replacement of the washer fluid level switch and get it fixed right away.


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