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Q: How do I use the windshield washer?

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How do I use the windshield washer?

The windshield washer is a safety feature that helps improve your visibility. When you use the windshield washer is used, it will spray washer fluid onto the windshield, and then wipe it away. To use the washer, pull the wiper lever towards you, and hold it until enough washer fluid has been sprayed on the windshield. When you release the lever the fluid will stop, and the wiper blades will wipe two or three more times.

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