Q: Washer fluid in coolant

asked by on February 22, 2017

Accidentally put very little washer fluid in coolant, is my car okay?

Hello. Just a little washer fluid in your coolant system should not have any harmful effects, but it will be a good idea to flush the coolant system to keep the coolant in optimum condition and it is a great idea for maintenance reasons. You can find the costs for a coolant system flush here. https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/cooling-system-flush

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