What is cleaning the windshield washer tubes all about?
The tubes that make up your windshield washer system are typically several feet long and are connected directly to your windshield washer reservoir. These tubes are exposed to all the elements that come from the open road and over time, these tubes will begin to get clogged and dirty..
The jets are plastic nozzles that are located right at or near the middle of your hood. These nozzles must spray the windshield washing solution at varying levels of your driving speed. So cleaning these nozzles periodically is absolutely critical for the system to work.
Clean windshield washer tubes and jets allow you to quickly remove mud and other impediments that would normally get stuck on your windshield. Some of the symptoms that may make you think that the windshield washer tubes and jets are dirty may actually be due to the other components of your windshield washer system. These can be cleaned out as well if needed.
How important is this service?
Vision is one thing you should not compromise on when it comes to your daily driving. In the case of windshield washer tubes and jets, you’re cleaning a part that isn’t costly and can make a world of difference when it comes to safety.
If you find that the washer fluid is just not making it to where it needs to go, then invest in a proper cleaning.