What are the Windshield Washer Tubes all about?
It’s really about safety. Especially for those of you who live in cold and snowy climates, the windshield washer tubes allow you to remove much of the slushy snow and ice that accumulates on your windshield., In other climates, the washer tubes 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 are defective may actually be due to the other components of your windshield washer system such as jets that are either clogged up or broken, or a reservoir that accumulated dirt or other contaminants that clog up the system. Your washer tubes are only one small part of a much larger set of items that guarantee a clean windshield.
Keep in mind:
The tubes and hoses that clean your windshield are a safety item first and foremost. On most vehicles, these tubes are made out of rubber or plastic hoses that easily clasp onto the windshield washer reservoir along with the jets that spray your windshield cleaning solution.
Due to their fragile composition, windshield washer tubes can split or crack over time. Also, using pure water when it’s below freezing can quickly result in their failure. Only keep windshield washer fluid in your reservoir if you live in a cold climate.
If you can’t see well out of your windshield and the washer fluid is nowhere to be found, have one of our expert mechanics inspect the entire cleaning system for your windshield. This way you can have the source of the system quickly identified and repaired. For most cars, the cost of replacing your washer tubes and other related parts is very reasonable.
What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Windshield Washer Tubes?
- A lack of windshield washer spray on your windshield
- Cracks and splits on the windshield washer tubes
- Windshield washer tubes that are completely detached from their clasps and connections.
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, you’re replacing 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 inspection.