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With the winter season here and road salt being poured all over the roads, keeping your vehicle clean requires a little extra effort. One of the components to help you do this is your washer system. When you use the right fluid and it works properly, your washer system can keep your visibility very good through virtually any driving conditions. Some things can go wrong, though, so we’ve explained how the system works and what to look for if you’re experiencing any issues.

How A Vehicle Washer System Works

The washer fluid container is found in the engine compartment and you have to have fluid in it for the system to work. When you turn the switch on in your vehicle to spray the fluid out, it sends a signal to the pump that’s inside the container with fluid. The pump will then pump the fluid through tubing and it comes out through the spray nozzles that are located on the hood of the vehicle or sometimes on the wiper arms. The fluid sprays on the windshield while the wipers move back and forth to clean your windshield and improve visibility.

What Can Go Wrong With Your Washer System?

Learn how to manage issues with your washer system.Your washer system is very simple, but it can experience problems over time. You could have a bad switch, a malfunctioning pump, a leaking fluid tank, or the fluid could freeze inside your tank. However, if you use a good quality washer fluid, then you shouldn’t have to worry about it freezing. Sometimes the spray nozzles could get clogged as well from either the washer fluid or debris from the vehicle. The spray nozzles can often be cleaned, but can also get to the point where they need to be replaced. 

Bring Your Car To DeBoer’s Auto For Any Problems

If you’re having any problems with your washer system, don’t hesitate to bring your vehicle to DeBoer’s Auto. We will diagnose the problem and get it back to operating correctly and efficiently for you. It can be dangerous driving without a functional washer system since you never know when dirt or debris will get on your windshield and impair your visibility. It’s always best to schedule an appointment so it can be fixed as soon as possible.

DeBoer’s Auto wants to keep you safe on the road at all times, especially during the winter. The washer system is something we often take for granted until it’s not working properly. If you’re experiencing any problems with yours, contact us right away to schedule an appointment with us and we will repair it.



Bill DeBoer

Written by Bill DeBoer

William J. DeBoer (Bill Jr.) is Co-owner and Vice President at DeBoer’s Auto. As the company’s General Manager, Bill has been responsible for bringing innovations in daily operations to the full-service, high-tech auto repair facility for 20+ years. Passionate about computers from an early age, Bill’s interest in technology gravitated to cars while he was in college. By obtaining a Certificate in Automotive Technology followed by a B.S. in Business Management from Penn State, Bill was able to fuse his interests into a car technology specialization and join the family business shortly thereafter.