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The Best Windshield Washer Fluid Hack

Windshield Washer Fluid Hack

Frozen Windshield Washer Fluid? Here's How to Fix It ASAP

Are you ready to go up to Whistler this winter? Is the car packed and ready to go? Before you take off, you'll want to make sure this one thing is prepared: you windshield washer fluid.

At Suburb Service, we get endless calls about frozen windshield washer fluid as our customers head up to the slopes. Don't let this be you! The windshield washer fluid that we add to our customer Subaru's works well at around 34 degrees Fahrenheit. If you're heading up to colder temperatures, we've got a solution for you. Here is the #1 windshield washer fluid hack for cold temperatures from Suburb Service's very own Candy. (You can also watch her explain these hacks on Facebook here.)

How to Unfreeze Windshield Washer Fluid: Our #1 Hacks

Stuck on the mountain with an icy windshield? Wondering how to unfreeze your windshield washer fluid? Here are our #1 tips for dealing with winter windshield issues.

Use Rubbing Alcohol

To unfreeze your frozen windshield washer fluid, the solution is simple: add rubbing alcohol to your washer bottle. It's the quickest, most fool-proof solution to keeping your windshield clean-even on a long weekend ski trip.

Create Your Own De-Icer

Another tip? Keep a spray bottle in your car. Fill it with one-half water and one-half rubbing alcohol (50% to 70% concentrated rubbing alcohol is best!). Once mixed, you've created a DIY de-icer for your windshield (without chemicals). Store-bought de-icing sprays often contain chemicals, like Ethylene glycol (or antifreeze). Not ideal if you have children or pets.

Do Not Use Your Windshield Wipers to Scrape

Never, ever use your windshield wipers as an ice scraper. You'll likely strip the linkage (and have to replace your wipers). Instead, pull your wiper blades away from your windshield before turning in for the night. This will keep them from starting involuntarily when you start your car!

Choose Suburb Service: Seattle's Subaru Experts

Keeping your car maintained in the winter is so important. Before you head off on your next ski adventure, it's best to winterize your Subaru-and prepare for icy windshields ahead of time.

Need help with maintenance? We're always here to help. Suburb Service offers excellent maintenance and repair service to Subaru owners in and around the Seattle area. To schedule a maintenance appointment or to schedule a repair service, contact us at (206) 705-8695 or fill out our online appointment request form. Show your Subaru some love.