My Windshield washer fluid is low. Do you guys schedule a service for that or fill it up with a specific windshield fluid?
I use a concentrate from Amazon, much cheaper than $$ for mostly water in sunny ca
The owners manual specifies what type of wiper fluid to use. I believe it says one without rain or bug repellent but you should check. Easy DIY.
With the way this car goes through fluid, I just buy the blue stuff in bulk at BJ's (similar to Costco).
The case lasts maybe, a day or two.
What is the volume of washer fluid tank? I asked local Tesla guys (Finland), and they didn´t know. Owner´s Manual does not have that info either.
Icpps, since it's an American car, one would guess close to a gallon. I know when it is empty it roughly takes a 1 gallon.
Thanks for the info. US fluid gallon (I am guessing) is less than four litres, right?
It is very funny that US still uses non-SI measures. One gallon is 231 cubic inces, logical..;-))
On the other hand, most of us have moved beyond hogsheads and pecks.
@icpps - there was an effort in the 1970s during the Carter administration to change the USA from the imperial English system to the metric system.
The effort failed miserably. I recall how challenging my Thermodynamics course at college was; not because of the concepts but because of the conversions from metric to English and back again.
Life would be simpler if we all used the same measurement system.
The metric system is so much easier than the English system we use!!!
FYI @ kevin_rf - I've gone from empty to full with a bottle of the typical blue stuff from 7-11, QuickChek or Circle K a few times now. The washer "tank" hits overflow with 2-3 inches of fluid left in the bottle. Definitely doesn't take a full gallon.
That's why I said roughly...
@kevin_rf, you said a case of washer fluid lasts you a day or two? Is a case four 1-gallon bottles? That’s a huge amount of fluid to use in such a short time. What are your conditions?
A bit of a satirical exaggeration, but in winter road salt spray conditions due to the superior design of the sprayers I go through a large amount. In those conditions, the area directly in front of the driver does not get cleaned, leading to excessive use. Especially at highway speeds. Meaning I can burn through a bottle in less than a week and often have to hand clean the window at the end of each trip.
I wish they would redesign the sprayer and issue a TSB to correct it. If someone develops a third party solution I would but it in a heartbeat.
Buy it in a heart beat
Odd 14k miles and still have not filled it.
I was wondering how big it was since we do use it.
Does it have low indicator or does it just run out?
It has a low indicator - up near home link. One has to click it to see what the issue is.
I use the BMW concentrate as BMWs are really picky.