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How to Change the Windshield Washer Fluid on a 2013 Nissan Rogue

2014 Nissan Rogue in RedWhen you buy your 2013 Nissan Rogue in MA, there are several maintenance issues you’ll need professional help with, and there are those you can handle yourself. Changing your Nissan windshield washer fluid is one that’s fairly easy to do and with the right direction you can certainly handle it yourself.

You should fill the reservoir as needed, for example if you’re checking the oil and happen to notice the washer fluid reservoir is low, or if your window washer warning light comes on. To get started, all you have to do is lip the cap on the reservoir and pour the fluid into the opening.

You may choose to add washer solvent to the water in your 2013 Nissan Rogue in MA, and when it’s winter you might also add antifreeze that’s specifically made for washer fluid. The fluids you buy will have instructions on the proper amount to mix, as they will typically simply be added to the fluid you already have.

When you’ll be driving in conditions that will require more windshield washing, such as a road trip through the desert, then you’ll of course pay closer attention to your washer fluid levels and ensure it’s regularly topped off. Nissan recommends that owners use Nissan brand cleaner and antifreeze, though equivalent products can be substituted.

There are a few words of caution that can save you time and hassle. First of all, don’t use engine anti-freeze coolant in your windshield washer solution. The type of anti-freeze that’s specifically made to be mixed with washer fluid has special compounds to ensure it doesn’t damage the paint on your car.

It’s also important not to fill the reservoir will full-strength concentrated washer fluid. Some bottles may come pre-mixed, and those are fine to add directly at full-strength. However, you want to avoid adding the concentrate, adding water, and blending within the reservoir. Any required blending should be done before it’s poured into the reservoir.

Some washer fluid concentrates contain methyl alcohol, and when it’s at full strength it can permanently mar the grille if it’s spilled while you’re filling the reservoir. Getting everything ready before hand, and carefully reading the above directions and tips, will ensure you’re able to keep the fluids at ideal levels in your 2013 Nissan Rogue in MA.

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