What Happens if Your Washer Fluid Reservoir Is Empty?

Let’s face it, when it comes to vehicle maintenance, windshield wiper fluid is often something that is overlooked. The fluid in your windshield washer reservoir not only ensures that you’re able to clean your windshield, but it also acts as a lubricant for critical parts including the washer fluid pump, wiper system, hoses, and much more.

What happens if the washer fluid reservoir is left empty? Just like any other component, over time the lack of fluid will cause your washer fluid pump to stop working. This can be the result of corrosion and the degradation of plastic parts that make up the washer fluid pump. Additionally, the rubber hoses that funnel the washer fluid to the windshield may begin to crack, as they become increasingly dry.

Sure, there are other fluids that are more critical when it comes to keeping your vehicle running at peak efficiency, but properly maintaining your vehicle means inspecting all components, even something as small as the washer fluid levels. If it’s been awhile since you’ve had your vehicle serviced, we at Germain BMW of Naples would encourage you to visit our service department as soon as possible.
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