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The 12 Worst Car Tips Mechanics Have Ever Heard

Reader's Digest.CA Logo By Joe McKinley of Reader's Digest.CA | Slide 1 of 12: 'Windshield washer fluid is a mixture of solvent, detergent, and antifreeze agents. If it's replaced with water, you risk clogging the reservoir and associated hoses. In addition, in low-temperature climates, the reservoirs will crack when the water freezes and expands.' —Kevin Coyle, General Manager of Carvana's inspection center near Philadelphia

Save on windshield wiper fluid by using water

'Windshield washer fluid is a mixture of solvent, detergent, and antifreeze agents. If it's replaced with water, you risk clogging the reservoir and associated hoses. In addition, in low-temperature climates, the reservoirs will crack when the water freezes and expands.' —Kevin Coyle, General Manager of Carvana's inspection center near Philadelphia
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