Every vehicle has a rear windshield (or at least we hope so), and it’s important to make sure it stays clean. Dirty windshields in the front or rear can inhibit the sightlines of the driver, causing a safety risk to those in the vehicle. While your local service center can change the wiper fluid for you, it’s a fairly easy thing to do on your own. Sedans and coupes most likely won’t have rear wipers, but if you drive an SUV, your vehicle probably does. Keep reading to find out how to change your rear wiper fluid – it’s easier than you might think.
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Open your hood and find the washer fluid
Surprisingly to some, your front and rear washer fluid comes from the same compartment, and that compartment is located under the hood of the vehicle. Before you begin, put your vehicle in part and shut off the engine. Once that is done, you’re safe to pop the hood and find where your washer fluid is located. Usually, it is a white, translucent tank that has an image on it (see image toward the bottom of this page).
Remove the cap and check supply
After you’ve located the washer fluid supply, you can open up the cap. Normally, you’ll be able to see whether or not you have enough fluid by looking at the side of the tank before removing the cap, but sometimes you’ll have to peer into the top of the tank to get a closer look. If you don’t need fluid, don’t feel the need to fill it.
Fill it up and replace the cap
If you do need a bit of extra fluid, it’s time to fill it up. If you have a steady hand, you might be comfortable pouring it in through the opening of the tank. If you don’t, you might want to consider using a cone to pour it in. If you spill a bit of washer fluid, don’t worry – just wipe it up and be on your way. Once you’ve finished filling, replace the cap and close your hood.