What to do if you have frozen liquid in the glass washer reservoir
Nowadays, it is at least ungrateful to believe weather forecasts, especially in the winter season. Snow, for example, always falls suddenly when it is not waiting or is not waiting. Drivers at the same time urgently run to change tires. Frosts begin and motorists remember an uncharged or faulty battery. And of course, we all forget to fill in the “non-freezing” in time and often the washer reservoir fetters the permafrost.
No one is safe from the fact that in the morning by pressing the washer lever we hear the sound of the drive, and the liquid does not flow. But at the same time, we remember that recently a full glass washer reservoir was poured. The most annoying thing is that on the shelf there is a treasured canister of “non-freezing”. How to quickly and easily defrost a washer reservoir?
What can not be done!
Immediately after an annoying misunderstanding, a car enthusiast crawls on the Internet to find a way out. The first thing they advise is to warm the tank with hot water. Yeah, direct boiling water, pour in and everything will be fine, they write so. But you don’t think if your tank is more than half full with washer fluid, then this “trick” will not help. In other words, you will only spoil it all, now you will have a completely frozen tank, which, in addition to everything else, may also deform from ice frozen in it or even burst.
Buy an “anti-freeze” in advance
Another favorite way for the rest of the drivers, who do not fill it with boiling water, but naively believe that if you start the car engine all the ice in the washer will melt, it wasn’t there. Do you know why? Yes, because the washer reservoir where you have it right is under the wing, and not under the hood, so agree naively to assume that a running engine is “drowning ice”. Yes, and do not forget to buy the “frost-free” in advance, because no matter how economical the driver you are, this summer and spring you can fill the water with liters there, and in winter you don’t want to, you’ll have to buy the “frost-free” whatever you like.
Since still warm the washer reservoir?
It all depends on what kind of car you have, domestic or foreign production. At VAZ, everything is simple, remove the barrels and carry a garage or a house to a warm place, there we warm it, carry it, put it back and fill it with an “unfrozen”. By the way, before pouring it into the tank, it should be warmed up properly. With foreign cars you need to act differently. It is necessary to heat a non-freezing washer fluid that maintains the lowest temperature threshold. Preheat it at home to a state of boiling water. Pour it into the washer reservoir and start the engine and warm the machine thoroughly by turning on the stove. When your tank and moves away from the ice, do not forget to pour out the mess that will be in it, otherwise there is a possibility that the water with the “frost-free” can freeze again.
Put the car in an indoor heated parking
The method is certainly good, but there are two points. Firstly, there are not many such parking lots in the city, and secondly, to defrost a full tank, you need at least 5-6 hours.
Contact the service
When all else fails, you can contact the service center. There they will either remove the tank and warm it with hot water, or they will heat it with a hairdryer. But this is time and money.
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