Maintaining Your Nissan: Windshield-Washer Fluid and Washer Fluid Reservoir
Windshield-Washer Fluid Maintenance
Owners of Nissan Altima vehicles understand the importance of maintaining a clean and clear windshield. The windshield-washer fluid system plays a crucial role in ensuring optimal visibility while driving. Here are some guidelines for maintaining the windshield-washer fluid:
Checking and Refilling
Periodically check the windshield-washer fluid reservoir to ensure an adequate supply. When the low windshield-washer fluid warning light illuminates, it’s time to add more fluid. To refill the reservoir, follow these steps:
- Lift the cap off the reservoir.
- Pour the recommended windshield-washer fluid into the reservoir opening.
Choosing the Right Fluid
For optimal cleaning, consider adding a washer solvent to the fluid. In winter, incorporate a windshield washer antifreeze following the manufacturer’s recommended mixture ratio. The recommended fluid is Genuine NISSAN Windshield Washer Concentrate Cleaner & Antifreeze or its equivalent.
Be cautious when handling windshield-washer fluid:
- Anti-freeze Warning: Store anti-freeze carefully in marked containers out of the reach of children due to its poisonous nature.
- Coolant Substitution: Avoid substituting engine anti-freeze coolant for windshield-washer fluid to prevent potential damage to the paint.
- Concentrate Mixing: Do not fill the reservoir with washer fluid concentrates at full strength, as some concentrates may stain the grille. Pre-mix concentrates with water to the manufacturer’s recommended levels before pouring into the reservoir.
Washer Fluid Reservoir Replacement
Your Nissan’s Washer Fluid Reservoir is a critical component in keeping your windshield clean. If this reservoir is damaged, it can lead to fluid leaks, hindering your ability to clear your windshield while driving. Consider the following points:
Importance of a Functional Reservoir
A damaged reservoir can compromise the effectiveness of your windshield-washer fluid. Contamination may occur, leading to a breakdown of the fluid or causing scratches on the windshield when used.
Genuine OEM Replacement
For a perfect fit and optimum quality, opt for a genuine OEM replacement Washer Fluid Reservoir directly from Nissan. The part number 289109HM0A is designed for Nissan Altima 2013-2018 and Nissan Maxima 2016-2021 models.
When replacing the reservoir:
- Order Genuine OEM Part: Ensure you order the correct Washer Fluid Reservoir for your Nissan model.
- Refill Fluid: After installation, refill the reservoir with the recommended cleaning fluid.
- Enjoy Clear Visibility: Experience a spotless view and safe driving with a fully functional Washer Fluid Reservoir.
By following these guidelines, Nissan owners can maintain optimal visibility on the road and ensure the longevity of their windshield-washer fluid system.