The only thing worse than running out of windshield wiper fluid on a ugly day is having your wiper fluid freeze up.
This happened yesterday, as Ginny and I were on our way back home from my folks house.
I’m a little worried, however, about a leak … as I thought the wiper fluid reservoir was full yesterday … but when we got home, it wasn’t.
I couldn’t get the tube unfrozen by poring warm water on it last night … but it worked fine when I started the car this morning (still in the garage) … but half way to work, it wouldn’t spray anymore.
A co-worker suggested some other type of fluid to try that is specially formulated to prevent freezing. I’ll have to pick some up and try it.
The Splash brand stuff and the purple stuff they sell at Kwik Trip both work good.
FWIW: I think the reason for the freezing is poor quality wiper fluid. I stopped by Pep Boys to see what kind of fluid they have … and everything they carry has a temperature rating (-20 degrees, -30 degrees, etc) … the stuff I have has no rating. On my way home I picked up some -30 degree fluid at Sears (the ‘Splash’ brand I think) … we’ll see how much better that works.