What is the Best Windshield Washer Fluid?


Windshield washer fluid is one of those things that you often don’t think about until its gone and you can’t see a thing.  At that point the only alternative is to stop at a gas station every few miles and hope they have a squeegee available with fresh cleaning solution.  Many times if you take your vehicle into a shop for regular maintenance, one of the services they offer is to have all of your fluids topped off, which should include your windshield washer fluid.  Make sure to check this if you have any doubts.  Some friends of mine recently relocated from a warmer part of the country to a colder part only to realize their repair shop had been topping off the windshield washer fluid reservoir with water which left them with a frozen reservoir and probably a broken windshield washer fluid pump.

Characteristics of the Best Windshield Washer Fluid

The best windshield washer fluid will certainly be one with a low freezing point.  Even if you live in a warm part of the country, or it’s the beginning of summer, you never know when you will find yourself in colder temperatures.  Many vehicles today have windshield washer fluid reservoirs that hold over a gallon of fluid.  With that much fluid it will take over 8 minutes of continuous spraying to empty the tank.  Assuming you spray your windshield a few times per week it would take between 8 and 14 months to empty your windshield washer fluid reservoir.  So you should always fill your reservoir with antifreeze windshield washer fluid to ensure you don’t find yourself with a frozen reservoir months down the road.

Windshield cleanerThe best windshield washer fluid will also have a strong cleaning agent to ensure road grime and grit will be removed.  Whether its salt and dirt from the road during winter, or a swarm of bugs you drove through on the highway, it’s important that the windshield washer fluid you have in your vehicle has a strong solvent that can break up the stuck on mess to give you a clean windshield again.

It is also important that the windshield washer fluid you choose is safe for the finishes and seals on your vehicle.  Too harsh of a chemical repeatedly being sprayed on your windshield seals, and the paint on the windshield frame, roof and hood of your car can cause ruin the rubber and fade the paint on your vehicle possibly even causing clear coat damage.  You’ll have a clean windshield but can cause expensive damage to the rest of your vehicle.

The best windshield washer fluid will also not break the bank.  Just because you need a good windshield wiper fluid to drive safely doesn’t mean you should have to pay too much money for it.

There is one product that does all these things as well as comes in an easy to store container.  BlueDevil Windshield Washer Concentrate is the best windshield washer fluid you can purchase for your car, at a low price.  BlueDevil Windshield Washer Concentrate comes in a concentrated formula that makes up to 16 gallons from one bottle!  A measuring cup even comes included on the container.  It is an industrial strength formula with the cleaning power you need that is safe to use in all seasons because it won’t harm the finishes or seals on your vehicle and prevents washer system freeze ups.

BlueDevil Products can be found on Amazon.com or at AutoZone, Advance Auto Parts, O’Reilly Auto Parts, NAPA, and other major auto parts retailers.

4 responses to "What is the Best Windshield Washer Fluid?"


  1. Jim on January 14, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    I have very hard water and would be concerned with using this product since I have to use my own water. My hard water clogs up things in the house, cant risk it clogging up my washer fluid lines/system. rather use a non concentrated product that has the manufacturers own water in the bottle.

    • BlueDevil Pro on January 15, 2016 at 11:49 am


      If you were concerned with hard water then you could consider mixing BlueDevil Washer Concentrate with distilled water.

      Thank you!


  2. Ricky K Truess on July 25, 2020 at 12:17 pm

    What are the chemicals in this?

    Also, I’ve always been under the impression that RO and distilled water can damage metals. Is this something your professionals are aware of for a modern, Japanese-made car? That is, in terms of any components inside the wiper washer system.

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