Which is the Best Windshield Washer Fluid?

windshield-washerWindshield washer fluid has become almost as bad as the cereal aisle at your local grocery store with how many options there are.  Blue, green orange, de-ice, bug remover, extra strength, maximum strength, and the list goes on!  We’re here to help you decide what you need for your car so you’re not overspending or damaging your car.

When it comes to windshield washer fluid, you want it to be powerful enough to clean your windows even after being assaulted by a swarm of bugs, but gentle enough to not harm the paint, rubber or metal on your vehicle.  The other thing to consider is freeze protection.  If you live in an area of the country where the winter temperatures regularly drop below freezing you need to make sure you’ve got a windshield washer fluid that won’t freeze.

If your windshield washer fluid freezes it can cause problems through the whole system.  Frozen fluid in your pump can crush the pump or break the seals allowing water to penetrate the electronics once things thaw out.  If your reservoir is full, your windshield washer fluid reservoir may even burst from the pressure.  Last but not least, the small plastic connections in the hose that runs from your reservoir to your nozzles can easily break causing leaks in hard to find places.  Since you may only fill your windshield washer fluid reservoir once per year, it is worth putting in freeze-resistant washer fluid year round so you don’t get caught in a cold snap with summer fluid.

It is also important to have washer fluid that is a powerful cleaner to make sure you can remove the stuck on grime and gunk that your windshield will accumulate with highway driving.  In most cases a mild solvent will do the trick, but you need something stronger than simply water.  Unfortunately, there also is a balancing act you have to do with the strength of the cleaners in your washer fluid.  If you use too powerful of a cleaner you will have a squeaky clean windshield but you will also end up with damage to your car.  Powerful cleaners can erode the rubber on your windshield wipers causing them to wear out prematurely, but it can also erode the other rubber or plastic components on your car like your windshield seal, your air vents or you washer nozzles.  Lastly, caustic cleaners can remove the wax on your car and even damage the clear coat on your hood leading the paint fading and devaluing of your vehicle.

The last problem with most windshield washer fluids is that those giant 1-gallon jugs can take up a lot of room in your garage or closet.  Many times you simply need a top off for a road trip, or your windshield washer fluid reservoir isn’t big enough to fit the entire jug.  This can leave you stuck with a big jug to store for months.

BlueDevil has formulated the best windshield washer fluid that can combat all these problems.  First, it comes in a concentrate so it’s in a small easy to store bottle that you simply mix with water.  Second, it contains powerful solvents that have been proven to be safe for all the surfaces and components on your car so it won’t damage or corrode anything.  Lastly, if BlueDevil Windshield Washer Fluid Concentrate is mixed at full strength it is freeze resistant and can be used in all seasons.

For more information about BlueDevil Windshield Washer Concentrate visit our product information page here: Windshield Washer Concentrate.

You can pick up BlueDevil Windshield Washer Concentrate at any of our partnering local auto parts stores like:

  • AutoZone
  • Advance Auto Parts
  • Bennett Auto Supply
  • CarQuest Auto parts
  • NAPA Auto Parts
  • O’Reilly Auto Parts
  • Pep Boys
  • Fast Track
  • Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts Specialists
  • S&E Quick Lube Distributer
  • DYK Automotive