Add Windshield Washer Fluid to a Tesla

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Is your windshield washer symbol illuminating on your Tesla dashboard? Learn how to fix the problem by adding windshield washer fluid to your Tesla. This guide will discuss what type of windshield washer fluid to use on a Tesla and how to add windshield washer fluid yourself.

How to add windshield washer fluid on a Tesla?

Adding windshield washer fluid to a Tesla is very easy. Here is how to add windshield washer fluid to a Tesla.

  1. Press the open hood to open the hood of the vehicle. Also known as frunk. open tesla front trunk frunk to add windshield washer fluid
  2. Go to the vehicle’s front, slide your hand under the hood, lift the hood, and ensure the hood stays up. tesla open hood
  3. Use a clean cloth to clean the cap from any dirt. This will prevent dirt from entering the windshield washer fluid reservoir. Tesla windshield washer fluid fill hole location front
  4. Lift the cap and add windshield washer fluid until the fluid is about two inches below the top.
  5. Close the cap by pressing it down firmly.

What type of windshield washer fluid does Tesla use?

  • Windshield Washer Fluid

On a Tesla, you can use any brand washer fluid as long as it provides anti-freeze protection. Tesla does not recommend using washer fluids with bug wash or water repellent additives because they can create marks or make the wipers noisy. Water can be used in case of an emergency in the summer months. Water should not be used in the winter months.

Do not use engine antifreeze (coolant) as a substitute for windshield washer fluid. Only add windshield washer fluid to the dedicated reservoir for windshield washer fluid. A top black cap and wiper symbol indicate a windshield washer fluid reservoir.

Make sure to use a windshield washer fluid that meets your local government’s requirements. This guide showed you how to add windshield washer fluid to a Tesla. The pictures in this guide are from a 2018 Tesla Model 3, but the procedure is the same for Model x and Model S.

We hope you find the Add Windshield Washer Fluid to a Tesla guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Tesla.

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