How to add Windshield Washer Fluid - Acura vehicles

If your Acura is low on windshield washer fluid level, you will get a warning message on the instrument cluster stating "Low Windshield Washer Fluid Level".

In this guide, you will learn how to add windshield washer fluid on Acura vehicles. Adding Acura windshield washer fluid is very easy and takes only a few minutes.


The most common sign that you are low on windshield washer fluid is that no water sprays on the windshield when you press the switch.

This is because there is No Windshield Washer Fluid in the reservoir. Low Washer Fluid Warning will show on the Multi-information display.

What you will need

Any washer fluid can be used in your Acura. Washer fluid doesn't have to be approved by the Acura dealer.

You can buy washer fluid for your Acura from local auto parts stores or various online retailers. 


Follow these instructions to learn how to add windshield washer fluid to your Acura. 

Open Hood

Open the hood of your car to access the washer fluid reservoir.

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Watch the following video if you need help with this step. 


Locate Windshield Fluid Reservoir

The washer fluid reservoir on ACURA cars is located in the engine bay, passenger side.

If your Acura has a rear wiper the same reservoir often feeds the rear wiper as well. Check your ACURA owners manual to make sure your Acura doesn't have secondary washer fluid in the back.

acura windshield washer reservoir location

Location of windshield washer reservoir on Acura TL. Blue cap. 

where to add windshield washer fluid on Acura


Open reservoir cap

In the picture above you can see the location of the windshield washer reservoir on an Acura TLX. Open the washer reservoir cap.

If you can't see the washer fluid through the lid, you will need to add windshield washer fluid.

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Add windshield washer fluid

Pour new windshield washer fluid. Add washer fluid until the level gets about two inches below the reservoir cap.



  • Anti-freeze is poisonous and should be stored carefully in marked containers out of the reach of children.
  • While you may be able to get away with using water in the summertime, in the winter months the water can freeze and crack the reservoir or damage the delivery lines. 
  • State or local regulations may restrict the use of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are commonly used as anti-freeze agents in washer fluid. A washer fluid with limited VOC content should be used only if it provides adequate freeze resistance for all regions and climates in which the vehicle will be operated.


  • Do not substitute engine anti-freeze coolant for windshield-washer fluid.
  • Do not fill the windshield washer fluid reservoir with washer fluid concentrates at full strength. Some methyl alcohol based washer fluid concentrates may permanently stain the grille if spilled while filling the windshield washer fluid reservoir.
  • Pre-mix washer fluid concentrates with water to the manufacturer's recommended levels before pouring the fluid into the windshield-washer fluid reservoir.


By YOUCANIC on Aug 6, 2019


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