Safety Tip: Keep water in your washer bottle

Safety Tip: Keep water in your washer bottle

Why you need to keep the water topped up in your washer bottle.

Safety Tip: Keep water in your washer bottle

Safety Tip: Keep water in your washer bottle - what do you do if you are blinded and can’t wash off?

We would hate to think about the percentage of cars that are out there on the roads that don’t have water in their windscreen washer bottles.

It might seem link an innocuous thing, but there is a reason your car has a washer bottle and it’s absolutely essential that you have water on stand-by to help you clean your windscreen.

Now, you might think that the only thing you ever want to wash off your windscreen is the odd splattered bug that you pick up, however, there are times when it is vital to be able give your windscreen wipers some help in removing things from your windscreen.

For example, it is not unheard of for mud to be splashed up from potholes, while road works are going on, or from the shoulder of the road.

Imagine driving along and suddenly being blinded by a thick coating of dirt and mud.

Your wipers may not be able to shift this coating fast enough to help you maintain your vision and we don’t need to tell you just how dangerous that could be.

Making sure your car washer bottle is standing-by with plenty of water and a good quality washer fluid will have you ready to wash off anything that might unexpectedly hit your windscreen.

Safety Tip: Keep water in your washer bottle

Safety Tip: Keep water in your washer bottle - simply lift the lid and refill, don’t forget some washer fluid too!

And of course, a clean windscreen at the best of times is a plus, both for safety reasons and to help reduce glare.

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About the author

Joel Helmes

Joel is the founder, editor and managing director of Behind the Wheel. Joel has a background as a radio broadcaster with on-air roles at 4BC, 4KQ, 2KY, 2LT and 2UE amongst others, as well as a news editor and program director. Joel’s relationship with cars stems back to his early childhood learning to change oil and brakes with his father and uncle. This continued on into his driving years owning an assorted collection of cars.