The windscreen cleaning on the vehicle is an elementary component of the car and improves vehicle safety. Clean windows thus reduce the risk of accidents. It therefore makes sense to always ensure that that all spare parts for the windscreen washer system function perfectly. In addition, great importance should also be attached to quality here. You receive the highest quality with the original spare parts of the vehicle manufacturers. You will find them at much lower prices than at your authorised repair shop.
In addition, in the lower section we go into more detail about which spare parts belong to the windscreen washer system and how they can best be maintained. Furthermore, we present possible causes in case the windshield cleaning does not work as expected. Last but not least, we clarify a few myths about the windscreen washer system.
The function of the windscreen washer system is to keep the windscreen and, depending on the vehicle, also the rear window clean and free of visual impairments. Impairments are:
In order to clean the car windows effectively, a perfect interaction of different car parts is necessary. The windscreen washer system on a car therefore consists of the following components:
Most of the spare parts listed above are movable elements which are subject to wear and tear. The more thoroughly and regularly the parts are maintained and cleaned, the longer they last. Nevertheless, all vehicle owners have to deal with the replacement of spare parts at regular intervals. Of course, the parts of a windscreen washer system wear to varying degrees. This also depends on their quality. High-quality spare parts have a longer durability than cheap goods. If something should break down, it is not immediately obvious to everyone which part is defective.
We have listed the most important malfunctions of the windscreen washer system below and always state the main causes and possible solutions.
|Interference||Possible causes||Error fixes|
|Wiper pulls streaks on windshield||Wiper blades are dirty, damaged and outdated||Clean wiper blades and if that doesn't help, replace them|
|Screen wiper jolts||Wiper motor defective or too weak
Insufficient liquid on windshield
Fill up with liquid or spray more water onto the windshield
|Too little wiping water gets onto the windshield for cleaning||Leaking hose systems
Leaking wiper water tank
Washing nozzles are adjusted
Check hoses and containers
Carefully adjust wash nozzles with a needle
|There is no fountain solution||nozzles clogged
hose connection to nozzle or wash water pump is not in order
hose line is broken
wash-water pump defective
| Carefully pike nozzles with a needle free
Create hose connection
Repair hose line
Check plug on wash water pump Clean (oxidation) if necessary or replace completely
There are always various questions and theories circulating on the net around the topic of windscreen cleaning. We get to the bottom of the most important of them here.
The windscreen washer system on the car should be completely checked at least once a year. For this purpose, it is best to visually inspect the following components:
The wash water pump, on the other hand, is best viewed by a specialist.
In addition to the annual check, it is advisable to pay more attention to the wiper blades. So it's worth wiping the windscreen wipers with a damp cloth every few weeks and treating them with a special rubber care product. In addition, heavy soiling on the windscreen should be cleaned during a car wash instead of trying it over the wiper blades. Do not remove ice with the windscreen wipers, but use an ice scraper. This will prolong the life of the wiper blades and ensure a good view at all times.
The cleaning of windows should not be underestimated. It is worth paying attention to it regularly so that you are always safe on the road. You can also rely on the quality of the original products. Should you have any further questions about the spare parts for a windscreen washer system or the care products, please feel free to contact our customer service.