Windshield washing is one of the most basic and common auto maintenance tasks that drivers need to do. But how do you know when it’s time for an adjustment to your washer nozzle? In this blog post, we will outline the three main guidelines for adjusting your windshield washer nozzles so that you get the best cleaning performance from your car.
What is a Washer Nozzle and How Does it Work?
A washer nozzle is a device used on cars with automatic windshield wipers. It helps direct the water onto the windshield in a controlled manner. The washer nozzle can be adjusted to direct more or less water onto the windshield.
How to Adjust a Washer Nozzle
If the windshield washer nozzle is not spraying water evenly, it may need to be adjusted. To adjust the nozzle, first remove the cap on the end of the hose. Turn the nozzle so that the small hole is pointing in the direction you want the spray to go. Replace the cap and tighten it using a wrench.
When to Adjust a Washer Nozzle
One of the most common reasons why a car’s windshield washer won’t work is because the nozzle has been incorrectly adjusted. When to adjust a windshield washer nozzle depends on the type of car and windscreen wash system it has.
For cars with bucket-style systems: raise and lower the washer arm until water is coming out from the end of the nozzle at an angle that’s about 45 degrees from horizontal. For cars with rotary systems: turn the spray arm until water is coming out from the end of the nozzle at an angle that’s about 45 degrees from horizontal.