One important component of your vehicle's washer system is the windshield washer nozzles. These parts tend not to break but sometimes they may get hit by debris or just crack with age. The clamps or tabs may break and the nozzle itself may become clogged. If any of this happens, the washer fluid may dribble out of not come out at all. It may spray unevenly or may spray somewhere else on the car. This means that your windshield will not be clean and the fluid may leak onto other parts of the car. Changing the parts now will mean you can properly clean the windshield if you are suddenly hit dirt, pollen or bugs all of which can make seeing virtually impossible if there is direct sunlight coming through the windshield.
Although windshields were around for a long time, it was not until the 1930s that an aftermarket washer system was devised for cars. After World War II they began to be offered as standard on most vehicles and today are on virtually all cars and trucks. The nozzles themselves are very small and usually made out of plastic or metal. They are usually black or may be painted body color. Newer designs included heated ones to help clear ice on cold days and special high-pressure ones designed to quickly and efficient clear the glass.
These are general instructions to install the windshield washer nozzles. It can be a difficult job and requires checking and correctly hooking up the washer fluid hoses. They are usually located in special cutouts on the hood. Open the hood, remove any inner panels or insulation, and unclip the retaining screws holding the part it. Remove the washer hoses and other parts that are connected to it. They may have a gasket that is either separate or already attached to the part. Place the new nozzle back in and reattached all the hoses and clips or tabs back into place. The hoses should be clipped back into place to avoid bends and breaks.
Car Parts Discount has great customer service and low prices for all your wiper system needs. Keep your windscreen clean with a new set of washer nozzles. We carry respected name brands for most vehicles like Dorman, VDO and Hella. Save yourself the hassle of having to manually wash the windshield and purpose a new set of wiper system components like the jets, fluid reservoir, wiper arms and wiper blades.