What a surprise! I’m once again looking for ways to save money by making it myself. One really easy thing to make on your own is automobile washer fluid. There are lots of ways to make it, too, and you’ll likely have the ingredients on hand. Here are some options for making your own auto washer fluid.
Warm Weather Washer Fluid
If you live where it’s warm year round or you’re making fluid for warmer weather (spring, summer and fall), here are some options for washer fluid.
4 cups window cleaner
1 TB dish soap
12 cups distilled water
In the gallon jug, add in the window cleaner and dish soap. Fill the rest with distilled water. Add the cap and gently turn over to mix.
8 cups vinegar
8 cups distilled water
Add both ingredients to the jug and turn to mix. This is a great option because it’s environmentally friendly and inexpensive!
Cold Weather Washer Fluid
When temperatures are likely to dip below freezing, you need a different combination of ingredients to prevent the washer fluid from freezing.
8 oz (1 cup) 90% isopropyl alcohol
1 TB dish soap
15 cups distilled water
Fill jug with ingredients, add the cap and shake to mix.
For all of these options, you can also add a couple drops of food coloring to distinguish the liquid from other liquids making it easy to identify—whatever is your preference.
Has anyone made their own washer fluid for their cars? If so, what did you use for it and how well did it work? I’d love to hear others’ experiences with this, so tell me all about it!