How To Spray Water on a Tesla Windshield

A Tesla Model 3 windshield is made of laminated glass, designed to protect the cabin from wind and weather. Unfortunately, it can get dirty very quickly. So, how can you spray water on your Tesla Model 3 to keep its pristine look unchanged?

You can spray water on your Tesla Model 3 using the buttons on the turn signal stalk. It will cover the windshield with washer fluid and then, you can control how the wipers work and sweep across the windshield. The main screen also allows you to control the wiper movements. 

The rest of this article will explain how the Tesla Model 3 windshield wipers operate and how to change wiper fluid. We will also compare the Tesla Model 3 windshield with other models.

How to Spray Washer Fluid on a Tesla Model 3

Using wiper fluid will help keep your windshield sparkling clean and improve efficiency by reducing maintenance time. Here’s how you can spray water on your Tesla Model 3 Windshield using wiper controls:

  1. Make sure that your hood is fully closed to prevent any damage to the wipers.
  2. Press and hold the wiper button (located at the end of the turn signal stalk) to spray washer fluid onto the windshield.
  3. The wipers will automatically turn on and perform three sweeps.
  4. For additional sweeps, you can tap the wiper button.
  5. For continuous sweeps, locate the windshield wiper icon on your touchscreen and turn it on. You can adjust the speed and also turn on Auto mode if you prefer. 
Besides its sleek design, the Tesla Model 3 is also packed with the most advanced technology in recent automobiles. However, one of the most significant issues with owning such a high-tech vehicle is cleanliness and daily maintenance. Photo by Justin Cron on Unsplash

How Do You Clean a Tesla Model 3 Windshield?

You can clean your Tesla model 3 windshield with methods in addition to using the windshield wiper. You can use a microfiber cloth and take it to the car wash. 

  1. Use a Microfiber Cloth

Using a microfiber cloth is completely safe and doesn’t damage your Tesla windshield. If you use a dry microfiber cloth, you can easily remove tiny dust particles and dirt from the surface of your car’s windshield without the use of any chemicals. When you clean the windscreen, avoid using detergent as it can make it more challenging to spot dirt and stains.

2. Visit a Car Wash 

Tesla recommends visiting a touchless car wash to properly clean your vehicle. The Tesla Model 3 is a revolutionary electric car that comes with many features. One of these features is the car wash mode which is specially designed for car washes. When visiting a carwash, simply enable this mode to prevent any damage to moving parts, such as your windshield wipers. 

Anyway, on a similar note, I also wrote a somewhat related article titled: “Can You Take an Electric Car Through a Carwash?” I think it might give additional info with regards to this one. Check it out!


3. Use Wiper Fluid in Tandem With Windshield Wipers

If you’re on the move and need to clean your windshield, you can spray wiper fluid on your windshield by holding the wiper button.

This will cover the glass with wiper fluid and make it easier to clean off excess dirt, grime, and dust. Tapping the same button will activate the windshield wipers and leave you with a sparkling clean windshield. 

How To Change Wiper Fluid on a Tesla Model 3

Once your wiper fluid is depleted, you’ll receive a notification on your touchscreen. To refill, you need to add wiper fluid to the fluid reservoir located in the front trunk. 

To do so:

  1. Open the front hood by using the controls on your touchscreen.
  2. Use a piece of cloth to clean around the filler cap; this will prevent dust from contaminating the tank.
  3. Lift off the filler cap.
  4. Add windshield wiper fluid to the reservoir until the liquid reaches 2 inches (5 cm) below the filler neck.
  5. Close the filler cap and wash off any spills.

I found some neat tricks for Tesla Washer Fluids. Check this article out!

What Wiper Fluid Should Be Used for a Tesla Model 3

The best wiper fluid for the Tesla Model 3 is the Supertech Deicer windshield washer fluid. It’s cheap yet very effective and can protect your windshield at temperatures down to -25 °F (-31°C).

Tesla recommends avoiding wiper fluids with volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Wiper fluids that contain organic bug-repellent or water-proof ingredients should also be avoided, as they harm your windshield’s integrity. 

If you live in a region that frequently experiences lower temperatures, you should use a wiper fluid with antifreeze. However, it’s important to watch out for brands that use VOCs. 

ModelWiper Size
Tesla Model 328-inch (71-cm) drivers side 18-inch (46-cm) passengers side
Tesla Model S28-inch (71-cm) drivers side 17-inch (43-cm) passengers side
Tesla Model X28-inch (71-cm) drivers side 18-inch (46-cm) passengers side
Tesla Model Y26-inch (66-cm) drivers side 20-inch (51-cm) passengers side
This table compares Windshield Wiper Sizes on Different Tesla Models

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