Tesla Windshield Washer Fluid Capacity | All Models Compared

Have you ever wondered how much windshield washer fluid your Tesla holds? Although similar in function and form, each Tesla model has its particular windshield washer fluid capacity. 

The Tesla models offer a windshield washer fluid capacity of between 3 to 5.3 liters (0.79 and 1.40 gallons) of windshield washer fluid. Filling this reservoir is a straightforward process and follows the same procedure in every Tesla model. You may find the reservoir behind the front trunk. 

If you don’t have a user manual handy, you might need a quick answer to just how much fluid you need to fill your windshield fluid reservoir. This article will cover the windshield washer fluid capacity for various Tesla models and years and how to fill or refill your windshield washer fluid reservoir.

How Much Windshield Washer Fluid Does the Tesla Model S Hold?

The Tesla Model S Model has 4.5 liters (1.18 gallons) or roughly one gallon of windshield washer fluid in the windshield washer fluid reservoir. The S Model is a popular electric five-door vehicle produced by Tesla Inc. and introduced in June 2012. 

According to the Tesla site, you’ll find the windshield washer fluid reservoir behind the Model S car’s front trunk. You’ll know you have a low fluid level if you see a message on the instrument panel. The warning display should be enough to get your attention.

To fill your Tesla’s reservoir with the washer fluid, follow these steps: 

  1. Before you open the filler cap, clean around it first to prevent dirt from entering the reservoir.
  2. Open the reservoir’s filler cap.
  3. Fill the washer fluid reservoir. Filling the reservoir while avoiding spilling should only take a few minutes at most.
  4. Replace filler cap.
All Tesla models from 2008 to 2021 offer different reservoir capacities according to the particular models. The Tesla range offers a windshield washer fluid tank that is easily accessible without the need for tools. You can also fill your washer fluid at most gas stations, grocery stores, and car washes.

How Much Windshield Washer Fluid Does the Tesla Model Y Hold?

The Tesla Model Y offers 4.5 liters (1.18 gallon) of windshield washer fluid in the windshield washer fluid reservoir. The Model Y washer fluid reservoir is behind the front trunk, where a notice appears on the touchscreen when the level is low.

According to the Tesla Model Y Owners Manual, drivers should take care to clean any dust or debris from around the filler cap when refilling the reservoir. This cleaning routine prevents the debris or dust from contaminating the reservoir fluid. 

The Tesla Model Y is a mid-size crossover SUV manufactured by Tesla, Inc. Tesla unveiled this addition to their line on March 14, 2019. The Model Y can seat seven passengers, making it a spacious alternative for Tesla enthusiasts. 


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How Much Windshield Washer Fluid Does the Tesla Model X Hold?

The 2015-2021+ Tesla Model X holds 5.3 liters (1.40 gallons) in the windshield washer fluid reservoir, just over one gallon of windshield washer fluid. This capacity makes the Model X one of the largest washer fluid reservoirs out of the Tesla range. 

The Tesla Model X is a mid-size electric luxury crossover produced by Tesla, Inc. The vehicle is notable for utilizing falcon-wing doors to accommodate passengers.

You may check the fluid level on the touchscreen when you start the car. The screen to the right of the steering wheel displays this information. 

According to the Tesla Model X Owner’s Manual, the Model X washer fluid reservoir is behind the front trunk. A notice appears on the touchscreen when the level is low.

How Much Windshield Washer Fluid Does the Tesla Model 3 Hold?

The Tesla Model 3 has a capacity of 3.2 liters (0.84 gallons) of washer fluid in its windshield washer fluid reservoir, which is less than most other Tesla models. Owners should conduct frequent checks that their reservoir is at the proper levels to ensure proper function. 

This popular Tesla model is an all-electric sedan produced by Tesla, Inc. Tesla designed the Model 3 for a five-seat configuration, unlike the other models in the Tesla lineup. 

The Tesla Model 3 was released in 2017 and has a windshield washer fluid capacity of almost a gallon of fluid, according to the Tesla Model 3 Owner’s Manual. 

According to the Tesla Model 3 Owner’s Manual, the process of filling up your washer fluid is as follows: 

  1. Pop open your Tesla’s hood. 
  2. Clean around the filler cap area thoroughly to remove dirt or debris.
  3. Open the cap on the filling area.
  4. Fill the windshield washing fluid until it’s just visible if you look down the neck of the reservoir. 
  5. Place the filler cap back in position and wipe the area clean. 

How Much Windshield Washer Fluid Does a Tesla Roadster Hold?

The Tesla Roadster holds 5 liters (1.32 gallons) worth of windshield washer fluid in the reservoir at capacity, giving it a substantial space. Tesla produced the first Roadster in 2008 but discontinued the model in 2012. According to media sources, Tesla will release the new Tesla Roadster in 2023. 

According to the Tesla Motor Club, the holding capacity of the roadster is larger than the other Tesla models. Although Tesla discontinued this model, the public can look forward to another Roadster soon.

Tesla will produce the Tesla Cybertruck in 2022, but there are no specs released on the fluid capacity of the Cybertruck.

What Windshield Fluid Can You Use in a Tesla?

You may use any well-balanced brand of windshield wiper fluid as a windshield washer, provided they supply the antifreeze appropriate to your climate. As antifreeze is a Volatile Organic Compound, Tesla recommends that you only use low VOC washer fluid according to your area-specific regulations.

Tesla recommends that you not use washer fluids with bug wash or water repellent, as they can create smearing, streaking, and squeaks. According to Tesla’s support page, when it’s below 40°F (4.44°C), don’t use a washer fluid without antifreeze because it might reduce windshield visibility in the cold.

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Erwin Meyer
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