Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Colorado Springs '06 FXTi VF39 Protune!!!
Car Year: 2006
Car Model: XTi - VF39 Protune!
Best Windshield Washer Fluid...
I know most of us will say Rain-X, but I have 2 reasons why not.
My local Soobie Dealership's Service QC manager says the orange stains any black or real dark vehicles, also Rain-X wrecks wipers. I imagine the oils used to make water repel don't mix well with the soft rubber. Plus I have used it several times before in my 2 previous Impreza's.
My personal opinion is since buying 2 new vehicles from Subaru in '06 after the OEM fluid is gone, you'll miss the light foam/mist that the formula emits.
I went to buy other stuff from Wally World and it comes out of the jets and lands on the windshield like water (but it still blue).
I live in Colorado and it's been snowing at least 2 days a week for the past 7 weeks. With the constant remelting of the precipitation with oil/sand/salt on the road I noticed when my OEM fluid ran out, and I replaced with regular types of fluid I get crappy bright white films being streaked.
So I love the OEM SOA fluid, but the price is between $5-7 for 32ozs. It would take 4 of them to fill the reservoir. WTH! It is great stuff, but why so expensive.
Is there another good alternative? Or a cheaper source for the OEM fluid?
Thanks a lot!
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