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Mechanic Used Vinegar instead of Windshield Wiper Fluid!

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Old 05-20-2017, 03:21 PM
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Default Mechanic Used Vinegar instead of Windshield Wiper Fluid!

Hi,

I'm helping a friend buy a used car. We found one, so I went to used car's mechanic this morning. When we were talking, I saw him pour vinegar (Target brand 1 gallon) into the windshield wiper fluid reservoir on someone else's 2010 era Honda Accord or Civic. Mechanic is not seller of car we're looking at.

I've never heard of vinegar as a windshield wiper fluid substitute.

Should I avoid this mechanic for repairs?

Or does vinegar have a benefit or equivalence to windshield wiper fluid that I should start using in my 1989 Camry?

Thanks as always!
 
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Old 05-21-2017, 12:25 AM
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vinegar and water mix is a well known non toxic glass cleaner
google it if you need to

Green Living, from National Geographic, recommends this simple recipe, plus a few extra tips for the best window cleaning outcome. In a spray bottle, mix 50% distilled vinegar (white) and 50% tap water. For extremely grimy glass, prewash with very soapy water, then go to the vinegar spray. Got highly resistent spots?Feb 13, 2013
 

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Old 05-21-2017, 02:55 PM
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This wash mixture will freeze at 32F. If you expect freezing temps be sure to replace the fluid or add some type of alcohol to lower the freezing temp.
 
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