Washers


Is your washer motor not squirting or working?

Is the pump faulty or is it simply leaking? Windscreen washers are a simple but important necessity. Has a fuse blown or does the motor need to be completely replaced?

Book with Autoexperts Medway in Gillingham. We are close to Chatham and Rochester in the centre of Medway and can deal with windscreen washer faults.

Windscreen Washers:

Windscreen washers are typically an electric pump situated towards the bottom of a washer bottle. They are designed to be operated internally by a switch. The motor when operated will squirt treated water onto the windscreen via jets mounted in either the bonnet, scuttle panel or from beneath the wiper blades.

Common Faults:

The most common MOT failures along with blown bulbs is a lack of water in the washer bottle. Our MOT testers whilst carrying out an MOT test at our workshop in Gillingham will simply replace or top up at no extra cost. Similarly should there be a leak from your washer bottle book your car in to our workshop . Our technicians will diagnose the fault and inform you with a reason why your washers are not working.

Some vehicles use the same method to clean the rear window or the headlights. They do this by sharing the same washer bottle but they may use separate pumps. The washer pumps are relative basic in design and after a few years can suffer with blockages. These blockages can be caused through contaminated water and quite often use filters to protect the motor from failure .

Should you find that your washers have stopped working it may be due to a blockage or a fuse may have simply blown? A lack of washer fluid can cause a washer pump to run dry and possibly overheat and burn out.

Health Risks:

In 2010, the UK’s Health Protection Agency announced the results of a preliminary study. As a result they found an association between the use of plain water as wiper fluid and Legionnaires’ disease. Due to the fact that water in a washer bottle can become stagnant. They established that the disease was spread by breathing in airborne bacteria from the infected water. The use of screenwash is recommended, It not only stops the water from freezing in the winter but also gives off a fresher smell.

Why Choose Auto Experts Medway?

Autoexperts Medway in Gillingham have established a superb reputation for high quality vehicle repair services. Refer to our testimonials from our customers from Chatham, Gillingham and Rochester on our testimonial page.

When your vehicle’s washer pump stops working or is not squirting because the fuse has blown. Similarly if it is leaking or simply needs the washer fluid replaced call Autoexperts Medway in Gillingham.

 

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