Anyone else notice a strong alcohol smell to the washer fluid your Rene came with? Almost overpowering. What is it?
**** I shut the door as fast as possible to try to save that new car smell inside as long as possible lmaoooooThere is a place that makes washer fluid in North Carolina close to my work. They get several truckloads of methanol a day. I am positive that is the smell. I wouldn't be surprised if our has less methanol vs Europe due to our strict VOC regulations (the reason why paint doesn't stink any more and new car smell is much less intense).
It's the type of fluid used. Your cabin air intake is in the cowl just below the windshield. Overspray and excess run-off can get in that area. That is why you smell it. Back in the day when I had a new 96 Grand Cherokee I had the same issue whenever I sprayed the washer.Anyone else notice a strong alcohol smell to the washer fluid your Rene came with? Almost overpowering. What is it?
I've read that before too, specifically the stronger stuff that are better at dissolving bug splatters. Makes sense to me. Stronger detergents are likely to be more chemically caustic to the rubber blades. Regardless, the blades need to be replaced annually anyway. They will go bad just from UV damage and heat from the sun.I have heard all the crap they put in fluid nowadays is what makes the wiper go bad faster. True or False!