How much windshield fluid does a car hold?

How much windshield washer fluid does my car hold? I’m about to refill my windshield fluid for the first time and I don’t want to add too much.

Will Baldwin · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
We’ve all been there! Refilling a car’s fluids for the first time, whether it’s oil or
windshield fluid
, is a little nerve-wracking!
While it does vary depending on your car, generally, the tank can usually accommodate three-quarters to a gallon of windshield washer fluid or two and a half to four liters of fluid.
A good way to know how much your car can take is by looking at the reservoir. The fluid reservoir is often clear at the top with a line indicating the correct amount, allowing you to see where to stop filling.
Beyond fluids, another way to keep your car running at its best is a consistent
maintenance schedule
. During tune-ups or oil changes, your fluids typically get checked, meaning you won’t ever have to worry about overfilling or running out!
If you’d like to take an extra step in protecting your car, consider a roadside assistance membership with
. Jerry’s membership provides you with industry-leading roadside assistance, including benefits like towing, lockout service, and a mechanics hotline. To find out if you’re eligible, you can check the app or call one of our friendly agents. You may qualify for a special rate of $50 for your first year!
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