2009 GMC Canyon Owners Manual PDF | Page 283

Windshield Washer Fluid
What to Use
When windshield washer ?uid is needed, be sure to
read the manufacturer?s instructions before use.
If operating the vehicle in an area where the temperature
may fall below freezing, use a ?uid that has sufficient
protection against freezing.
Adding Washer Fluid
Open the cap with the
washer symbol on it.
Add washer ?uid until the
tank is full. See Engine
Compartment Overview on
page 5-12 for reservoir
location.
Notice:
? When using concentrated washer ?uid, follow
the manufacturer?s instructions for adding
water.
? Do not mix water with ready-to-use washer ?uid.
Water can cause the solution to freeze and
damage your washer ?uid tank and other parts
of the washer system. Also, water does not
clean as well as washer ?uid.
? Fill the washer ?uid tank only three-quarters full
when it is very cold. This allows for ?uid
expansion if freezing occurs, which could
damage the tank if it is completely full.
? Do not use engine coolant (antifreeze) in your
windshield washer. It can damage the vehicle?s
windshield washer system and paint.
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2009 GMC Canyon Owners Manual Summary of Content

Windshield Washer FluidWhat to UseWhen windshield washer uid is needed, be sure toread the manufacturers instructions before use.If operating the vehicle in an area where the temperaturemay fall below freezing, use a uid that has sufficientprotection against freezing.Adding Washer FluidOpen the cap with thewasher symbol on it.Add washer uid until thetank is full. See EngineCompartment Overview onpage 5-12 for reservoirlocation.Notice: When using concentrated washer uid, followthe manufacturers instructions for addingwater. Do not mix water with ready-to-use washer uid.Water can cause the solution to freeze anddamage your washer uid tank and other partsof the washer system. Also, water does notclean as well as washer uid. Fill the washer uid tank only three-quarters fullwhen it is very cold. This allows for uidexpansion if freezing occurs, which coulddamage the tank if it is completely full. Do not use engine coolant (antifreeze) in yourwindshield washer. It can damage the vehicleswindshield washer system and paint.5-35