After bursting onto the scene in 2002, the Mazda 6 has established its place as one of the top mid-size sedans on the market. Even though your Mazda 6 probably isn't that old, it still needs routine maintenance. To make sure you're driving your Mazda safely, check and maintain the windshield washer fluid levels.
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Things you need
- Windshield washer fluid
Place your Mazda 6 in "Park" and turn off the engine. Apply the parking brake and remove the keys from the ignition for safety.
Tug the hood release latch located beneath the dashboard and to the left of the steering column.
Hop out of your Mazda 6 and lift the secondary hood release latch beneath the center of the hood to access the engine compartment.
Raise the engine prop rod out of its restraining clip and tuck it into the stay-hole on the underside of the hood. Pull gently on the hood to make sure it is firmly in place before continuing.
Look for the windshield washer fluid reservoir in the bottom left corner of the engine compartment. It has a tall tube topped with a white plastic cap.
Open the reservoir cap and place a funnel into the opening. Pour additional washer fluid into the reservoir until it's full.
Remove the funnel, close the reservoir cap and lower the hood.
Tips and warnings
- Add fluid with antifreeze protection if you're going to drive your Mazda 6 in freezing temperatures.
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