Used Audi A3 Screen Washer

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About Screen Washer

What is the screen washer/what does it do?

Windscreen washers are a simple but effective way of cleaning the windscreen enabling the driver to have a clear view front and rear. They are compulsory on any car with a fixed (i.e. non-opening) windscreen. A windscreen washer motor drives a pump which forces water from a reservoir through a series of tubes leading to the washer jets which squirt water onto the screen. This water combined with the wiper blades action effectively washes and cleans the windscreen.

Getting into the details of the screen washer

The screen washer reservoir is usually found in the front engine compartment. It is most commonly a moulded plastic bottle which will serve both front and rear screens. The motor and pump sit with the bottle and are activated by the driver with a lever on the steering column. The washer jets, usually two per screen, are situated externally and below the screen. These can be angled by the driver to maximise efficient washing of the screen.

Although clean water will effectively clean the screen there are many brands of screen wash available which, when added to the screen wash reservoir, will aid the cleaning process.

What if something goes wrong with the screen washer?

Common faults are failure of the motor/pump (water does not leave the reservoir), leaks in the plastic tubing that connects the reservoir to the washer jets, or the jets themselves being blocked and therefore unable to squirt water onto the windscreen.

Audi A3 trivia

  • Structurally, the Audi A3 shares the same basic design as the Audi TT, the VW Golf, the SEAT Leon, and the Skoda Octavia.
  • In 1999, Audi introduced the five-door Audi A3, which was part of a line-up of more powerful cars from the carmaker. The 4WD Audi A3 1.8T Quattro used the same Haldex Traction system as the Audi TT.
  • The original Audi A3 was only available as a three-door hatchback, but it did come with the option of front or four-wheel drive.
  • In the 2010 film, Letters to Juliet, the car used by Sophie is an Audi A3 Cabriolet and has the number plate 666.
  • The latest Audi A3 Sedan is 40mm longer than the first-generation model. It's also 24mm higher, and 14mm wider. However, the boot is exactly the same size!