A DRIVER has warned of a simple windshield washer mistake that could end up costing you thousands.
The MINI owner noticed the fluid level in her car wash was too low, so she went to a local garage to buy more fluid to top up.
However, within ten minutes of completing the simple task herself, she found her car smoking and emitting a blue cloud from the engine.
Mysteriously, the windshield washer light was still blinking.
It quickly became apparent that instead of fixing the problem, she had accidentally caused thousands of pounds of damage to the car.
When a shop worker went to inspect, he found that the woman had poured the washer fluid where the engine oil was supposed to go.
As a result, the engine of the MINI was covered with a green-brown foamy sludge.
The driver had to replace the engine and paid around £3,500 – a mistake she won’t soon forget.
The contribution was uploaded by Club BMW Voiture Allemande Region center in France and has received more than 25,000 comments.
Users were shocked when they saw the images on social media – and were quick to comment.
One said: “It’s funny but it can happen to all of us.”
A second commented: “As a professional you have to ask people if they know where to put the washer… not everyone knows everything.”
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