Have you ever found yourself having a difficult time seeing your driving track? Sometimes, the wiper’s powers are not enough. You may need to do it manually.
Remember, your car windshield is vital to your and your family’s safety on the road. A clean windshield can prevent accidents from happening. Your windshield is your monitor box when driving. It “provides a great amount of strength to the structural support in the cabin of the vehicle.”
It is consequently imperative that you take care of your windscreen and keep it clean. However, just because you cleaned it does not necessarily mean it stays clean. You have to maintain it, especially since the weather is unpredictable. In summer, the heat can cause some chemicals and oils in the car to break down and create a “vinyl fog” that obscures the view. In winter, snow can destroy the clarity of your screen. These show the need to keep your windscreen clean.
Here are a few tips to keep your windscreen clean inside and out:
Basically, you need a glass cleaner and a cloth, preferably microfiber material. It is up to you if you want to clean the outside first before the inside of your windscreen, but it is suggested that you start with the outside first and then clean the inside so you can see the grime on it.
Inside the car
From the inside of the car, spray the glass cleaner onto the cloth and not directly onto the glass. This is to save glass cleaner, since spraying it onto the glass actually is more wasteful than it is onto the cloth—only half of what is sprayed actually gets used. Wipe it in any direction you prefer as long as you make sure it is clean.
If your windshield is foggy, the best way to de-mist it is to use your air conditioner. Turn it on so the cool air can remove the vapour inside your car.
Outside the car
Cleaning the outside surface of your windshield is different. You need to first wash it to make sure you rid it off particles that can get in the way of your glass cleaner and cloth. After washing, dry it with a clean, lint-free towel. Afterwards, you can now spray the glass cleaner directly onto the glass to easily remove the dirt on the surface. As you wipe your windshield, do it in horizontal only and then vertical only direction. This is to prevent streak marks that can distract you while driving. Do not forget to lift your wipers before you start cleaning the outside surface. Furthermore, remember to clean your wipers. It is no use to clean your windshield without also cleaning your wipers.
NOTE: You should replace your wiper blades every two to three years, or more often if you notice any damage to them, or notice that they are ineffective. Here at Fleet Motorglass, we can help completely replace your windscreen if you have begun to notice cracks and chips. Please do not hesitate to get in contact with us today!