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Best Practices for Cleaning and Maintaining Your Windshield

One of the most critical aspects of driving is to keep your focus on the road. However, if your windshield is cracked or has scratches all over, it may be difficult to do that. Cracks, chips, or opaque spots on the windshield can impair the visibility of the driver and increase the risk of accidents.

If you keep your windshield maintained, it can last a long time. Here are some tips on how to clean and maintain your windshield to keep it in optimal condition.

1. Regularly Clean the Windshield

Regularly clean your windshield to keep dust and grime from settling on it. If a layer of grime forms on the glass, it may be difficult to remove, and rubbing the glass too hard can result in scratches on your windshield.

A microfiber cloth is best to clean your windshield with. Avoid any other materials as they can also cause scratches.

2. Use the Right Cleaners

You may find a lot of tutorials online for making glass cleaner at home. As experts, we advise you to use certified glass cleaners only. These products are specially designed for windshield glass.

Glass cleaners may cost you more than homemade cleaners, but they’ll definitely make your windshield last longer, saving the cost of repair and replacement.

3. Replace Old Wiper Blades

A wiper blade is made of rubber and can harden over time. Hard wiper blades don’t clear the water from the windshield efficiently, impairing your visibility on a rainy day. It can heavily scratch your windshield glass as well.

A windshield with impaired vision due to water

4. Avoid Parking in the Sun

Choose a parking spot where sunlight doesn’t directly hit your car’s windshield. Excessive exposure to sunlight can damage the tint of your vehicle. If you can’t help it, ensure you’re using a glass shade to cover the windshield.

5. Get Any Damage Repaired

If your windshield has a small crack or chip, make sure you get it repaired by a professional immediately. Chips and cracks can get bigger over time if not repaired and be irreparable at one point.

If you want to get your windshield repaired by a professional, visit AAR Auto Glass.

We deal in auto windshield repair and replacement in Houston, TX. Our team of auto glass repair specialists provides windshield installation or replacement services at affordable rates. We also offer 24/7 mobile auto glass services. Contact us now for further details.

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