Maintaining your windshield is one of the main priorities of your car. It makes the car look good and it helps you drive safer. In a collision, the windshield is what prevents the roof from caving in. Here are some important tips to contemplate when it comes to taking care of your windshield.
If you have a crack or chip in your glass get it fixed right away. Sometimes when you are driving, debris such as pebbles, sand, or trash can cause dings in the glass. Over time the dings will turn into bigger cracks.
Don’t slam your car doors. Slamming the doors cause strong vibrations to the windshield. The vibrations can cause the dings to spread.
Don’t leave your vehicle in direct sunlight. Extended exposure to sunlight can shorten the life of your windshield. If there is a great temperature different on either side of the windshield, the dings could get worse.
Clean the windshield with vinegar or alcohol. Use cotton or microfiber towels. Don’t use ammonia based glass cleaners. They could destroy the tint.
Use a rag to clean the wipers. Dirt and sand can get on the wipers and scratch the windshield. Rub the rag on the blades to remove the dirt, dust and sand.