How to Properly Care for Your Windshield

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In this article, we’re going to give you some valuable tips on how to properly care for your windshield. Perhaps you just got a smart windshield replacement and you’re wanting to keep your new windshield in top condition. Or, maybe you’ve had a smart windshield installation and you want to make sure you take excellent care of your new windshield going forward. No matter what the situation may be, we are going to help you in this article.

General Windshield Care

A windshield will make your ride safe and smooth at all times. You need to take excellent care of your windshield. In order to do that, the first thing you don’t want to do is to slam the doors. What happens when you slam the doors is that the pressure in your enclosed automobile could cause the car to create cracks. It could even break your windshield. Be sure to remind friends and family not to slam your doors either.

The next thing you want to do is to make sure your car isn’t exposed to extreme interior temperatures. If you can help it, don’t put your heater, defroster or air conditioner on super high, too. When you do, the sudden changes in interior automobile temperatures can actually cause sudden damage to your windshield. It can also damage other pieces of glass inside of your car.

Finally, you want to park in the correct areas when the weather is bad. If it is raining hard or there are extreme winds, park in a safe area and not below trees or posts that could fall and hit your windshield.

Windshield Care Cleaning Tips

You need to be sure to thoroughly clean your windshield. It’s not just about cleaning the “glass” portion of the windshield, although of course, you must do that, too. You want to clean the rubber gasket that the glass is attached to as well. If dirt or tiny rocks get stuck in your rubber gasket it can cause your windshield to crack. This is because the rubber gasket actually helps with “weighing down” pressure so it is relieved “off” of your automobile.

You want to make sure to use the proper windshield cleaner as well. We recommend against windshield cleaners that contain ammonia. It can affect your health and also the tint in your car’s windshield. We prefer cleaners based on alcohol or vinegar. You might end up needing an ADAS windshield replacement in Phoenix AZ if you accidentally use a harmful cleaner.

Remember to wipe your windshield with care. We recommend a pure cotton rag. Or, you can use a rag made of microfiber. These materials leave no marks and are great to dry your windshield off with.

The last thing to remember is to remember to clean your windshield wipers. Check the blades for dirt or tiny rocks and clean them off with a good windshield cleaning solution. Be careful not to clean your wipers “too hard” as you could inadvertently damage them.

Get Expert Help if Necessary

If you think you might have a cracked windshield, go ahead and seek professional assistance. You may need a new windshield replaced or installed. Don’t think you can just give it a good cleaning and patch it up that way incorrectly. If you need an installation and you’re in Phoenix, ADAS windshield installation services might be for you. If it’s a windshield replacement you need, a service like ADAS windshield replacement in Phoenix AZ could be exactly what you require.

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