Clearing the View

A clean windshield isn’t just about looking good on the road. It’s also about driving safety, especially as spring rainstorms, pollen dust, and other visibility hazards reach a seasonal high. Keep your car looking great and your passengers safe with these tips for keeping your windshield clean.

Keeping a Car Windshield Clean

driving with a clean windshieldTo properly clean your windshield, pick a day that’s not too hot or humid. This will give you plenty of time to work without soap stains or water spots drying on the glass. Choose a gentle cleaner and a microfiber towel. Carefully clean the entire window, using small, circular motions on tough stains and sweeping, back-and-forth motions to remove any lingering streaks. To stop the spread of dirt, get a fresh microfiber towel for cleaning the back windshield, windows, and car mirrors.

Cleaning Stains off a Car Windshield

Dealing with bird droppings instead of dirt? The key to keeping contaminants off your windshield is to attack the problem ASAP. For stubborn stains like bug splatter, bird droppings, or tree sap, pack an emergency cleaning kit to remove the stain immediately. Many car cleansers will remove organic reside, but Coke works in a pinch. Just make sure not to get it on your finish; Coke contains corrosive elements that will damage your car’s paint.

Watch Your Wipers

Streaky windshield wipers are one of the leading causes of low visibility when driving. Auto experts recommend changing your wiper blades every six months for optimal safety. To keep your wiper blades in top form, gently wipe them down with a soft cloth every few weeks. Not only will you wash away any contaminates clinging to the rubber, you may also extend the life of your windshield wipers.

Is your car ready for it’s springtime detail? Leave it to the professionals! When you book an auto wash and wax at Towne Lake’s Carwash and Detail, we’ll have your car looking like new in no time.

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