Here are some of the tips that can help you clean the windshield better without causing any damage to it.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT CLEANER
Choosing the right windshield clean is really important to prevent unnecessary scratches on the glass. When choosing windshield cleaner make sure to choose the one which has ammonia in it. Ammonia damages the tinted glass. Always check the labels while buying and make sure it says safe for tinted glass. These cleaners can be purchased at auto stores. You can also use regular water to clean the windshield. It won’t be as effective as the windshield cleaners, but it gets the job done.
MAKE A SCHEDULE TO CLEAN THE WINDSHIELD
Unlike other auto repairs or maintenance, cleaning the windshield is not on anyone’s list. It is important to make it a regular habit to get the windshield cleaned every couple of days or after a long trip. If you are planning to clean the windshield along with other maintenance like wax or polish, make sure to get the other things before cleaning the windshield. If you get the other things done after cleaning the windshield, something might spill on the glass later on and leave a mark which you would have to clean again. Make sure to clean the windshield from both inside and outside.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT PLACE TO CLEAN IT
Where your car is parked when you clean the windshield also matters. If you park the vehicle out in the sun, it can cause the windshield cleaner to evaporate even before you scrub it off. It is better to clean the windshield after parking the car in the garage or under a shade. By choosing the right place to clean the windshield, you can clean it easily without any problems.
CHOOSING RIGHT MATERIAL TO CLEAN IT
Choosing the right material to clean the windshield is really important as wrong materials used to wipe the windshield can damage it. Some people use tissues and newspaper to clean the windshield with water which damages the windshield and leaves scratches on it. The right thing to use is a towel to clean the windshield. Mechanics suggest you to use a high-quality microfiber towel to clean the windshield. It is recommended to use such towels as they are really smooth and provides the finish required to clean the glass. It also prevents scratches caused by electrostatic attraction.
All the necessary materials can be bought from any auto store near you. For any doubt regarding cleaning the windshield or replacing it, you should consult a mechanic near you. If you plan on getting it replaced, you can get it changed at a local auto repair shop or by a mobile mechanic near you.