Just as a windshield protects you and your loved ones, you also need to look after it and keep it safe and undamaged. Here are some tips for maintaining the windshield and increasing its longevity:
1. Check the amount of windshield wiper fluid
The windshield remains clean with the help of the washer or wiper fluid which is delivered in the form of a spray onto the surface of the windshield by an electrical pump. This is typically done while the car is in motion. The liquid that is sprayed on the surface is cleaned by the wipers and the dust and debris also get cleared. You should check the level of this liquid and get it refilled regularly.
2. Clean and change the wipers
After repeated use, the wiper blades become dirty and blunt. The dirt and sand which gathers on the wiper blades needs to be cleaned frequently. The wipers also need to be replaced every few months so that they do not cause scratches on your windshield. You can easily clean the wipers with the help of a rag soaked in washer liquid.
3. Get stone chips repaired quickly
This is a very important aspect of windshield maintenance. The small pits created by stones on the windshield can develop into big cracks if they are not repaired immediately. It is cheaper to get a stone chip repaired than getting the whole windshield replaced because of a crack which cannot be repaired. Stone chips can be repaired fully and completely disappear if the servicing is done by a professional.
4. Do not slam the car doors
You should avoid taking out your frustration on the car door by slamming it forcefully. Such careless action can lead to serious consequences. The vibration caused by slamming can dislodge the windshield and if there are stone chips on it, they can spread into cracks. This can turn out to be a very expensive mistake on your part.
5. Use the right cleaner
It is important to wipe the glass of the windshield manually from time to time to clean the dirt that has been left behind by the wipers. For this purpose, you should use cleaners which do not contain ammonia. Ammonia destroys the tint of the glass. You should go for a window cleaner and cotton towel to clean the windshield without causing streaks or scratches.
Following these tips can help you to keep your vehicle’s windshield clean and strong.
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