Windshields keep drivers safe and protected from the elements, but unless your windshield malfunctions, many drivers don’t give their windshield a second thought. To keep them in working order, it’s important to give them proper maintenance. To help reduce incidents with your windshield in the future, consider these tips.
1. Avoid Slamming Your Car Doors
When you slam your car doors, your car will experience severe vibrations and over time this can cause the sides of your windshield to come off their tracks. If you have any small cracks or chips in your windshield, slamming your car doors will cause them to spread.
2. Avoid Parking in Direct Sun
Strong UV Rays can negatively impact the integrity of your windshield because of the temperature difference of the inside and outside of your vehicle. When possible, park in the shade or in a parking garage to further protect your windshield.
3. Get Any Chips Fixed Quickly
Small chips in your windshield are inevitable and next time you experience one, have it repaired quickly to avoid any additional issues! The resin that is used to repair it will prevent the chip from spreading further.
4. Clean & Replace Your Windshield Wipers
Windshield wipers don’t last forever and keeping them repaired and replacing them when necessary will help avoid windshield issues. Notice small scraps from your windshield wipers? This is a sign that they need to be replaced or need to be cleaned!
5. Only Use Window Cleaner to Clean Your Windshield
There are a lot of chemicals in cleaners other than car window cleaner that can damage the tint and integrity of your car’s glass. When you are cleaning your windshield, always use a microfiber towel to avoid scratching the glass.