The last thing you want to happen to your car is for it to have a bunch of scratches in the windshield. Scratches can be very costly and time consuming, which is why people try their best to avoid them. With that being said, here are 4 tips on how you can keep your windshield scratch free!
1) Replace Your Windshield Wipers Regularly
The windshield wipers are an important part of your car that everyone is guilty of forgetting. The rubber deteriorates after a while and can scratch up the glass, so you need to replace them regularly! You should get new ones at least every few months depending on weather conditions or if they’ve been used frequently before as well. Make sure not to forget about this essential component next time you’re in for maintenance.
The wiper blades on your windshield are not only responsible for keeping the glass clean, but also safe. Performing routine inspections will help you identify warning signs of deterioration that could result in a cracked or broken blade and other expensive repairs down the line.
2) Ensure Your Wiper Fluid Reservoir Is Full
You might think it’s fine to use your wipers on a clear window but you’re just asking for scratches and expensive repairs. If something isn’t wet enough to run off the glass without wiping, then don’t wipe! And make sure that wiper fluid is topped up at least once every month – if not more often depending how much you drive.
3) Watch Where You Park
Scratches and auto glass repairs are no match for a good old-fashioned roof over your head. If you park in open spaces, there’s always the risk of something falling from above to hit your windshield – like leaves or sandbags! To avoid an unpleasant surprise when it comes time to clean up after Hurricane Sandy, do yourself (and us) a favor by parking under cover whenever possible.
In the winter, parking in covered areas also helps prevent extensive frost buildup on your auto glass. You won’t need to use as much force when scraping your windshield clean, which reduces your risk of accidentally scratching the glass and causing it to chip or crack.
4) Use Appropriate Glass Cleaning Materials
When it comes to cleaning auto glass, you should only use products approved for that specific purpose. Standard glass cleaners often contain substances that can damage auto glass, which is why you shouldn’t use household objects like sponges and brushes on your vehicle. To avoid accidental damage and ice removal difficulties in the winter months from removing frost or snow on a windshield with these items; never clean off frost/ice using household materials!
When it comes to your car, you need a partner that can help keep the road safe. That’s why we’re here for all of your auto glass needs! We offer free estimates and convenient locations in Sacramento or our mobile repair team will come directly to you.