Cleaning your windshield is one of the most important steps to assure you and your passengers a safe ride. A spot-free glass significantly improves a driver’s visibility on the road. Driving with a dirty and muddy windshield can increase your chances of getting into an accident.
A clean and crystal clear windshield looks aesthetically better. However, when some drivers complain that cleaning leaves ugly and annoying streak marks on the glass. Once the water moisture gets stuck in the glass and film of your car tint, it can create haze or bubbles on the film.
The good thing is, there are ways on how you can wash your windshield without leaving streaks on the glass. Here are some tips to help you.
- Avoid cleaning under direct sunlight – Cleaning your windshield under the heat of the sun may leave white streaks all over the glass. Once the cleaning ingredients become dry on the surface, the cleaning substance will evaporate before you even have a chance to wipe it off. Therefore, the combination of heat and cleaning formula cause the streaks.
- Use a microfiber towel – The KevianClean Auto Detailing microfiber towel is great for removing dirt on any surface. It is designed to absorb the toughest stains on your car. Soak one side of the towel and wipe it off the exterior part of the windshield. Use the dry part of the towel to remove any residues and streaks.
- Check your wipers regularly - Make sure your windshield wipers are working properly. A broken wiper can also cause accidents to happen especially if you’re driving in a rainy, snowy or dusty weather and environment. Your glass and your windshield should both be properly maintained for a safer ride.
Always check the rubber of your wipers because it is in direct contact with the glass of your windshield. Whenever you clean your windshield, make sure to clean your wiper blades as well. Do not use a rubber dressing or formula because it can leave streaks on the glass.
The best way to clean it is to use a microfiber towel to wipe off the dirt. You can use a wiper treatment product to allow the rubber to glide on smoothly on the glass.
Aside from keeping your wipers and windshield, clean and streak free, another important step you shouldn’t forget is to check the glass for any signs of cracks or dings. If you detect any cracks, bring it immediately to your car repair shop.