Tips for Cleaning Your Windshield

Winter is slowly fading away to make room for spring. But it likely leaves plenty of winter guck behind on your car, from salt to smudges to dirt. So before spring starts to rain down sap on your windshield, you want to make sure you can see out of it. Here are some tips for cleaning your windshield:

  1. When you decide to clean, pick a spot in the shade. The sun can cause the glass cleaner to evaporate too quickly and leave residue.
  2. Avoid using household glass cleaners because they contain ammonia, which doesn’t work if you have any tint on your windshield or other windows. Try tint-safe glass cleaners like Stoner Invisible Glass or Detailer’s Pro Series Krystal Vision Glass Cleaner.
  3. Get a microfiber towel and lightly dampen it with the cleaner. Wipe up and down, then side to side using long strokes.
  4. Flip the towel to the dry side to remove any wetness from the windshield.
  5. If there’s stubborn film remaining, mist first with glass cleaner, then use plain water to remove any streaks caused by the film.
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