Cleaning your car's windscreen is one of the easiest and most important car care jobs you can do yourself. A dulled or dirty windscreen not only looks unsightly, it can also be a serious safety hazard. You may not notice how dirty the glass has become or how much it impairs your road vision until visibility gets very poor.
It is important to clean your car's glass frequently for safety purposes. The best part is you don't need expensive cleaners, and the process should not take more than 30 minutes.
- Wipe down the interior windscreen with a dry microfiber cloth. Spray the entire surface of the interior with an automotive glass cleaner available at any car parts store and some petrol stations.
- Using the clean side of your cloth, wipe the windscreen all around the top edges. This prevents dirt stuck in this area from traveling down and dirtying the glass after you've cleaned it.
- Switching to a clean cloth, spray the inside edges of the windscreen again and wipe them down. Now wipe the remaining middle section of the glass, spraying with more glass cleaner as necessary. Give the glass a final wipe over with a clean, dry cloth.
- On the outside of the car, wipe off one side of the exterior windscreen with a cloth. Spray the area with the glass cleaner and wash it off with a hose. Dry with a clean, lint free towel and then do the other side of the windscreen in the same manner.
Here's a handy tip: Pour a little white vinegar onto a clean lint free cloth. Wipe over the interior and exterior windscreen with the vinegar to clarify the glass and make it sparkling clean.
Repair your windscreen before it has to be replaced.
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