How to Keep Your Car Windows Clean
Driving in the pouring rain can be difficult, especially as you feel like you're weaving and bobbing like a prime boxing contender to see between the streaks on your windshield. What's worse is when the day is beautiful and sunny, and you're still having difficulty seeing through the dust and grime! Your vehicle's windows really take a beating, from exterior dirt and mud to greasy, sticky fingerprints (or footprints!) on the inside. How can you enhance your visibility on the road by bringing your vehicle's windows back to a streak-free shine?
Cleaning Inside Your Windows
While you expect the outside of your car or truck to be a little funky from road dirt, the inside of your car can be a breeding ground for dirt and oils as well. Everything from fingerprints from leftover fast-food dinners to oils left behind from spraying different types of cleaning products can really knock the shine off of your interior windows and glass.
The good news is that streaks won't stand a chance when you grab your glass cleaner and a soft microfiber cloth. You may be used to spraying your cleaning liquid directly on to the window and then wiping it gently clean. Did you know that only a small percentage of the cleaning spray makes it to the window when you're using this method? The remaining spray floats off, which is really a waste. Instead, spray your formulas directly on to your cleaning rag and then start at the bottom of the car window and work your way towards the top. This reduces the chance that drips from the top will spoil your work! Buff your windows both up-and-down as well as side-to-side to ensure a clean, shiny and streak-free surface.
External Window Cleaning
The important first step to cleaning the outside of your vehicle's windows is to give it a good wash first. This gets rid of some of the major road dirt and can keep you from using quite so much elbow grease to bring on the shine and get rid of streaks. Just as on the inside, you'll want to spray your cleaning solution directly on a soft, microfiber cloth and then wipe down the exterior windows. Start at the bottom and work your way up. Don't forget to switch out your microfiber cloth for a clean one when it becomes too dirty.
Hopefully, these tips will keep you from missing an important stop sign or red light on the road due to a messy window or windshield! Safety is the most important factor when you're driving, which is one of the reasons that the team at Auto Tek works to ensure that all of your vehicle repairs and scheduled maintenance are completed on time and on budget. You can always trust that our professional service team has your best interests at heart. Contact us today at 512-326-3881 to schedule your appointment or fill out our easy online contact form for a rapid response from our team.