Tips to protect your windshield
Most drivers never think about protecting their auto glass until it’s chipped or cracked. All auto glass has vital importance, but it is imperative to note that windshields perform the crucial task of strengthening the structure of your car so it is less likely to be crushed in a rollover.
If your windshield is compromised, you’ll have less visibility and little to no protecti0n during car accidents. Without a functional windshield, cars become virtually inoperable. That’s why we are sharing this information today to provide you with easy ways to keep your windshield in optimal condition.
- Always clean your windshield with the appropriate products.
It’s common to use the same product for cleaning residential and commercial windows and mirrors for auto glass. These products are Ammonia-based solutions. All auto glass has some manner of tint for preventing blinding glare while driving. Using these products is a big no-no because it breaks this tint down. We always recommend looking for specialized products for your auto glass.
- No slamming doors.
Not only do passengers slam doors, but some drivers do it too. You have to know that slamming doors weakens the seal that keeps your windshield in place. Keep in mind that if your windshield has any small-sized rock chips or scratches, these blemishes are going to spread whenever the door gets slammed.
- Avoid parking in the direct sunlight.
Extreme temperature changes have a negative impact on auto glass. Exceedingly high and low temperatures invariably cause the glass to expand and contract, which can, in turn, make minor chips and cracks grow larger. It sounds pretty simple, but anything you can do to avoid parking in the direct sunlight is worth it. It doesn’t matter if you need to walk more. Think positive! You’re doing exercise and at the same time, you’re protecting your windshield.
- Clean Your Wipers When You Fuel Up
Cleaning your wipers when you fuel up is a great way to make a habit of protecting your windshield. It might sound like common sense, but this is something that many people never do. Even if you don’t use your wipers frequently, they’re still exposed to a lot of grime. Any type of debris can eventually lead to small scratches that can become increasingly noticeable over time. Wiping these off when you fuel up will keep them ready and in optimal conditions.
We hope these simple tips will help you take good care of your windshield. Having the windshield in good conditions takes small effort for the drivers and passengers by not slamming doors. Applying these small tips can go a long way towards extending the lifetime of your auto glass.
Y & Auto Glass
Never neglect your windshield! It is an important part of your vehicle safety, and without the proper maintenance, it can result in an early replacement. If you need help with your auto glass, contact Y & L Auto Glass. We’ll be happy to hear from you!