Do you struggle to see the road ahead? Clear vision is possible when grease and grime build up on your windshield. You can see clearly ahead by cleaning your windshield every couple of weeks to get rid of dirt, smudges, and film. This will help you avoid a car accident. This will allow your defroster’s to operate more efficiently and remove any condensation or “fog” that sticks to a dirty windshield surface.
What makes my windshield so gross?
There are many reasons your windshield can get dirty. Car off-gassing is the main reason. The ‘new car smell” is caused by various vinyl and plastic interior components. These components eventually become trapped inside the car and leave behind an oily residue on its windshield. Most windshields are perfectly angled to capture most of this oil. Oily cleaners can exacerbate this problem by evaporating onto the windshield, which forms a film that coats car glass in hot and humid conditions.
How to clean the inside of your car’s windshield
What you’ll need:
- Microfiber rags made of lint-free microfiber
- Glass cleaner
- You can rub alcohol
- Combine the solution in a spray-on bottle. These are some of the most popular and efficient options:
- 50% alcohol, 50% water and one cup of white vinegar.
- 70% water, 15% window cleaner and 15% alcohol
- *Do not use ammonia-based cleaners that can damage vinyl, leather and tint.
- For easier access to the windshield glass, gather your materials and then get in your passenger seat.
- To wipe the glass clean, use a microfiber towel.
- Then, you can use a second cloth and rubbing alcohol for degreasing the glass. You can also use vinegar to dissolve salt if you live close to the coast.
- Use a different side of a rag or a clean one to spray glass cleaner on the glass (not the windshield). Then, clean the glass using circular motions.
- Change towels as soon they become dirty.
- To finish the glass, use up-and-down wipe motions. Make sure that windows are dry to ensure a streak-free shine.
Tips to Success:
- After washing your vehicle’s exterior, you should clean the windshield of your car.
- Window cleaner will evaporate faster if it is sprayed in the shade or at lower temperatures.
- Even if you have washed the rags, don’t use them for windshield cleaning. It is possible to end up with a dirty, oily windshield due to wax or other detailing chemicals.
Ensure Your Sparkling Windows Last
Keep your windshield clean! This allows gases to escape and keeps your car cool. If possible, park your vehicle in shaded or protected areas that will keep it cooler, such your garage. It is possible to prevent off-gassing or the buildup of contaminants by opening your car windows. This will allow fresh air and contaminants to enter and out.
How do you clean the rubber around your car’s windows?
The rubber trim around car windows can be easy to forget about as it isn’t usually included in the car’s body or window categories. It’s important that you keep your rubber trim in good condition to prevent moisture and contaminants from getting into your windows.
They can be cleaned in a matter of minutes.
- All window trims should be treated with car shampoo
- Use a microfibre sponge or cloth to clean and remove dirt. Use a soft toothbrush to clean any marks or dirt on the trim.
- Use a microfibre cloth to wipe off the shampoo.
- Use a microfibre towel to dry.
After your rubber has dried completely you can apply a rubber protector to maintain its best condition.
How to Clean Interior Plastic in your car
Good car maintenance will make your vehicle more valuable and a source for pride. Both the interior and exterior of your car are made of plastic. Start by vacuuming the interior plastic and then use a soft cloth along with a plastic safe cleaner. To clean exterior plastic, first wash the car and then use a degreaser. Use some type of protection to finish off your cleaning sessions.