Your car windshield daily suffers from rain, dirt, as well as insects that stain the glass from the outside. However, your windshield gets dirty from the inside too. Dirt, dust, and particles from sneezing and coughing stuck on your windshield and make it filthy. You should pay special attention to the windshield and keep it clean, not only for aesthetic reasons but also for the great savings you can achieve by preventing scratches and other damage.
Here are some helpful tips on how to clean your windshield so that it glows, leaving no traces of scratches, streaks, residuals, or fibers behind you.
How To Clean Your Car’s Windshield From The Inside And Outside
- Choose the right product
Your windshield cleaner shouldn’t contain alcohol, ammonia, or any component that can produce poisonous vapors. In addition to the most important, apparent health problems that can be caused by inhalation of these toxic vapors, take into consideration the environmental effect of the cleaning product.
Choose organic and non-toxic products that are biodegradable and can be recycled.
- Choose the right cloth
What kind of cloth you choose to clean the windshield glass can make a significant difference.
You should use a quality microfiber cloth for cleaning glass. Microfiber towels and cloths can seize more water than the regular ones. And, it does not hold dust and they don’t scratch the glass.
The electrostatic discharge that the microfiber causes in contact with dirt and waste allow the dust to be raised away from the exterior of the windshield.
Old towels, t-shirts, and socks are not the greatest option when wiping your car’s glass and, if you use them for cleaning, it’s likely to leave dirt, make scratches and miss stains.
- Avoid cleaning the glass in a circular motion
Another important detail is the how you wipe your windshield.
Circular motion is easier and more efficient, but when the glass dries, traces and stains will remain visible. Therefore, always wipe up and down and back and forth, to make sure that the whole area is covered and evenly cleaned.
First, wipe the inside of your windshield with a dry microfiber cloth. Then, mix one cup of white vinegar and one cup of water and with the resulting mixture wipe the windshield once again. Once you’ve done that take another clean microfiber cloth and spray any glass cleaner that contains no ammonia.
Repeat the whole procedure on the outside as well. Don’t forget to clean the windscreen blades as well. Use a wet cloth and a splash of white vinegar to clean them. The mixture will eliminate the remains that have caught on the wipers and stay in contact with the windshield.