Learning About Glass Repair And Replacement

Keep Your Auto Glass In Great Shape In Four Steps

by Christopher Snyder

You rely on your car to transport you everyday. The best way to protect this investment is to take excellent care of your vehicle, including its windows and windshields. Here are four tips to help you maintain your auto glass:

1. Keep your windshield wiper fluid topped off.

If you've ever been driving only to get mud or bird droppings on your windshield unexpectedly, then you know how important windshield wiper fluid is. It allows you to clean your windshield while you're on the road, so nothing obstructs your vision. Windshield wiper fluid can evaporate or get used up over time. Don't get caught on the road without it. Check your windshield wiper fluid regularly and refill it when necessary.

2. Clean your auto glass regularly.

Clean your windshields and car windows often. This will remove dirt, mineral deposits, and other substances that can accumulate on the glass over time. Clean auto glass can make your whole car look nicer. It also keeps you safe, since clean windshields allow you to see the road more clearly. It's a good idea to wash your windshields at least once a week. You can use white vinegar or commercial glass cleaner to accomplish this.

3. Use the right technique to remove stickers.

Placing stickers on your rear windshield is a fun way to express your personality. However, after a time you may wish to remove those stickers. You can take stickers off cleanly and completely, without damaging your windshield, as long as you follow the correct technique.

According to Glass.com, you can use a clean razor blade to quickly scrape the unwanted sticker off your windshield. However, you should avoid this method if your windows are tinted. If you don't want to use a razor, you can instead soak the sticker with an adhesive removal solution until it's easy to peel off.

4. Repair auto glass promptly.

When auto glass is damaged, it usually isn't anyone's fault. Rocks, sticks, and other debris can be kicked up by car tires; if it lands on your windshield, it may cause your glass to crack. Fortunately, auto glass repairs are simple and inexpensive. All you need to do is call your local auto glass repair specialists. Many companies will send a repairman to your location. They will use specialized tools to repair your windshield or car window so it's good as new. Don't wait to have repairs done because cracks in auto glass can worsen over time.