Windshield maintenance

Tips on Car Windshield Maintenance and Care

Some Car Windshield Maintenance tips.

Most car owners pay attention to their regular maintenance of the vehicle most, other than cleaning it, forget to include windshield maintenance in their periodic checkups. Auto windshield maintenance is quite simple and can be done on your own.


The function of a windshield is to protect the driver and passengers from the incoming wind and other particles on the road so the person in the drivers seat primarily is able to see long clearly a good distance ahead. Your windshield also holds the roof intact and prevents it from ‘falling over’, in case of mishaps. You may be surprised to know most drivers are not aware that your autos windshield forms a vital protective feature of the car.

Gradually with time, dirt gets stuck on the windshield but the process is so slow that the driver never really notices the visual degradation until the visibility becomes too low.

Keeping your windshield clean impacts the overall look of your beloved car.

Following a few simple steps will make your car’s windshield clean. Begin with the interior of the windshield and wipe it down with a dry microfiber cloth. Spray the whole interior surface with auto glass cleaner. Now reverse the cloth piece and wipe the screen to every corner with the cleaner side facing it. If you need to, change the cloth.

Repeat the procedure for the exterior of your windshield and wipe it down as with your cloth or paper towel. Repeat as necessary.

Its simple as most of you probably know. However if you are a smoker the interior of your windshield will require a little more work. If your working on the interior, check up on it form the outside. And visa versa. Its often easier to see left over residue from the other side if the glass.

Next time you do a a little car care; don’t forget the windshield and other auto glass maintenance!

And of course, if you get a chip.. head to Instaglass Abbotsford or Chilliwack!