“Routine maintenance of the windshield is often one of the most neglected car care aspects. It’s not just cleaning the windshield every day, but proper service and maintenance are required to extend the life of the windshield, which also ensures better safety for the occupants. This makes sure to prevent the windshield from any major mishap, which could result in spending a lot of money.
Avoid parking the car under direct sunlight
Parking the car under direct sunlight results in extreme temperature exposure for the windshield, which can result in stress cracks. This can eventually put the entire glass at risk of breakage. The crack could spread further due to temperature fluctuations, especially in direct sunlight or extreme cold.
Never leave chips or cracks unrepaired
When a bigger foreign object hits the windshield with an impact, it could result in chips or cracks on the glass and even lead to bubble formation between the glass layers. Such bubble formation on the glass, regardless of its size, can result in significant damage to the windshield if left unrepaired.
Use good quality cleaning products
Regular windshield cleaning is basic maintenance for a vehicle. However, using the wrong chemical to clean the glass could leave scratches on it, damage the glass tint, or leave streaks on it. Such elements include ammonia-based glass cleaners, DIY cleaners, abrasive household sponges, paper towels etc.”
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Another neglected routine of windshield maintenance is not changing your windshield wipers. If the rubber portion of the wiper wears down that may lead to scratching when in use. You should change your wiper at least once every year or when wear is noticeable.
The team at Advantage Auto Glass offers windshield replacement to residents in the Twin Cities area. Call us at 612-343-8984 to schedule an appointment!