The Best Ways To Keep Your Windscreen Spotless
There is little more annoying than when you have just had your car cleaned, only for your windscreen to get dirty again within a matter of hours. Windscreens are exposed to harsh elements (as well as birds!) on a regular basis, and it is no surprise that they collect dirt and grime quickly.
No matter the type of car you drive, whether it’s a people carrier or two-seater, manual or automatic transmission, all vehicles are subject to mucky windscreens. Just one quick drive will subject your car to dirt, bugs, road debris and bird droppings that can all build up and leave you with a dirty windscreen in no time. If you are fed up with constantly cleaning your car, follow these simple ways to keep your windscreen spotless for longer.
Replace Your Wipers Regularly
Windscreen wipers are designed to clear water, rain and dirt away from your windscreen. If they become dirty or damaged, they can’t do a good job of keeping the windscreen clean. Windscreen wipers are made from rubber, which generally has a lifespan of about one to two years, and after this, they will need replacing.
As they are always exposed to the elements, they can bend and curl over time, which leads to streaks and missed areas on your windscreen. To keep your windshield spotless for longer, regularly replace your wipers and keep them clean by wiping them over with a clean cloth.
Keep It Covered
Even when you are not driving, your windscreen can become dirty from general dirt and grime, especially if you park outdoors near trees. If your car is regularly parked outdoors instead of in a garage, then it is worth covering your windscreen while it’s not in use. You could invest in a windscreen cover, which is designed to protect the windscreen from the elements. Alternatively, newspaper or plastic sheeting can be used by clipping it under the wipers to secure it in place.
Choose A Good Cleaner
Not every windscreen cleaner is the same, and some are going to work better than others. Everyone has their own preferences when it comes to windscreen cleaner, so you might have to try a couple of options before you find one that works for you.
Some car-owners swear by a simple soap and water solution while others prefer ammonia-based solutions to get that window shine. No matter what cleaning solution you decide on, be sure to rinse your windscreen with just water before applying to cleaner, to loosen up dirt and grime.