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4 Windscreen Tips for Proper Maintenance

4 Windscreen Tips for Proper Maintenance

Your car is probably a source of pride on top of being a way to get around town. In order to make sure it runs properly, you need to maintain the engine and other parts so you don’t end up stuck on the side of the road. While most people pay close attention to the engine and tire care, it’s also important to take care of your vehicles windscreens to ensure they function properly.

Why Are Windscreens Important?

Your windscreen is not only there to make your car appear aesthetically pleasing. They actually play a critical role in the safety of the driver and passengers of the vehicle. Windscreens are used to keep everyone in the care safe from the elements such as rain, snow, hail, and debris. They also serve as an extra barrier of protection in case of accidents, and also allows for an unobstructed view of the road while driving.

Here are 4 great tips from London Car Windscreen that will help you keep your windscreen in great shape for as long as you drive your car.

Don’t Slam the Doors

Extreme force, such as that exerted by slamming your doors or trunk creates vibrations. Over time, these vibrations can actually cause your windscreens to shake loose or separate from their tracks. If you happen to have chips on your car glass, these vibrations can cause them to fracture and web over time.

Replace Damaged Windscreens

Speaking of chips in the glass, you should always make a point of windscreen replacement when there is any crack or chips in your car glass as soon as possible. Small but of damage can turn into large cracks when left exposed to the elements over time. Damage also weakens the integrity of your windscreen and possibly can reduce visibility when driving.

Don’t Park Directly in the Sun

Sun exposure while driving is unavoidable, but when you park your car, try to aim for a shaded area.  Long-term sun exposure reduces the life of your windscreen due to damage from UV rays. The same rays can also lead to the reduction of the integrity of your car’s structure. If there are cracks or chips on your windscreen the sun will increase the damage which can lead to cracks or to shatter.

Skip Ammonia Cleaners for Your Windscreen

Cleaning the glass in your home and cleaning the glass on your car may seem like its one in the same, but in actuality, car glass is much different than indoor glass. An indoor glass is usually cleaned with glass cleaners or solvents that contain ammonia. This can cause scratches, erode the tint, and leave your car glass a streaky mess. Instead, use a mixture of vinegar and water, or alcohol and water, or better yet, a glass cleaner made specifically for car windows. Instead of using a paper towel or sponge, grab a microfiber towel for that perfect shine.

Easy Car Glass Replacements in London

London Car Windscreen is here to help you with all of your car glass replacement needs. Be a simple surface chip on your front windscreen or a full replacement of your read windscreen, our dedicated car glass technicians are here to help. We have affordable packages as well as mobile service options, so give London Car Windscreen a call at 0751 245 8701 today so you can get back on the road.