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Tips on Caring for Your Windscreen

Tips on Caring for Your Windscreen

Taking care of your windscreen is as important as maintaining your engine or tires, as it is a vital component of your car’s safety system. It is responsible for protecting you and your passengers from the elements and road hazards. It helps your airbags deploy properly and helps your car maintain its structural integrity in the event of a rollover.

Proper maintenance can keep your car glass free from cracks and chips, so you can stay safe while driving. It can increase the life of your windscreen and vehicle overall. Keeping your windscreen in perfect shape also ensures that you always have a clear view of the road, rain or shine. If you are not sure how to go about taking care of the glass on your car, London Car Windscreen has some easy-to-follow tips that will help. 

Cleaning Products

Make sure that you are using the right products to clean and care for your windscreen. Instead of using hot water or salt to get rid of ice, use a de-icing solution. Using the wrong products on the glass may result in cracks, stress fractures, or other forms of damage on the glass. While many people use a homemade solution of washing liquid for cleaning, this can actually result in a greasy film on the glass that will limit visibility.

Protecting Your Windscreen

The sun can do more damage to your windscreen than you may realize. Frost is also damaging to glass over time. Protecting your windscreen from both frost and sun damage can increase its longevity and help keep you safe while you are on the road. Make a point of not parking directly in the sun. If possible, always park in the shade or a covered parking facility. This will reduce the amount of time your windscreen is exposed to high temperatures. When snowstorms or frost are in the forecast, it is also a good idea to park inside. If there are no covered parking locations in your area, you can also cover your windscreen with a protector to limit exposure.

Wiper Care

Your wipers can keep your line of sight clear, but they can also damage your windscreen. Wipers are always touching the glass even when you are not using them. Because they have constant contact with your windscreen, it is important to make sure that you are using fresh wipers and wipers that match the season.

Your blades wear down over time due to regular use and exposure to the elements. Similar to your toothbrush, it is critical to change your wiper blades periodically. A good rule of thumb is to change your wiper blades every season, or every five months. If the protective rubber on the blades wears down, it can result in scratches or chips on the glass. Keeping your blades in good working order is not only a good practice, but it is also a legal requirement for all car owners.

How We Can Help

For more tips and tricks on proper windscreen care, check out our blog. Or, if you require immediate London windscreen replacement or repair services, call London Car Windscreen at 0751245 8701 now to book your appointment.