Maintaining a clear and completely unobstructed view through your windshield is necessary for safe driving. While a trip to the carwash can address any buildup on the exterior of your windshield, it’s actually equally important to address the interior of your windshield, too.
Why is maintaining a clean windshield interior important?
A dirty or foggy interior windshield can significantly impair your visibility, especially at night or during adverse weather conditions.
Dust, smudges, grime, and moisture can accumulate on the inside, leading to glare and reduced clarity. By adopting the following practices, you can enhance visibility, promote safety, and even prolong the life of your windshield.
Regular cleaning routine
Developing a consistent cleaning routine will help you to maintain a crystal-clear windshield interior. Try using a microfiber cloth and a mild glass cleaner to wipe away any accumulated dust, fingerprints, and other contaminants.
Make sure to reach all corners and edges for a thorough clean. Make it a goal to clean the interior of your windshield once a week to prevent the buildup of stubborn residues– remember, the longer you wait, the more difficult it may be to clean.
Optimal air circulation
A well-ventilated car interior prevents excessive moisture or fog buildup. Make good use of your vehicle’s defrost function to regulate the temperature within your vehicle and reduce humidity inside the car.
Proper air circulation not only prevents fogging– it contributes to a more comfortable and pleasant driving experience.
Quality cleaning products
Investing in good-quality cleaning products makes a significant difference in achieving and maintaining a crystal-clear windshield interior.
We’d recommend using glass cleaners that are specifically designed for automotive use and are free from harsh chemicals.
Additionally, ammonia-based cleaners can damage the tint on some windshields, causing fading, peeling, or spotting.
The wonders of microfiber
Microfiber is truly your friend when it comes to cleaning the interior of your car’s windshield. This material is gentle on glass surfaces, and highly-effective in capturing and lifting dirt without leaving streaks behind. Keep a few microfiber cloths in your car, and wash them regularly to keep them efficient at cleaning your windshield.
Quality microfiber cloths are a small investment that pays off big-time in the long run.
Sometimes, if you live in an area with hard water, you might notice spots on the interior or exterior of your windshield. These spots may be mineral deposits from the water used to clean the surface of the glass.
If you encounter these spots, you can use a mixture of vinegar and water to get rid of them. Spray a mixture of vinegar and water onto the surface where you’re having problems, and let it sit for a few minutes. You should then be able to wipe it off easily– but if not, feel free to repeat the process as necessary, being sure to gently scrub with a microfiber cloth and avoid any abrasive products or hard scrubbing.
Aesthetics & safety
A crystal-clear windshield interior looks great, but most importantly, it keeps you safe while driving. Regularly cleaning the interior of your car windshield will enhance visibility, reduce the risk of accidents, and generally improve your driving experience– especially at night or in bad weather.
A clear windshield is a key component of road safety, and a little effort goes a long way in preserving its clarity.
In some cases, persistent fog can be a sign of a windshield that needs to be replaced. It’s possible that moisture is leaking in somewhere it shouldn’t be. If this is the case for you, give the experts at Fast Glass Service a call today. We can help when (and where) it’s most convenient for you!