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5 Tips for Vehicle Windshield Protection

When you own a vehicle, you want to keep it in good shape to protect all parts and maintain its value. While you may look at the body of the car and even the interior, you can’t forget about the windshield. We all know the windshield is an important part of the vehicle but many times we overlook ways to protect it. If you fall into that category, we’re here to help.

Here are five tips for your vehicle’s windshield protection that will help you maintain the value of your vehicle.

1. Avoid the Sun

You may try to avoid the sun to prevent it from heating up your car too much, but you should also avoid it for the sake of your windshield. This is because the longer you leave your car parked in the direct sunlight, the worse it is for the windshield. As the mercury rises, tiny cracks can expand when there’s a measurable temperature difference on each side of the window. If you can, park your car in the shade for an extended period. This will not only help your windshield but also avoid a stuffy, uncomfortable car when you get in.

2. Don’t Slam the Doors

Avoid slamming the car doors if you’re looking for windshield protection for your car. Slamming the door can cause some intense vibrations. These can cause tiny cracks to expand. If you have a chip in your windshield, it’s especially important to pay attention to slamming doors because you may cause the crack to spider web.

3. Change Your Windshield Wipers Regularly

You may not think about it but changing your windshield wipers regularly can help when it comes to windshield protection. Your wipers are made of two parts, a metal body, and a rubber coating. Over time, the rubber is going to wear out from use. As soon as you notice the rubber wearing out, it’s important to replace your wiper right away to avoid any damage to your windshield.

4. Use the Right Cleaning Products

When you clean your windshield, you want to use products that are designed especially for it. Many people make the mistake of using an ammonia-based glass cleaner and an abrasive sponge to clean their windshield. This combination can lead to streaks and scratches which makes it vulnerable to further damage. If you buy cleaners and cloths that are specifically designed for the windshield, you’ll avoid windshield damage.

5. Repair Chips or Cracks

If you notice a chip or crack in your windshield, you may be tempted to ignore it. If you do, it could lead to further damage. When a foreign object hits your windshield, it can cause it to chip or crack or form bubbles between the glass layers. If left untreated, it can lead to significant damage. Over time, these small problems can spread and grow into larger ones. It can make visibility a challenge and cause bigger cracks and chips. When this happens, repair may no longer be an option and you may be forced to replace the windshield.  

Do You Need Windshield Replacement or Repair?

When you need your windshield repaired or replaced, let Glass Solutions help. Call us at  919-772-1007 or fill out the form below and let our professional team get to work on your windshield!