How to Protect and Maintain Your Windshield

Posted on September 22nd, 2017 by WPO-admin

Windshield cracks happen, and sometimes you can prevent it, but if you are finding yourself getting a new windshield every month, you could be the cause. So to keep your front windshield intact, here are a few ways you can work to maintain and protect your windshield.

Keep Your Distance

Stones, debris and all other sorts of flying things can be a death sentence for your windshield. To ensure that you aren’t always replacing it, be mindful of your distance from other cars. Not only are you protecting your car from scrapes and dents, but you are also saving yourself from a possible accident.

Be More Gentle

Tired of traffic, angry at someone — slamming the car door might seem like a harmless stress reliever, but it’s hurting your vehicle. The motion of slamming your door sends wave throughout the whole car. Over time this will weaken it and damage your windshield — so refrain from the slam!

Go Chemical Free

Cleaning your windshield with harsh chemicals is not necessary and can shorten its life. The wrong windshield cleaner can lead to discolored glass and even stripped the protective coating. So when it comes to cleaning your windshield, be sure it’s automaker approved.

Keep an Eye on Your Wipers

When it comes to old worn out wipers — replace them! If you notice your wipers are not wiping away water like they once did, it’s time for new ones. Old blades can cause scratches and scrapes, reduce the strength of your glass and even make your windshield more susceptible to cracks and chips.

When you’re ready, let Glass Doctor of Atlanta take care of your home or vehicle! Give us a call at 404-492-7998 and inquire about a free estimate or visit us on Facebook for more tips, tricks, and information!

 

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