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Top Tips: How to Clean Your Car Windscreen

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Top Tips: How to Clean Your Car Windscreen

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This month, 1st Call Windscreens will be covering how to clean your car’s windscreen, including a thorough exterior and interior step-by-step guide to ensure your car is left sparkling and is ready for your next journey.

Equipment needed to clean your external windscreen:

  • Old overalls
  • An alcohol-based glass cleaner (avoid ammonia-based cleaners as this can discolour your car’s windscreen)
  • 2x clean microfiber cloths

Step-by-step guide on how to clean your car’s windscreen

  1. Gently raise your windscreen wipers and move them away from the windscreen.
  2. Using your alcohol-based car windscreen cleaning product, spray one half of the screen, ensuring a nice good coating is applied.
  3. Use one cloth to wipe away the windscreen cleaning product, do this in a slow and vertical motion from top to bottom.
  4. Now do the same again but horizontally, this just makes sure that your screen is flawless. Be sure to use the other side of cloth number 1 and work your way meticulously around the edges of the screen.
  5. Now do exactly the same on the other side of your car’s windscreen.
  6. Once you’ve carefully wiped down your entire car windscreen, spray the same cleaner onto your window wiper blades whilst they’re still leaning away from the screen. Hold both sides of the window wiper’s end with one hand and carefully use cloth number 1 to wipe down each blade.
  7. Repeat on the other window wiper.
  8. Using cloth number 2, dry your windscreen in a circular motion. Do not be tempted to put hands onto the window – you don’t want to undo your hard work!

Equipment needed to clean your internal windscreen:

  • Rubbing alcohol (helps to get the stubborn grease)
  • An alcohol-based windscreen cleaner (do not use ammonia-based products, as these can damage materials in your car)
  • 3x clean microfiber cloths

Step-by-step guide on how to clean inside a car windscreen

  1. Use cloth number 1 and start cleaning the bottom section of the window and rub in a circular motion to lift dirt from all angles, until you’ve done the entire half of the interior window.
  2. Using the other side of cloth 1, wipe up and down, trying hard not to come into contact with the dashboard.
  3. Now apply rubbing alcohol to a new cloth, cloth 2, and go over the section you’ve just been cleaning. *If you get any of this on your dashboard wipe immediately with tissue paper.
  4. Using cloth 3, spray the glass windscreen cleaner directly onto the surface of your windows.
  5. On the same half of the windscreen, wipe this cleaner vertically over the entire half and then again horizontally (just like you did on the exterior).
  6. Repeat on the other half of the interior window

Things to avoid when cleaning your car windscreen

  • Avoid spraying the display aperture and any delicate sensors. To prevent any cleaning solutions from falling onto these parts of your car, place paper towel across them when you spray.
  • Avoid ammonia-based products when cleaning your car’s windscreen.
  • Avoid smudges by keeping your fingertips off your window when cleaning it, only let the microfiber cloth come into contact with the windscreen.
  • Avoid getting window cleaning solutions or rubbing alcohol on your dashboard when cleaning the interior windscreen. If you do, wipe it quickly with a tissue.

The best way to clean windscreen is to follow our guide on how to clean inside car windscreen and outside of a car windscreen. Should you have any questions about windscreen maintenance, repairs or replacements, feel free to get into contact with 1st Call Windscreens – we’re here to help customers throughout Kent, Sittingbourne, Maidstone and the surrounding areas.

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