While sometimes necessary, windshield repair and replacement can be expensive and time consuming. Not only will you need to find a reliable home and auto glass specialist, but you’ll have to take time out of your busy day to schedule an appointment. The best way to avoid the hassle and the trip is to take good care of your vehicle’s windshield. There are actually a number of ways to protect your auto glass, as well as make it last longer. Remember these three windshield protection tips when driving, parking, and cleaning your vehicle.
Avoid Direct Sunlight
Parking your vehicle in direct sunlight can be harmful to your windshield. When possible, park indoors or in shadier spots. Doing this regularly will extend the life of your auto glass.
Do NOT Use Ammonia-Based Cleaners
If you have tinting applied to the auto glass on your car, it’s important that you avoid using any cleaner containing ammonia. A good alternative to using store-bought cleaners of this type is to wipe your glass down with vinegar every week.
Close Car Doors Gently
When exiting your vehicle, take care to close the doors gently. This goes for your trunk and hood as well. Slamming can cause extreme vibrations that aren’t good for your windshield.
Need Professional Windshield Repair or Replacement?
While the tips above will help to protect your windshield, accidents do happen. If you’ve found yourself in need of windshield repair or replacement, contact Lakewood City Glass & Upholstery today. Our highly-trained and experienced glass specialists can assess the damage to your windshield and recommend an appropriate course of action. While we offer excellent auto glass services, we perform residential window services as well. Visit our website for more information about our company. You can also call us at (253) 201–1136 to speak with one of our specialist or schedule an appointment.
Windshield Protection Rather Than Repair
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