How to Clean Your Windshield (Updated)

 


Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 8/9/16 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.


The open road.


The fresh breeze.


The music blaring.


These are just some of the perks of summertime cruising.


But there’s a nasty side to nicer weather and driving your car.


And that’s the dirt, bugs and grime.


On your windshield, they’re not only a nuisance but also a potential safety hazard.


Here’s how to care for the windshield to keep your vision clear.

1. Grab the supplies to wash your car

You’ll need a bucket, soap and a sponge or rag.


Spray the car’s windshield with a garden hose.


Then, use the warm, soapy water from the bucket on the windshield.


Using a circular motion, scrub every inch of the window.


If you need to attack pesky bug residue that isn’t coming off, use the rag to scrub the area with a back-and-forth motion and a lot of elbow grease.


Keep these supplies at-the-ready for the next steps.

2. Next up, bug-removal spray

After you’ve read the product’s directions, spray the area where the bugs remain and let it soak.


Then, rinse it off.

3. Alternatives to sprays

If you prefer not to use chemical products, try one of these alternative methods.


Make a baking soda paste.


Apply it with a rag, and then wipe the paste off with a clean rag and hot water.


You can also try olive oil. Apply the oil to a rag, and then go to work on the bug residue.

4. Wash the windshield

You’ll need to wash the windshield again to rinse off any remnants left behind by the cleaner, baking soda paste or olive oil.

Enjoy the shine – and the safety

You now have a sparkling clean windshield that will impress your neighbors and keep the road ahead bright and clear.


For more information about car safety or safe car features, contact Serra Honda today!


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