Maintaining and Cleaning Your Windshield After Professional Repairs

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After investing in professional windshield repair, it’s essential to maintain the auto glass to ensure long-lasting visibility and safety on the road. Proper maintenance and cleaning practices can significantly extend the lifespan of your windshield and keep your vehicle’s glass in top condition. Here are some tips from Diamond Auto Glass to help you maintain and clean your windshield effectively.

Avoid Harsh Chemicals

When cleaning your windshield, steer clear of harsh chemicals such as ammonia-based cleaners, bleach, or abrasive substances. These can damage the repaired area and compromise the structural integrity of the glass. Instead, opt for gentle, glass-friendly cleaners specifically formulated for automotive use. Avoid using harsh chemicals on your vehicle in general, regardless of whether you’ve had your windshield repair and replacement in Flagstaff, AZ.

Light Cleaning

Regularly clean both sides of your windshield to prevent the buildup of dirt, grime, and debris. This not only maintains visibility but also ensures that the repaired area remains free from contaminants that could affect its longevity.

Utilize Gentle Cleaning Techniques

When cleaning your windshield, use gentle circular motions rather than harsh scrubbing, especially after a windshield replacement. This helps to avoid unnecessary pressure on the glass and minimizes the risk of disturbing the repair.

Avoid Extreme Temperature Changes

Sudden changes in temperature can stress the glass and potentially compromise the integrity of the repair. Whenever possible, park your vehicle in shaded areas during hot weather and avoid using hot water to defrost ice from the windshield during colder months.

Apply Rain Repellent

Consider asking your windshield installation technician to apply a recommended rain-repellent product to your windshield to improve visibility during wet weather conditions. These products create a hydrophobic barrier that causes rainwater to bead up and roll off the glass, enhancing visibility and reducing the need for constant windshield wiper use.

Use Microfiber Cloth

Microfiber cloths are ideal for cleaning windshields as they are soft, lint-free, and won’t scratch the glass surface. Avoid using paper towels or rough materials that can leave behind residue or cause micro-scratches on your windshield tinting, impairing visibility.

Inspect for Damage Regularly

Keep an eye out for any signs of new damage or cracks on your windshield. Promptly address any issues by seeking professional repair to prevent them from worsening and requiring more extensive and costly repairs.

Contact Diamond Auto Glass and let us help you keep your windshields in top condition.

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