Before you jump into the car on your way to fun summer activities, there are some important tasks you need to remember about auto glass care. Check out these four tips on how you can keep your car glass in great shape this summer:
- Pay attention to temperatures – Try to be mindful of going from one extreme temperature to another. Avoid rolling down the windows when your car’s A/C is running full blast. When the warm summer air meets the cold flow inside your vehicle, it could potentially cause your windshield to crack. Only run your air conditioning as much as you need to and roll your windows down carefully.
- Avoid parking near play areas – Be cautious about where you park, especially around playgrounds and ball fields. If you leave your car in these areas, you’ll be at the mercy of bats, balls, and other toys that could come flying through the air.
- Get the right windshield cleaning materials – To clean your car windshield, be sure to use safe chemicals on your windshield. Not only can caustic chemicals damage a windshield’s integrity, but they can also lead to etching. Etching could prevent you from seeing the road clearly. Use a soft, clean cloth on your windshield. Dirty or scratchy clothes do more harm than good.
- Immediately repair windshield damage – If your windshield does get damaged this summer, don’t wait to get it fixed. Windshield damage can get worse over time. Beyond the need for repairs, you could be a danger to yourself and others when you’re out driving. And don’t be intimidated by auto glass replacement costs. You could qualify for free windshield replacement through your auto insurance.