Caring For Your Windshield When It Is Cold

Posted by at 14 February 2018, at 13 : 32 PM

Caring For Your Windshield When It Is Cold

As the cold weather takes hold of the country, it is important to think about how you can care for your automobile as the temperatures continue to drop. One area that many people forget about is their glass. The windshield is sensitive to the changes in weather, and there are a few tips that can help you ensure that your vehicle remains in good working order this winter.

Have An Inspection

Get a professional to take a look at your windshield. They will check to see if there are any issues that might put your windshield at risk, like cracks, pits or installation problems. The technician can tell you if your windshield needs to be replaced or repaired, or he can give you peace of mind and let you know that everything looks great!

Don’t Use Hot Water

Windshields are strong. They typically hold up well even when they are hit with debris or ice. However, temperature changes are another story and can affect windshields in a negative way. If your windshield is icy and you try and get rid of the ice by putting boiling water on it, you may crack or shatter the glass. It is fine to put tap water on the vehicle, however.

Fix Any Problems

If your glass has a crack in it, that damage is likely to get more pronounced as the winter goes on according to Don’s Mobile Glass. Have a professional fix the issue before the temperatures drop too much. Your windshield is a barrier between the people in the car and the outside world. It needs to be strong and in good shape. If you are concerned about the cost associated with the repairs, speak with your insurance company to see if they cover the issue. In general, this should not bring your rate up at all.

Get An Ice Scraper

While putting tap water on your windshield can get rid of the ice, an ice scraper is much more effective. Another option is to buy de-icers. They get rid of ice quickly, to the point that you may not have to have a scraper on hand.

Make Sure Your Windshield Is Clean

When your windshield is dirty, it puts extra strain on your windshield wipers. Do your best to ensure that your glass stays clean during the winter. Your wipers won’t have to work as hard and you will be able to see better when you are driving. If there is a splotch on the glass that is difficult to remove, have a technician take a look at it. They can take off the stain and put new wipers on your vehicle if necessary.

It is important to work with a glass service center that you trust. You can visit our location or have us to come out to you, if that is more convenient. We are able to fix or repair your windshield, depending on what is needed. Simply get in touch with us to talk to us about the services we offer and how we can help you. We woudld be happy to provide you with a free estimate as well!

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