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4 Tips To Take Care Of Your New Windshield

by Rasmus Koskinen

If you have recently had your car's windshield replaced, you are probably happy that you don't have to deal with the cracks or chips anymore. You probably also want to ensure that you take good care of your new windshield so that it will stay in excellent condition for a long time to come. Luckily, new windshields are relatively easy to take care of, so follow these tips if you want to keep yours looking fantastic.

1. Replace Your Windshield Wipers

If your windshield wipers are worn out, now is the time to replace them. Otherwise, they could strike your new windshield improperly or could scratch it.

2. Don't Slam Your Doors

In the first few days after putting your new windshield on, you should be extremely careful about slamming your doors. Try to close them more gently than usual, or crack your windows a little bit before shutting your doors. This can help prevent your new windshield from being knocked out of place. Overall, it's best to avoid slamming your doors anyway so tiny imperfections in your windshield don't turn into cracks.

3. Don't Use Abrasive Cleaners

When cleaning your windshield, make sure that you use a non-abrasive window cleaner or a solution that is made up of half vinegar and half water. Abrasive cleaners can cause scratches and other imperfections on your new windshield.

Also, ask your auto glass repair provider if you can use window cleaner on your windshield in the first couple of days after installation. You might be advised to wait for a couple of days to help prevent damage.

4. Be Careful When Driving

For the first day of driving, you may want to avoid driving more than you have to. Stay off of the highways, maintain a lower speed and be very careful when going over speed bumps and potholes. This will give your windshield time to set before exposing it to all of these conditions. To keep your windshield looking good in the long term, be cautious about driving near gravel, closely behind other drivers who might throw road debris at your windshield, or over potholes and speed bumps.

If you have recently had a new windshield installed on your vehicle, you probably want to keep it looking like new for as long as possible. To avoid damage after your windshield installation and to keep your windshield looking great for years, follow these four tips. For more tips, contact a company like FB Glass.