Windshield, Dale Feste Automotive, Hopkins MN

Why should you keep your Windshield Clean

Keeping the windshield clean and clear can help provide you with the best visibility possible when you are driving. Knowing what is ahead on the road can allow ample time for you to react to the situation. If you notice a crack or divot in the windshield, it is recommended to have it repaired as soon as possible. This can help make sure you have a clear and straight view of the road ahead of you.

One of the single cheapest ways to make sure your windshield stays in good shape is to replace your wiper blades often. Most blades aren’t hard to snap off and replace, nor are they expensive. An inspection of the wiper blades also is easy. Run your hand along one at a time and feel along for holes in the edge or torn pieces of rubber that could mean that the windshield wiper is ineffective. If it leaves significant streaks during a rainstorm or does not appear to be hugging the contour of the glass, than it might be time to look into a replacement windshield wiper blade for the vehicle.

One item that goes hand-in-hand with the windshield and the wiper blades is the washer fluid. This will help to keep the windshield clean and clear. Often green or turquoise, this fluid is one that should be checked before any traveling you might do. It can help keep your visibility the best that it can when you drive. Washer fluid keeps bugs from impeding your vision as a driver, and thus allows you better vision of the road and better planning when obstacles come up. With the washer fluid and wipers working together, you can also remove any dirt or road grime that could be on the windshield. This will make the visibility more difficult when you are driving.

One of the most important things you can do for the vehicle is to make sure it is maintained on a regular basis. This can help prevent any further issues from forming. If you notice a problem, make sure to bring the vehicle in when you can. This will also decrease the chance that other damage is done to nearby parts in the vehicle.