Hello, readers, and welcome back to the Denver Mobile Auto Glass blog! The recent daily afternoon thunderstorms in the Denver area have been helpful in keeping your auto glass relatively clean, yet those tough-to-clean mud splatters from taking your truck to the mountains can be difficult to completely clean off. In part one of this short blog series, we’ll begin looking at some easy cleaning tips to keep your windshield and side windows clean and free of debris, while also ensuring your safety and the safety of others on the the road. Continue reading on to learn these helpful cleaning tips.

Purchase Good Windshield Wipers

While this may seem like the obvious way to keep your windshield clean, some windshield wipers are more effective than others. Spend a few extra bucks and invest in a good pair of windshield wipers for your front windshield, and, if applicable, for your rear windshield. Quality windshield wipers don’t have to break the bank. In fact, there are many affordable, high-quality blades that will last. Michelin and Rain-X offer cost-efficient wipers that are worth the investment. Change your wiper blades every six months for safety, unless you notice obstructive streaks on your windshield or if it’s clear they’re falling apart—change them as sooner.

Use a Microfiber Towel

An affordable, high-quality microfiber towel makes cleaning your interior and exterior windshields and side windows easy. Whether you need a quick wipedown to improve visibility or want to give your windows a heavy-duty cleaning, microfiber towels gently and efficiently clean your auto glass with or without cleaning solution. Zwipes Microfiber Cleaning Cloths are effective and affordable, which are available on Amazon in bulk. You can also find affordable, high-quality microfiber towels at any Walmart or auto supply store.

Check Your Windshield Fluid

This is another obvious way to keep your windshield clean that sometimes gets neglected. Top off your wiper fluid regularly, and make sure the fluid hose is functioning properly. With a wide variety of wiper fluids available, go with an affordable, all-season wiper fluid which will help protect your windshield from the Colorado elements year-round. You can also add a washer fluid additive to improve the efficiency of your wiper fluid, improve visibility, reduce streaking, and clean even the toughest dirt and debris. Also, check the plastic fluid container under the hood for cracks or leaks and replace the container if you find any issues. Additionally, check your hoseline for leaks, especially when you notice your fluid container is full but no wiper fluid sprays on your windshield, or if you notice a puddle of neon fluid underneath your vehicle.

At Denver Mobile Auto Glass, we want to help you keep your windshields and side windows in good working order by keeping them clean and free of dirt and debris. Clean windshields and side windows will help keep you, your family, and others on the road safe. Reach out to our windshield specialists today if you’d like to schedule an appointment for mobile windshield or auto glass repair.