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What Is Going On With The Inside Of Your Car’s Windshield?

Posted by on Nov 16, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What Is Going On With The Inside Of Your Car’s Windshield?

If you have owned a car for a while, you have probably encountered that layer of odd film on the inside of your front windshield. It’s as if your car windows have started to fog up slightly on sunny days, making the glare through the windshield unbearable. What’s worse is that when you wipe off the film, it seems to come back quite quickly. The film is actually composed of relatively simple things, and there are a few ways to prevent the film from forming quite as fast. Your Car Is the Culprit That film is composed of particles that have been off-gassed from your car, including cleaners used inside the car on places like the dashboard. Add in environmental factors in the car like cigarette smoke and dust, as well as heat, and you have a soup of particles floating in the air in your car. This soup eventually clings to the inside of your windshield and starts to dull the visibility through the glass. Cleaning It Off Use either a combination of mild dish soap and water or vinegar and water — just plain white distilled vinegar from the supermarket — to thoroughly clean off the film. You can use glass cleaners, too, but sometimes the spray from these can land on parts of the glass you already cleaned, leading to faster regrowth of the film. Be sure to dry the windshield thoroughly with clean rags after washing the inside. Preventing It It may be difficult to fully prevent the film from re-forming, but you can try the following to slow it down: Stop smoking in the car, if you smoke. Park in the shade. Sun and heat seem to spur film growth. Using a sun shade helps as well. Cover your dashboard. Particles from any cleaners you use won’t be able to float up and join that airborne particle soup. Regularly clean the inside of the windshield instead of letting it sit. That will remove lighter buildups and prevent much of the blinding glare that occurs when sunlight hits the film. If you want more tips for taking care of your car’s window glass, contact an auto repair company that specializes in windshield repair. They know all the ins and outs of auto glass and will be able to help you pinpoint the real cause of the film. They’ll also help you determine the best way to clean the windshield to reduce film formation and spread. For more information, contact X-Treme Auto Glass or a similar...

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3 Small Car Fixes That Should Not Be Put Off

Posted by on Nov 6, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Small Car Fixes That Should Not Be Put Off

Keeping a car in good condition may seem like a hassle to some drivers. Cars require regular maintenance as well as small and big repairs in order to stay road ready for years. While things like oil changes and engine repairs are something that most drivers do in a timely manner, small repairs are often low on the to-do list. Small problems, such as chips and cracks in the windshield, low tire pressure, and aging windshield wipers, can actually become big problems if they are not fixed within a certain amount of time. The Windshield Car windshields can take a lot of punishment. Car windshields are made up of two different types of glass, laminated and tempered. This combination creates a very strong type of glass that is less likely to shatter. However, windshields do often get cracks and chips when hit with debris from the road. Many drivers are tempted to put off fixing small cracks and chips, but this can be a big mistake. Failure to make repairs can lead to total windshield failure. Repairing small cracks and chips is very easy. There are even mobile windshield repair companies that can repair a windshield in no time at all. Windshields that have chips that are bigger than 2 inches across and cracks that are longer than a few inches must be replaced. In this case it is very important to find a company that does reliable auto glass replacement. These windshields should be replaced as soon as possible. For more information, contact Glass On Wheels or a similar company. Under-inflated Tires Keeping tires inflated to the right pressure is a very important part of car maintenance that is overlooked by many drivers. Under-inflated tires are especially dangerous and can lead to blow outs on the road. Drivers should look in their car’s owners manual in order to determine the correct tire pressure for their car. Pressure gauges can then be used to check the air pressure of the tires and help determine whether more air is needed. Under-inflation may also be a sign that the tires need to be replaced or repaired. Windshield Wipers Many drivers give windshield wipers little thought if it’s not raining. The rubber in windshield wiper blades eventually dries or wears out, leaving streaks whenever the wipers are used. This can be hazardous since it decreases the driver’s line of sight. Windshield wipers are a small car fix that can be done by car owners. Replacements can be found at most auto...

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How To Keep Your Windshield In Good Repair This Winter

Posted by on Oct 15, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Keep Your Windshield In Good Repair This Winter

With winter on its way it is time to make sure your front windshield is in good condition. Ice, snow, and fog can already impede visibility, so you don’t need a scratched windshield adding to the problem. Also, don’t forget that winter temperature changes can be hard on glass, especially if there is already damage. The following checklist should help you get your windshield ready for the changing season. #1: Check for Dings Small dings and cracks in your windshield may not seem like a big deal right now, but they may become a major problem later. Moisture works its way into these dings, where it can then freeze and expand. This causes larger cracks, which compromise the integrity of the windshield. Often, these small cracks or dings can be repaired by a mobile windshield repair tech. They inject a special resin into the ding, which seals the damage and makes it invisible. Doing this in fall can save you from having windshield replacement this winter. #2: Inspect the Edges Small cracks and dings sometimes hide around the edges of your windshield, especially if your windshield has a deep dash or tinted edges. Unfortunately, cracks near the edge of your windshield compromise its integrity, making further damage assured. The best option is to get the window replaced now, so you don’t scrape off the ice one morning to find your vision blocked by a major crack. #3: Wash Your Wipers Many cities salt or sand the roads to provide traction when conditions get icy. This leaves a residue on your windshield. Each time you run the wipers, they will drag this residue across the windshield, where it will eventually lead to etching and a permanently cloudy appearance. The fix is simple – wipe your wipers with a clean cloth to remove the residue, and then only run the wipers on a wet window. This means spraying wiper fluid onto the windshield if the window isn’t sufficiently wet from snow or rain. Also, replace your wipers if the edges look even slightly ragged. This ensures they perform well without causing scratches. #4: Defrost Correctly Your final task is to use defrost safely this winter. When warming up your car in the morning, run the defrost on the lowest setting until the car has warmed up. Blasting warm air on a frozen window can cause the glass to expand and contract unevenly, resulting in a crack. Use the longer warm-up time to ensure your windows, headlights, and taillights are swept free of ice and...

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