Looking after your windscreen with regular maintenance and care can help to prevent cracks and chips from developing, and can extend the life of your windscreen. A well maintained windscreen also offers increased visibility and driving safety. Here at Red Rose Windscreens, we are Preston’s leading windscreen repair professionals, and these are our top tips for windscreen care.
Top tips for windscreen care
To make sure your windscreen is well maintained, you should consider:
- Looking after your windscreen wipers- wipers are an important consideration for windscreen care, as they are always in contact with your windscreen, even when not in use. As a result, you should consider changing your wiper blades every 6 months. This is because, over time, and because of extreme weather conditions, the protective rubber can become damages, and this will become increasingly worse. This can result in a scratched windscreen. You should also be sure not to drive if your windscreen wipers are not working correctly. Not only is this against the law, but it could be dangerous, not just for your windscreen, but for you and your passengers as well.
- Using the right products- don’t be tempted to de-ice your car with anything other than de-icer. Boiling water is not a viable option, and will result in windscreen cracks developing, that will be dangerous to drive with. At the same time, using washing up liquid to clean your windscreen is not a good idea either, as this will result in a greasy film that will interfere with visibility.
- Screen protection- screen protection can be a good idea for protection against the sun, and frost. Weather is something that can have the biggest impact on the health of your windscreen, so protecting against this is a good option.
For more information or advice, why not get in touch with the team today, here at Red Rose Windscreens?