Looking after your windscreen in the summer

Here at Red Rose Windscreens, we are Preston’s leading windscreen repair experts. But we also know a lot about vehicles in general. So this is our guide to everything you should know about keeping your windscreen in good condition this summer.

Important tips for looking after your windscreen in the summer

Maintenance is crucial for your windscreen the whole year through. But the summer weather brings entirely different issues than winter. So it’s best to be prepared. To keep your windscreen in good condition, you should:

  • Keep an eye on your windscreen wipers- while we hope there wont be much cause to use them over the coming months, they still need to be well maintained. Summer causes dust and dirt on country roads, as well as in towns and cities. And wiping this dust off with windscreen wipers that are not in good condition can quickly cause scratches. This can also make windscreen glare worse.
  • Polish your windscreen regularly- glare can be a nightmare during the summer months, but a well polished and clean windscreen will help keep you safe. Chips, scratches and cracks will all make glare worse, so be on the look out for these too.
  • Check for damage- while cleaning and polishing your windscreen, you should also be checking for sings of wear and tear. Small surface scratches are a key cause of glare, and they can develop into something worse. So always be on the look out for small chips, cracks and scratches.
  • Use a cover- if you will be parking for long periods of time in the direct sun, a windscreen cover can be a good option. This will help protect the inside of your vehicle from UV damage, as well as preventing scratches or damage while you are away.

For more information or advice, or for any windscreen repairs, contact the professionals at Red Rose Windscreens today.