Caring for your car can be very complex. There are so many components, and so many maintenance schedules to keep track of, that it can get confusing. It is why it can be easy to neglect some parts.
They may seem like parts that don't need care but giving them a little attention does a lot. It helps keep your car's total health and condition, as well as it may save you some money. The windshield is one of these parts. Here are some tips to keep them in good condition.
FIX CHIPS AND CRACKS IMMEDIATELY
Most windshield chips are not your fault. You may normally be driving one day then suddenly you hear a loud click. A small stone or object hits your windshield and causes a small chip. You may feel like a small chip is no problem and leave it alone. The bad news here is that it does get worse.
The strain of your car's movement will push against your windshield causing the chip to grow and grow. A large crack can develop, and the entire integrity of your windshield is compromised. Keep in mind, having a small chip fixed will save you a lot of money compared to replacing a whole windshield.
AVOID SLAMMING DOORS AND DIRECT SUNLIGHT
Your car goes through tremendous strain as you drive along. There is friction against the road, withstanding extreme temperatures, going against elements, and even drag against the air. All of these apply pressure to your car components that eventually wear out the different parts.
Avoiding activities or conditions that can add to this can help prolong your car's life. Prolonged exposure to sunlight damages the integrity of the parts exposed. It does include your windshield. Constantly slamming your door also adds up to the stain of your car. The repeated vibrations from the slam also weaken the integrity.
REGULARLY REPLACE WINDSHIELD WIPERS
If you see streaks and scratches on your windshield, this may indicate worn out wipers. Make sure your wipers are in great working condition when using them all the time. It is also advisable to use the wipers on wet windshields and avoid turning them on when it is dry. The added friction can also damage your windshield. When cleaning your windows, make sure you use ammonia-free solutions. Ammonia destroys the tint in your car's windows.
A good conditioned car can last you and keep you free from breakdowns. You can avoid dangers and improve your road safety. To complete your protection, make sure you have the right coverage for your insurance policy. At Mauser & Tobin Co., Inc., we work hard in making sure that our clients are well-protected with policies that they can afford. To learn more about how we can help you, please contact our agency at (516) 747-0171 or Click Here to request a free quote.