Car windscreens are tough to enable them to stand up to the everyday elements. It's vital to keep your windscreen in good condition as even though they are tough and can handle every day elements, they still require maintenance and care to prevent damage like scratches or cracks.
Top Tip Number One
Cleaning - One of the easiest, quickest and important jobs to carry out on your car. Get a spray bottle cleaner (or a cleaning solution of your choice) - they don't have to be expensive and there are lots to choose from. Make sure you have a clean cloth with no grit that can cause damage to your car. Start by cleaning the inside of the screen and then move to the outer side of the screen by starting at the top and working your way down to ensure all dirt runs down the screen. Ensure that there's no residue or smears left on the screen before driving.
Top Tip Number Two
Wipers - Should really be replaced once a year, although more modern ones may last longer. Rubber blades can cause wear and tear along the blades edges. Cold weather and scratches from debris can also be an issue therefore wipers shouldn't be used to sweep away hard debris as it may damage the blades
Top Tip Number Three
Maintaining Vision - Is essential for safe driving Opticians have said that squinting can cause eye strain and headaches. An obstructed windscreen is potentially a motoring offence and also a safety risk. Make sure that the windscreen washer fluid is topped up so you can remove dirt when driving. Having screen wipes handy in the car is useful for cleaning condensation or dust inside the windscreen. Get small chips repaired BEFORE they become an issue (anything over 10mm that's in the drivers vision can result in an MOT fail)