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Top 5 Tips To Clean & Clear Windshields

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Top 5 Tips To Clean & Clear Windshields

Keeping your car’s windshield clean isn’t only important so that your car looks nice—it’s also an important safety precaution. Dirty windshields decrease visibility while driving which is a recipe for disaster. You can take measures to keep your windshields clean and clear easily and inexpensively. Below are some tips for keeping a clean windshield using some unlikely household items!


Streaks and marks on your windshield can be eradicated using nothing more than a can of soda! Any can of cola can be used to get rid of the grime on your windshield. The acidity and bubbles will help clean off stuck-on stains. If you’re going to do this, we recommend putting a towel at the base of the windshield so the cola doesn’t leak onto the hood of your car and eat away at the paint. We also recommend rinsing the cola off with water afterwards.


Out of windshield washer fluid? Don’t worry! You can use vodka! Well, not just vodka—you’ll want to mix three parts vodka with four parts water and a little liquid dish detergent. This will do the same trick as conventional windshield washer fluid, and is great when you’re on a budget or when you need to refill the reservoir but can’t make it to the store.

Baby Wipes

You can clean your vehicle’s windshield and windows with baby wipes! Baby wipes contain cleaning ingredients that don’t just work on a newborn, they work on your windshield too! Keeping a box of wipes in your glove compartment is an easy way to clean your windshield at any time.


Mixing a quarter cup of household ammonia and a quart of cold water can do wonders for cleaning streaky windshields and windshield wipers. A lot of people overlook cleaning their windshield wipers, but if those are dirty, they make your windows dirty with every wipe. Make this concoction in a plastic bottle and keep it in your trunk or glove compartment for easy access.

Baking Soda

Baking soda can work as a windshield cleaner as well. Combining about a quarter cup of baking soda and a quarter cup of dish soap in a gallon jug filled the rest of the way up with water. Shake well and and you’re ready to use to clean your car!

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I recently brought my car in to have the broken passenger window replaced. The guys at Frank’s were very professional and the prices were good compared to other places. I’d recommend to anyone. Thanks guys!

Sandra G. - Google Reviews

Couldn't ask for a better establishment! I been driving around with a cracked windshield for longer than I should have. Finally had am off day and dropped them off my car. I was running late to pick up the car and they were very accommodating. Some places would make you wait until next day. Reasonable straightforward prices. They have gained a customer for life.

Eric B. - Google Reviews

Once again, frank’s auto glass came through. The price was exceptional the service was great, I would highly recommend anybody who needs class work, Should come here. I’ve done business with Frank and his family for many years, and I always leave satisfied. They don’t make them like this anymore. So five stars in Bravo.

Matthew W. - Google Reviews

Frank’s was great. They didn’t have my windshield in stock and had to order one, but they were ready for me the next day. The work was completed very quickly, and the staff were all friendly. The price was fair. Would go back again if necessary!

Aislinn - Google Reviews

I am extremely happy with the service I received from Frank's Auto Glass Repair. The replacement took a few hours because of the business' excellent service that it is first come first served. I have nothing but good things to say about this business. I pray I do not need another one anytime soon but I will definitely refer family and friends for premier services!

April W. - Google Reviews

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