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Debugging Your Windshield

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Debugging Your Windshield

Spring has sprung in Chicago, and that means a lot of things: Warmer weather, longer days, beautiful flowers blooming everywhere you look. But it also means the resurgence of our little six-legged friends—insects. Along with the rest of nature, bugs come out in big numbers when winter turns into spring. They’re annoying, they’re abundant, and they have an adverse effect on your car’s exterior. The place that gets it the worst? You guessed it—your windshield. Bug splatter not only makes your car look bad, it can hinder your visibility! Below are our tips for getting the bugs off your windshield and hood and keeping them off.

Apply Baby Oil

This is an old-school DIY trick. Non-stick baby oil applied lightly to the exterior of the car including the windshield is a great way to make clean up a breeze. It won’t do a lot to repel insects or deflect them, it makes scrubbing them off the glass a whole lot easier.

Wax On

One of the absolute best ways to deflect bugs while you’re driving is to apply a fresh coat of wax to your vehicle. Granted, this is more for the hood and the grill than the windshield, but it’s a good tip nevertheless. For the best protection, we’d recommend applying wax about every two weeks.

Bug Deflector

Believe it or not, there are shields you can buy that help deflect insects away from your hood and windshield. How does this work? Contrary to what you might immediately envision when you hear the word “shield”, these are not giant plexiglass plates that block your vehicle’s hood and windshield. Instead, this is a thin strip that affixes to the grill of your car. The deflector redirects airflow so that instead of bugs getting swept into the airstream that surrounds your vehicle while barreling down the road, they are diverted up and over the vehicle.

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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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