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Don’t Use These On Your Windshield!

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Don’t Use These On Your Windshield!

If you’re a vehicle owner seeking a window glass replacement service near Chicago, that might be because you’ve used harmful products of one kind or another to clean your vehicle’s windshield and windows. Harmful products are those that damage your car’s paint and glass, possibly leading to the need for windshield repair or replacement. When cleaning your vehicle’s glass, here are products to avoid—and they might surprise you.


Are you kidding? How could a soft sponge possibly damage my windshield? The answer is that the softness of sponges is deceiving. They’re really meant to scrub, not gently clean, and when used on your vehicle’s glass, they leave small scratches. These scratches may not be visible right away, but over months and years, sponges will ruin your glass.


Just like sponges, the softness of towels is deceptive. While they seem soft, just like sponges, towels used on your vehicle’s glass will scratch the surface. They’re really not soft enough to use on the glass, and over time, you may grow to regret using them.

Ammonia-based products

Many household cleaning products contain ammonia—think Windex—and leave streaks that can create glare as you drive. The ammonia present in these products will cause any tint on your glass to peel off, leaving you with a terrible-looking windshield and windows. Avoid the ammonia-based products!

Now what?

So, what should you use? The answer’s really simple: use only microfiber cloths on your car’s glass and paint. For the glass, reach for products like Armor All or Rain-X, which are automotive glass-specific cleaners that contain no ammonia.

Hopefully, these cleaning tips will help you, and we hope when you need repair or window glass replacement service near Chicago, you’ll always come to Frank’s Auto Glass. You’ll be happy you did!

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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

Over 50 years of service to the Chicago Area