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The Four Best Ways to Clean Auto Glass

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The Four Best Ways to Clean Auto Glass

Every driver deserves to look out their windshield or windows and see the beauty of the world around them. However, achieving this pristine, streak-free shine requires more than a casual wipe-down. If you want to know the best way to clean auto glass, read these tips.

From using the right cleaner and microfiber towels to timing your proper cleaning project, you’ll learn how to clean your car windows and windshields for a streak-free finish.

Choose Your Cleaning Product Wisely

Don’t neglect the cleaner you use; the type of glass cleaner matters. Choose a high-quality glass cleaner or concoct a DIY solution of three parts vinegar to one part water. Avoid ammonia-based cleaners, as they can damage window tint.

Apply a rain-repellent product for additional weather protection. It enhances visibility during rainy drives, prevents streaks and water spots, and makes cleaning a breeze.

Timing is Everything

Timing when to clean the windows and windshields can also make or break your cleaning job. Clean your windshields and windows in a garage or shaded driveway so it’s out of direct sunlight. This prevents the cleaning solution from drying too quickly, reducing the risk of stubborn streaks.

Technique Matters

You must pay attention to your wiping technique to avoid streaks. Instead of circular motions, go top to bottom with horizontal swipes on one side of the glass and vertical on the other. This way, you see which side needs extra attention if streaks persist. When cleaning auto glass without streaks, remember to lift the wiper blades to reach every corner.

Microfiber Magic

Ditch the old newspaper or paper towels – they can leave behind lint, streaks, and scratches. Opt for a microfiber cloth for a spotless finish. They’re gentle on glass surfaces and absorbent enough to remove loose bits of grime.

A person using a microfiber cloth to clean their front windshield.

Got Cracks or Chips You Can’t Clean Off? Visit Frank’s Auto Glass

If you have any stubborn spots, take your car to Frank’s Auto Glass. We’re automotive professionals focused on windshield, window, and lock repairs and replacements.

We know that everyone lives busy lives. That’s why we offer mobile windshield repairs with a one-year warranty. You can focus on your priorities while we come to you to fix your windshield before the crack or chip worsens. Call 773-488-7700 to schedule service.

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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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