If you’ve been driving long enough, you may have been in a similar situation – You’re driving to an important personal or professional meeting when suddenly heavy rain begins, drastically reducing your visibility. To make matters worse, passing vehicles can splash water on your windshield, as streets fill with runoff water. And you suddenly realize that your windshield or windshield wipers are simply not good enough!
Clearly not a situation you would want to be in, with summer thunderstorms on the way.
Now is the time to repair or replace your windshield and windshield wipers if they are not up to snuff. Here are a few simple steps you can take to ensure that stormy or rainy weather won’t trouble you anytime soon.
Examine Your Windshield Carefully
Tiny chips and cracks in the windshield can quickly and suddenly turn bigger. Closely inspect your windshield for any damage, however minor, that you may have not noticed because it doesn’t lie directly in your line of sight while driving.
Talk to a professional windshield repair and replacement service if you find any damage, even if it lies at the periphery of your windshield, to prevent your windshield glass from completely shattering.
Clean Windshields make Happy Drivers
Many car owners don’t take windshield cleaning seriously. Even if it seems visibility is fine in sunny weather, a dirty windshield can become far worse when wet. And when you turn on your wipers to clean the windshield, it may further reduce visibility by leaving muddy streaks on the glass. All you have to do to avoid this is to use water and/or a window cleaning solution with a cloth or paper towel to keep your windshield sparkling clean.
Check Wiper Blades
It is important to replace your windshield wiper blades regularly. The blades should apply even pressure at all points of the windshield and leave no water or debris behind. Damaged wiper blades can cause streaking and even scratch your windshield.
When your windshield is functional and intact, it’s easy to forget about it. But it is then that you should take good care of it to prevent future problems. To learn more about protecting, repairing or replacing your vehicle’s windshield before the thunderstorms arrive in your city, talk to a qualified windshield repair and replacement professional.