Keeping your car’s windshield clean is an important step for safe driving. It’s easy to do and will leave your car looking great!
All drivers should aim to drive friendly and arrive safely, and cleaning your windshield is one way you can dedicate yourself to that mission. Why is a clean windshield so important?
Why Should You Keep Your Windshield Clean?
There are a lot of reasons why you should keep your window clean. Mainly, a cleaner windshield means safer driving. This is for two reasons. First, a clean windshield will improve your ability to see, meaning you can react quickly and know exactly where you are driving. Second, if dirt is left on a windshield for a long amount of time, it can end up causing damage to your car.
Cosmetically speaking, having a clean windshield makes your car look a lot better. It’s like having a freshly made bed – it looks good and makes you feel better!
How to Clean Your Windshield
Cleaning your windshield isn’t difficult, but you want to make sure you’re doing it right. Here are some tips on how to clean your windshield inside and out.
How to Clean the Inside of Your Windshield
To clean the inside of your windshield, you’ll need a glass cleaner, microfiber rags, and rubbing alcohol.
- Wipe the inside of the window with the clean rag.
- Use the rag with rubbing alcohol to remove any grease on the inside of the windshield.
- Spray glass cleaner onto a new rag and clean the glass using a circular motion.
- With a new rag, wipe up and down to finish.
How to Clean the Outside of Your Windshield
Cleaning the outside of your windshield is a little less difficult. Simply using your wipers and spraying fluid might be enough to get the job done. If you need a more involved cleaning, using a microfiber towel with glass cleaner is also a good option.
What About Your Car Mirrors?
Since we’re talking about visibility in this post, it would be a missed opportunity if we didn’t mention your car’s mirrors too. Keeping your mirrors clean and knowing how to position them are also two key steps to safe driving.
How Do You Keep Your Car Mirrors Clean?
Keeping your car mirrors clean maintains your visibility and safety while driving. To keep your car mirrors clean, you’ll need to clean them using a microfiber cloth and glass cleaner.
What is the Correct Way to Position the Driver’s Seat and Mirrors of Your Vehicle?
For optimal safety and visibility, have the following things in mind when positioning your driver’s seat:
- Your back should rest fully against the back rest.
- Your hips should be as high as your knees.
- Put the seat as high as possible for maximum visibility.
- Your arms should be able to touch the wheel and still fully extend.
When positioning your mirror, what you need to do depends on the mirror you are positioning. With the rearview mirror, you want to position it so that you can see directly out the middle of your back windshield. When adjusting your side view mirrors, you want to be able to see the road behind you as well as a bit of the side of your own car.
When should you adjust your seat and mirrors?
You should adjust your seat and mirrors before you start driving. Check them every time you get in any car to make sure everything is right.
Sign the Pledge!
If you’re on board with keeping your windshield clean and would like to vow to do so, sign our pledge today. You’ll be joining hundreds of other people who want to Drive Friendly and Arrive Safely.