Tips for Cleaning Car Windows Without Streaks



Tips for Cleaning Car Windows Without Streaks

Having a shining, clean car suggests that you have taken the time to clean and maintain it. It speaks volumes about your personality. It may not be the most glamorous part of owning a car, but it is a vital part. While you are trying to shine up those windows to make the car look glamorous, you might end up leaving unsightly streaks. It is frustrating that despite so much care and effort, your car windows end up looking dirty. Just follow these tips to clean your car windows without leaving streaks.

Avoid Direct Sunlight

When the sun is out bright and shiny, it may seem like a good day to clean your car. It is not. When you wipe down your car windows and see little white streaks even after cleaning, it is the cleaning agent that has dried up quickly in the sun. So, either clean the car on an overcast day or move the car to a shaded area like a garage where you can avoid direct sunlight.

Inside, Outside and On Top

Most people don’t realize that the car windows have three sides: the inside, outside and the top. So, just shining up the outside of the window won’t help, as the dirt and stains on the inside will become more visible. Also, when you roll down the window, you will see dirt on the top of the window. So, make sure that you clean all the three sides of the car windows. 

Cleaning Wiper Blades Is Essential

Wiper blades can accumulate a lot of dust and dirt. If you don’t clean them, they will leave streaks of dirt on your shiny windshield the next time you use them. So, include the wiper blades in your window cleaning process. Also, if you don’t keep the blades clean, they will wear off quickly.

Type of Cleaning Cloth Is Important

You can’t just use any rag to clean the car windows and expect wonderful results. There are towels designed especially for the purpose of cleaning car windows and we suggest that you use them. Usually, a microfiber towel is recommended as it helps clean the most stubborn stains. 

There are several qualities of microfiber towels available. You need to pick one that does not shed fibers easily. The trick is to have two towels, one wet and one dry. Once you have cleaned the windows with the wet towel, wipe them down with the dry towel to remove any streaks. If you have only one towel, then you can dip a corner of the towel in water and clean the window. Once done, use the dry side of the towel to wipe down any streaks. 

Avoid Ammonia-Based Products on Tinted Windows

Ammonia will damage the tint on the windows. Instead, just use soapy water and a couple of microfiber towels. First, clean with soap, and then use a wet towel to wipe away the soap, and finally the dry towel to remove the water stains. 

So, here you have tips to clean your car windows without leaving any streaks. Now, let your car shine like your personality.


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