Spring is here, which means it's almost time for spring cleaning. Since you'll be cleaning up your house, why not take some time to clean up your auto glass? Centennial Auto Glass is always there for your windshield replacement needs, and we're glad to share our auto glass expertise with you so you can make your car look great this spring with spotless auto glass. Take a look at our tips for spring cleaning your auto glass.

Choosing the Right Auto Glass Cleaner

There are several great brands of auto glass cleaner available, but be sure to avoid any cleaners that contain ammonia or alcohol. These ingredients can produce toxic fumes that are harmful to humans and the environment. Many household glass cleaners contain ammonia and should not be used on auto glass. In addition to releasing toxic fumes, ammonia can leave streaks on your windows and can damage custom tinted glass.

Using the Right Towel Makes a Big Difference

Your old t-shirts, socks, rags or bath towels really aren't the best choice for cleaning your windows. They will often leave streaks or even scratches, and just won't give you the complete clean you want for your auto glass. We recommend choosing a high-quality microfiber towel. These towels generate a small electrostatic charge that lifts away dirt as you wipe down your window, giving your glass the best possible clean.

Clean and Dry with Separate Towels

Wipe the glass surface clean first, then use the other side of the towel or a fresh towel to dry it down. You don't want to put all of the debris you just cleaned up back on the window! You'll want to make sure that you have an ample supply of towels available to you. Keep in mind that a straight wiping motion is more effective than a circular motion.

Windshield Wipers Leaving Streaks?

Dampen a cloth with water and some white vinegar and wipe down the wiper blades. The vinegar should clean out any debris stuck on the blades, but if that doesn't work then it is time for new wiper blades.

Final Touch-up Tips

Dirt likes to build up in those hard to reach corners of the window frame. An old toothbrush or small detailing brush will do the trick to clean up those areas. Spray your brush with your glass cleaner, and scrub that grime out!

When you need windshield replacement or chip repair, visit Centennial Auto Glass for the best auto glass repair and installation with caring, personal service.