Here are 5 tips on how you can tackle this tedious task and get your car window cleaner in no time at all.
Sometimes, a regular old glass cleaner isn’t going to cut it. Spend a few extra bucks and pick up a dedicated automotive glass cleaner. It will often have the added bonus of containing a tiny amount of silicone, which will make your windows extra shiny and help them repel dirt for longer – saving you even more time spent cleaning!
If you’re using that spray bottles with trigger nozzles, be very careful how you hold the bottle. The force with which the nozzle releases can actually scratch your window if you’re not holding it at just the right angle – meaning even more work later on to repair those scratches! Instead, try purchasing one of those spray bottles where you push down on top to get the foam to come out.
Once you’re done cleaning your car, don’t just cram everything back into the glove box and forget about it. This is a big mistake! Not only can these items – like that dirty old rag or bottle of cleaner – leave streaks on your windows, but they can also attract dirt in there which will make it hard for you to keep things clean next time around!
You know that fancy, expensive microfibre cloth you just splurged on? While it might be tempting to use it for all of your glass cleanings, this cloth isn’t really designed for that. It’s best to reserve the microfibre cloth specifically for washing later on down the road, using it just enough to spread around any cleaner you might have otherwise used with the rag – sparing the cloth from being worn out by too much cleaning.
Don’t have a clothesline? Don’t worry! Many professional car washes will allow you to hang your clothes outside in their drying racks. Just make sure they’re sturdy before you trust them with your wet rag! Or, if you’ve got a few minutes before you head home, find an inconspicuous spot in your local park where nobody can see and dry off that rag however you need to.