Our winter windscreen top tips
Wednesday, 16 Dec 2020
Christmas is on the horizon and this can only mean one thing – winter is here!
To help you reduce your chances of making a claim over the colder months, especially for a replacement windscreen, we have gathered together our top tips for you on how to best care for your vehicle glass.
A glass chip is more likely to turn into a crack during cold conditions – having a chip repaired can help avoid a costly windscreen replacement claim.
Auto Windscreens’ top tips
AVOID POURING BOILING WATER ON GLASS:
Pouring boiling water on a windscreen to remove ice or snow could result in the glass cracking or exploding! Use a good quality de-icer or scraper instead.
TOP UP ANTI-FREEZE:
Use anti-freeze screen wash. Ensure it’s topped up and don’t be tempted to use washing up liquid as an alternative.
WIPER BLADES NEED CARE:
Try not to pull wiper blades off frozen glass or turn them on if the screen is iced over as the rubber may tear.
THINK ABOUT PARKING:
Leave your vehicle in a garage overnight or use a windscreen cover to protect against frost. Parking close to a building will also help prevent exposure to the elements.