Top tips for taking care of your vehicle glass this winter
Tuesday, 26 Nov 2019
The clocks have gone back, bonfire night is over for another year and Christmas is on the horizon. This can only mean one thing – winter is coming!
Help reduce your chances of a claim over the colder months, especially for a replacement windscreen, by following our top tips on how to best care for your vehicle glass.
A glass chip is more likely to turn into a crack during cold conditions – have your chip repaired to avoid a potential costly windscreen replacement.
Auto Windscreens’ top tips for your customers
- 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.