Driving a car requires you to pay attention to many things. You must think about where your car is going, at what speed, and how other cars are driving…
When you’re already busy, the last thing that you want is to think about how you should have cleaned your car windows.
It’s tiring looking through grime. However, dirty windows can distract from driving and make it dangerous. We do not recommend it.
We’re here to help you make sure that you don’t find yourself in that position.
What is the best method to clean windows of a car?
Newspapers have been touted as the best way to clean glasses for years. But modern water-based newspaper inks could cause inky smudges on your windows and other glass surfaces.
Paper towels and regular cloths often fail to remove contaminants and can leave residue behind. That could make it more difficult to clean your car windows. A microfibre fabric cloth is the best choice if you want your car to shine cleanly without streaking.
There are many choices for your cleaning product. Although you will likely have some glass cleaners at home, it’s best to get one that is specifically made for glass. Ammonia-based cleaners are not recommended for window tints. They can cause discolouration or damage to the tint and can also dry out rubber seals.
Here are our top picks for window cleaners.
Window wipes are now a common way to get a quick clean-up job done when you don’t have too much time.
We wouldn’t recommend that you use these in your regular car care and cleaning routine. They won’t be 100% effective at cleaning windows or removing any significant buildup. These towels are good to have in your car for quick cleaning between washes. If you have the time, wipe it off with your microfibre towel.
Armor All’s Glass Wipes was our top pick. They can be used both inside and outside, are free of ammonia (safe for tinted auto windows), and they are more eco-friendly than other alternatives because they are made from biodegradable material.
Formulated cleaning products for glass are better suited to automotive glass. As you don’t need to clean your interior windows, we recommend using one that comes in spray bottles. You can save time by spraying the glass quickly with the spray bottle.
Our top pick – Autoglym Fast Glass. This highly rated product can quickly remove insects, bird droppings and grease from your glasses.
If you don’t have the time or the desire to buy new products, there are many home-made cleaning products like rubbing aloe. You can give your home a shine and clean with the same products you use at work.
Our top pick? A white vinegar cleaning remedy. Mix 1 part white vinegar to 2 parts distilledwater, then put in a sprayer. Here are the steps to clean and replace your glass cleaner with white vinegar solution.
How can you clean windows in cars without streaks
We recommend that you wash your car first. This will get rid off any dirt or bugs that have accumulated. Your main task will be to polish up the car glass.
It’s best not to clean your car windshield before cleaning it. This works in the same manner as for your windows. However since dirt on your windshield is more likely be splattered around, it is best to clean your sides first. How to clean your car windscreen.
Two microfibre cleaning cloths and a glass polish are necessary for exterior windows.
- Spray your cleaning solution onto the window. You won’t have to clean the entire window, as they are smaller than the windscreen.
- Your microfibre cloth can be used to wipe down the surface in a vertical, then horizontal motion. This will ensure that there are no streaks.
- Repeat the process with the other end of the cloth.
Like the interior of your windshield, interior glasses must be cleaned with more care.
- Don’t let cleaning products get all over your interior. Spray glass cleaner directly on a clean, dry cloth.
- Use your microfibre fabric to wipe the interior window in a vertical direction. Follow with a horizontal motion.
- Use a microfibre towel to dry it.
Roll down your windows to remove dirt from the top. It’s a good idea also to plan your cleaning around the weather. The sun can heat up and make it hard to clean windows quickly.
How do I clean the rubber on car windows?
It is easy for people to overlook the rubber trim on your car windows. Because it is not in the same category as the window and car body categories, it can be difficult to clean. It is important to maintain the rubber trim’s condition as they help prevent moisture and contaminants getting in your windows.
It is possible to clean them in only a few steps.
- Apply car shampoo to entire window trim
- Use a microfibre or sponge to clean and remove any dirt. Use a soft toothbrush to remove any dirt or marks.
- Take a clean, damp microfibrecloth and wipe off shampoo.
- Dry your skin with a microfibre hand towel
After the rubber has dried, you can apply a protective coating to it. AutoGlym’s Vinyl, Rubber Care protects exterior and interior rubbers. It creates an effective, yet flexible, anti-static barrier to protect against moisture, oxygenation, and fading.