Tips On How to Rain Proof Your Windshield

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The windshield of your vehicle is important. Not only does it help protect you and your passengers during an accident, but it also offers protection from debris and myriad weather elements.

One of those weather elements is rain. However, to prevent leaks and a wet interior, it’s necessary to rainproof your windshield—and the skilled and professional team at Lucky Dog Auto Glass are going to give you tips on how to do just that!

Specifically, there are three ways to effectively rainproof your windshield.

#1 Avoid Cheap Wiper Blades

You’ve heard the expression, “You get what you pay for.” Regarding wiper blades, you get what you pay for, so avoid purchasing cheaper ones. When choosing a blade, look for products that deliver even pressure, as they will make a clean sweep across your windshield and not leave streaks.

Additionally, don’t wait to replace the blades when they start to disintegrate, but before this occurs. You’ll need good wiper blades, especially during a heavy rainstorm.

#2 Find a Good Glass Treatment

It’s important to find a good glass treatment to apply to your windshield. There are a variety of products to choose from on the market today. The main factor to consider is the chemicals found in the glass treatment. Some chemicals will last longer than others.

Depending on your budget, you can find a glass treatment product that is more resistant to wiper wear down, lasting six to eight months, or one that lasts four to six weeks. Whichever you choose, just make sure not to use a product that will leave your windshield with a frosted glass appearance. This will make driving difficult and compromise your safety.

#3 Keep Your Windshield Clean

Before applying any kind of waterproofing product to your windshield, make sure that the windshield is clean. This will help guarantee adherence and performance. You can rinse the glass and clean it with an alcohol based window cleaner and paper towel—just make sure that you wash off all the glass cleaner when you’re done. Then, dry the windshield with a microfiber towel and apply the waterproofing product as directed.

Contact Lucky Dog Auto Glass Today!

Is it time to replace your windshield? At Lucky Dog Auto Glass, we can help! Contact us today to schedule a free estimate! Just call (253) 569-9403. We look forward to hearing from you and making sure your vehicle is safe and secure every time you get behind the wheel.

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