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Aug 07 2019

How to Reduce Glare On Your Windshield


At Kirmac Collision & Autoglass, our mission is to repair your car to pre-accident condition anytime you have a collision or auto glass damage – but ultimately, we hope you never run into these sorts of problems in the first place! Prevention always beats cure when it comes to auto body repair, and one great way to limit your chances of an accident is to reduce the glare on your windshield. Windshield glare may seem mild, but it often isn’t noticeable until it’s almost too strong to see through. Thankfully, these simple steps can help you reduce glare and improve visibility to lower your chances of an accident.

Quick Tips to Reduce Windshield Glare

Has your windshield started to seem more like a wall of light than a glass panel? At the right time of day, windshield glare can be blinding. Follow these steps to reduce glare and improve your car’s visibility:

  • Keep It Clean: First things first. Windshield glare usually arises from dirt, oil, and debris on the windshield, so thoroughly cleaning your windshield, windows, and mirrors is the first step to cutting back glare.
  • Apply Vinegar: Want to help your window cleaning do double duty? Apply white vinegar to your windshield after you’ve cleaned it with soap and water. This will help prevent dirt build-up in the future, preventing glare.
  • Replace Your Wipers: If you haven’t cleaned your windshield lately, your windshield wipers are your first line of defense against glare. But if your wipers are old and dried out, they might even make things worse. Be sure to regularly replace your windshield wipers at least every 6 to 12 months to ensure they can still get rid of dirt and reduce glare on the road.
  • Refill Your Wiper Fluid: Even new windshield wipers are useless without wiper fluid. Check and refill your wiper fluid reservoir regularly.

Contact Your Autoglass Repair Specialists

These tips will help keep your windshield crystal clear and free of distracting glare, but if you ever have a problem like a cracked or damaged windshield, it’s best to get it repaired by the pros right away. Thankfully, we can help with that. Our auto glass and collision repair experts are dedicated to providing a quality repair no matter what the issue, and we strive to provide friendly, convenient service to each and every customer. Don’t take chances when it comes to your safety on the road: request a repair appointment online today!