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Jan 23 2019

Tips & Tricks For Taking Care Of Your Car Windows


Kirmac Collision & Autoglass is ready to help whenever you need auto glass repair or collision repair in Vancouver and the surrounding areas. We understand that you hope never to need us. While we can’t help you avoid a collision, we can help you get a longer life out of your car windows with these care tips and tricks for taking care of car windows.

Seek the Shade

Heat can cause glass to warp and crack, and that includes car windshields and windows. Always look for shade when you’re parking outdoors whether it’s shaded by trees, in a garage or beneath covered parking spots. Consider investing in covered parking at home as well.

Cleaning Your Windows

Maintaining a cleaning routine can help you avoid missing spots. It doesn’t matter where you start, but always start in the same place and follow the same steps. For example, work on the exterior first, beginning with the front windows, then do the back windows before moving inside. To avoid damaging other car materials, use a glass cleaner that does not include ammonia. Here’s an easy, make-at-home solution that works well:

  • 1 cup alcohol
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar

Create your solution in a spray bottle for instant and easy access. To avoid scratching the glass or leaving streaks, only use cloths made of microfibers to wipe down windows.

Avoid Slamming Doors

Avoid slamming your car doors and ask passengers to do the same. The force you apply when slamming doors vibrates the window glass, which can loosen them in their tracks and cause them to slip out of alignment. It can also contribute to the beginning of chips and cracks, leading to the need for auto glass repair in Vancouver.

Schedule an Appointment Today

Kirmac Collision & Autoglass is your go-to professional for windshield replacement and more. If you are in an accident, our full-service auto body shop can help make things right. Check out our locations and call our office at 604-552-5300 or schedule an appointment online.