How to Clean a Car Windshield Inside

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You may have noticed that, even though you’ve washed your new Ford, there’s still a hazy residue on your windshield. This is a common problem that we’ve heard about from many of our City Centre customers. The best way to resolve this issue is to learn how to clean a car windshield inside. The service team at Capital Ford Winnipeg has outlined all the key steps and materials you’ll need to get the job done right, showing you how to properly clean your car windshield and answering questions like whether you can use Windex on car windows. For more auto care advice, be sure to check out our Ford service tips to see how we can help keep your car, truck, or SUV running smoothly in top condition on the roads in and around Winnipeg. 

Can You Use Windex on Car Windows?

Among the most frequently asked questions on the subject of cleaning car windshields is, “can you use Windex on car windows?” The answer is yes, you can. However, there are a couple of potential issues with using Windex. If your car has tinted windows, Windex may cause damage. Usually, the ammonia in Windex will not cause damage to window tints done by the factory, but it’s not recommended to use Windex on tint installed by a third party. In addition, Windex is also known to leave streaks if not used properly. It’s because of these two factors that most Garden City-area car owners tend to avoid using Windex.

How to Clean a Car Windshield Inside: Items You’ll Need

It is not advisable to use paper towels on your windshield. They can leave lint, streaks, or even cause small scratches, leaving you with a permanent haze instead of clearing it up. Want to learn how to clean the inside of car windows the right way? The experts at Capital Ford Winnipeg recommend using the following materials:

  • Microfiber cloth
  • Store-bought glass cleaner or a homemade cleaning mix (made with water, a teaspoon of dishwashing liquid, a few drops of vinegar)
  • Rubbing alcohol

How to Clean a Car Windshield Inside: Four Steps

So what is the best method of learning how to clean inside car windows? Our service team recommends following these steps, and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact our service centre:

  1. Wipe the windshield down with a clean, dry microfiber cloth to remove any dirt.
  2. Use another cloth to apply a bit of rubbing alcohol in order to remove any grease from the glass.
  3. Spray your glass cleaner on the other side of your microfiber cloth (not on the windshield). Then, wipe the glass in a circular motion.
  4. Any glass cleaner left on the windshield will leave residue or streaks, so make sure to completely dry the glass. 

Get More Car Care Tips at Capital Ford Winnipeg

Whether you want to learn about your Ford maintenance schedule or how to repair a cracked windshield, the service professionals at Capital Ford Winnipeg are here to help. We provide the full range of auto care services, and with our rotating service specials and coupons, we can help you save when it’s time to give your vehicle a little TLC. Schedule a service appointment with us today!

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