Is your windshield ready for summer? Spring is here and summer is approaching faster than you think. As the weather starts to get warmer, you’re probably thinking about road trips and vacations, but first you might want to start getting your car ready the summer months.
One place to start is with your windshield. If you need a windshield repair for any chips or cracks you might have gotten during the winter, call Speers Auto Glass; we’ll have your windshield repaired quickly and efficiently, so you can get back to enjoying the nice weather. Keep reading for tips on how to get your windshield ready for summer.
Wash Off Winter!
The first thing you should do when getting your car ready for summer is to remove any caked on debris or dirt from your windshield. This might seem obvious, but it is essential for making sure your car is ready for the warmer months. During the winter, windshields are exposed to more vigourous driving conditions, like ice, snow, salt, slush and other filth; giving your windshield a quick scrub, inside and out, will not only make it look nicer, but give your a better perspective of where any damage is. Your field of vision while on the road will also be clear!
Get Any Damage Repaired!
If you notice any cracks or chips on your windshield, back window or side windows, book an appointment to get them repaired immediately. Damage to your windshield, even just a small chip, can spread fast; save yourself the hassle of an expensive replacement, and maybe even injury, and get a windshield repair as soon as possible.
Chips and cracks impair your ability to see when driving, which puts you and your passengers in danger. Many auto glass services, like Speers Auto Glass, have same day and emergency services; so you don’t have to wait for the next business day for a repair. Do the responsible thing and get your windshield repaired today.
Make Sure Your Washer Fluid Is Filled!
This probably isn’t a surprise, but incase you didn’t know, there are different windshield washer fluids for different seasons. Washer fluids for the winter are made for cleaning off salt, ice, and other snow related debris, and are made to endure colder temperatures so the liquid won’t freeze. Washer fluids for the summer are made to clean dirt, dust, and insect debris.
Some even claim to have rain repellent to keep your vision clear even on the stormiest of days. Make sure your switch up your windshield wiper fluid so that you have the appropriate kind for the summer months.
Make Sure Your Wipers Are In Good Shape!
The nicer weather is the perfect time to make sure that your windshield wipers are working properly. Getting stuck in a rainstorm when your windshield wipers aren’t working is not only annoying, it’s dangerous! Since windshield wipers are made of rubber, they are more susceptible to higher temperatures; give them a quick test to make sure that they are working properly, and if not get them replaced immediately.