How to Go About Rainproofing Your Windscreen
Most people who have been driving for a while have experienced rainfall at least once during their time on the road. If you have been driving for years, you can attest to the frequency of rain reducing your visibility to near zero. Rain, paired with the water from passing cars splashing your windscreen, can make driving in wet weather especially dangerous. Your windscreen wipers will go a long way towards clearing up your view, but for many, this is when they learn their wipers have failed.
If you want to cut down on a loss of visibility in the rain, there are a few steps to can take. One of the easiest ways to protect yourself on the road is to fully rainproof your windscreen. This will keep you from being blinded during a downpour or even from passing vehicles going over puddles. Follow the steps below from Best Windscreen to ensure your car is safe on the road.
Clean Your Windscreen
Cleaning your windscreen is the best way to ensure you always have a clear line of sight. Many people take clean windscreens for granted and don’t actually take the time to clean their glass before hitting the road. A dirty windscreen can reduce visibility in rainy weather and in sunny weather alike. When you do clean your windscreen, make sure to clean the interior as well as the exterior with streak-free window cleaner.
Inspect Your Windscreen
Check your windscreen from cracks and chips on a regular basis. Small damage can spread quicker than you can imagine. Often, damage may exist on other parts of your windscreen that are out of your line of view, which can make them harder to spot. Anytime there is damage to your windscreen, you should get it repaired as soon as possible. The longer the damage remains, the worse it will get.
Purchase High-Quality Wiper Blades
Your windscreen wiper blades should be replaced as often as your toothbrush. Yup, that means every three to four months you should buy new wipers for your car. They are subject to more wear and tear than many other parts on your car which is one reason they must be replaced so often. It may be tempting to choose a cheap blade, but it is important to opt for high-quality instead. A good wiper will apply even pressure along your windscreen and won’t leave behind streaks of moisture when visibility matters most.
Apply a Windscreen Rain Repellent
Quite a few products on the market will help keep your windscreen clear during the rainy season. These products cause the water to bead up and roll away instead of streaking down the glass. In addition, they work with the defroster on your car to help banish water vapour condensation. At the same time, they also make your wipers work more efficiently by allowing them to glide effortlessly over the surface of your windscreen.
Most are sold in a liquid form and can be applied at home. You can also purchase a higher-end type that is applied with specially formulated applicators. No matter which brand you buy, make sure you follow the directions for proper application and reapplication to keep your windscreen streak-free all season long.
How Best Windscreen Can Help
If you have a broken or damaged windscreen, we can help. Give us a call at 0800 2425 505 to find out more about our affordable windscreen replacement service in London.