The windscreen and windows
Clean glass makes driving more enjoyable and is vital for safety.
Wipe glass thoroughly with a microfibre cloth using circular motions.
Remove grease from the surface with a microfibre cloth and some rubbing alcohol.
Use glass cleaner and a microfibre cloth to make the glass sparkle and remove any traces of dirt or grease. Spray the product onto the cloth to avoid the cleaner spotting the dashboard and causing discolouration.
Clean tinted windows with soapy water and a microfibre cloth, avoiding products containing ammonia as they could damage the tinting.
Windscreen exterior deep clean
For an immaculate windscreen, ideally the first step is to clean the exterior. Then you can clearly see the grime on the inside. These steps will make sure your windscreen is thoroughly clean for several months, and the waxing step will mean dirt or insects are easy to wipe off.
- Spray the glass with cleaning product and wipe with a microfibre cloth. Do half the windscreen at a time so the product does not dry out on the surface.
- Clay bars are generally used on paintwork, but going over your windscreen with one will remove stubborn dirt or contaminants without scratching. Reshape your clay bar to present a fresh surface should it become dirty.
- Repeat the glass cleaner step with a new cloth to remove any dirt loosened by the clay bar.
- Dry the windscreen with a clean microfibre cloth.
- For extra help in repelling water or ice, apply a protective coating of car wax or similar product. Apply a light coating of product with a clean microfibre cloth, distributing with circular motions. Leave the wax for a few minutes; it is ready to buff off when moving your finger through the wax leaves a clear mark.
- Buff off the wax with a clean microfibre cloth, then finally buff again with a finishing cloth in circular motions, followed by vertical ones. Be careful not to touch the glass and leave fingerprints.
Keep windscreen wiper blades working effectively by wiping them with a cloth and a cleaning product suitable for rubber.