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How To Clean Your Car Windshield and Windows

Cleaning your car is one of many things a responsible car owner should do. This includes getting the interior, the body, and the glass surfaces (windows, windshield, etc.). Sometimes, you're going to need more than soap, water, and elbow grease to get rid of the streaks and smudges off your glass surfaces. But can you use a generic class cleaner (Windex)?

To make this brief, yes, you can use Windex on the glass surfaces of your car. However, if you have tinting on your windows, you should refrain from using glass cleaner just in case it messes it up. Today, we will go over all the things you need and the steps to properly clean your car's windshield and windows. Here's what you need:

  • Microfiber cloths (you'll need more than 1)
  • Store-bought glass cleaner
  • Rubbing alcohol


  1. Wipe the windshield (and windows) down with a clean, dry microfiber cloth to remove any dust and dirt.
  2. Use a separate, clean one to apply a tiny bit of rubbing alcohol to remove the tougher spots.
  3. Disperse your glass cleaner, or Windex, on the opposite side of your microfiber cloth (not on the glass surface). Then, rub it on in circular motions.
  4. Let the glass dry.

This method is quick, simple, and straightforward, so you shouldn't have to make excuses for a dirty windshield or spotty windows. Keeping your glass surfaces clean is one of the several things you need to do to maximize your visibility of the road. You'll also need to make sure you have bright, working lights, fresh wiper blades, and clean wiper fluid. For all these auto maintenance needs, we invite you to visit Gil's Garage Inc of Half Moon today.

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