Springtime in Highland Park, TX is around the corner. Nature puts on a show with lush greenery, clear blue skies, and critters enjoying the great outdoors. But here's the thing, all that beauty comes with a downside for your car, especially if it's parked under a tree. Those pesky insects and birds can leave some not-so-pleasant surprises on your windshield.
Now, I get it, cleaning your windshield might seem like a breeze, but trust me, there's more to it than meets the eye. One wrong move, and you could end up with scratches or cracks, leading to an unplanned trip for windshield replacement or repair. Let's break down the steps to keep your windshield crystal clear this spring.
Here are a few tips from Optic-Kleer Plano for maintaining a clean windshield this Spring:
🦗 Dealing with Bug Trails:
Bug residue often dries up quickly. To tackle this, spray water on the affected area and let it sit for 20-30 seconds. Wipe the surface lightly and spray again. Swiftly sweep the entire trail horizontally, repeating the process until the trail disappears. Water is enough for this task.
🐦 Handling Bird Droppings:
For bird droppings, again, spray water on the affected area. Since bird droppings may concentrate in one spot, place a cloth underneath to prevent water from rolling downward and to contain the droppings, making the cleaning process more manageable. As the droppings soften, the water may change color. This indicates it's time to clean. Spray again and, instead of waiting, gently start scrubbing. Repeat until the surface is completely clean.
Notes: we always advise our Highland Park, TX neighbors to keep a lint-free cloth and a spray bottle in your car for convenient windshield cleaning throughout the spring season.
And remember, if you discover a chip or a small crack during your cleaning process, give Spencer from Optic-Kleer Plano a call at (972) 400-0714. He'll repair it ASAP to prevent it from becoming a bigger problem.