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Best Ways to deal with car windshield scratches

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Category:  Car Windshield

A windshield is a critical element in the overall performance and safety of any vehicle. A scratch on the windscreen can hamper the driver's visibility and lead to compromised passenger safety. The following can be the cause of scratches on your four-wheeler windshield.
  • Defective wiper blades: Damaged wiper blades can cause windshield scratches. Hence, it is essential to replace the wiper blades when they are damaged.
  • Improper cleaning: Not cleaning the windshield and wiper blades can cause scratches. Dust particles on the glass or wiper blades can cause severe scratches on the car’s windshield.
  • Road debris: Road debris hitting the windshield can cause scratches and cracks.
Looking through a scratched windshield can be more than a nuisance. The inconvenience of having to peer through scratch marks or look around them to safely navigate the roadways can also be a danger to you, your passengers, and other motorists. If your vision is obstructed it is possible to fix a scratched windshield without having to replace it. Here are the top tips to avoid scratches on the windshield.
  • Deal with minor scratches at the earliest.
  • Park your car in an enclosed space, ideally a garage, to reduce the chances of windshield scratches.
  • Check your car wipers regularly. You can remove the windshield wiper scratch by applying polish or using the glass repair kit.
For deeper scratches, such as windshield wiper burns or other light scratches, a more serious solution is necessary. Many auto glass repair kits will contain an ingredient called cerium oxide. This chemical, when buffed into the glass, helps bond the compound with the auto glass. It is commonly used with jewellery and ceramics and cerium oxide is applied with a polishing wheel.

White toothpaste that has baking soda as an ingredient is your best option for scratch removal. Simply apply a dot of toothpaste and rub it all over the scratched area. Repeat the process as needed. Then wipe the excess toothpaste with a damp cloth and see if there has been an improvement to the scratch.

Depending on the size, depth, and placement of the windshield scratch, your best option is to have it checked out by professionals and properly replaced or repaired. While most windshields will not splinter or crack after sustaining a scratch, if the scratch is in an area that obstructs driver vision then it needs to be addressed. Repairing your windshield is important and doing it quickly will reduce the chances of an accident due to obstructed vision. With readily accessible supplies, there is no reason to let scratches accumulate and create a driving hazard

It's also important to keep in mind that attempting to repair a scratch yourself may not be as effective as having it repaired professionally. If you are unable to remove the scratch or if it is severely affecting your visibility while driving, it is best to have it repaired by a professional. They will have the tools and experience to properly repair the damage and ensure that it is safe to use

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