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It is both annoying and dangerous to get a scratch on your windshield. It’s also quite common. A windshield scratch on a car can cause blindness and safety problems for the driver. It is important to fix the problem immediately, even if the scratch is minor. Once you have identified the source of the scratch, and the extent of the damage, you can determine the best course of action.
What’s a Windshield made of?
Windshields made from laminated glass offer the best protection against accidents and injuries. Laminated glass is made up of three layers: a layer of vinyl sandwiched between two sheets glass. They are then bonded together using extreme heat and pressure in an oven called an autoclave.
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This construction means that only the outer layer of windshield is susceptible to damage (typically, minor scratches) during moderate impacts. These scratches can be repaired without the need to replace your entire windshield.
What is the point of a scratch on your windshield?
The front glass of your vehicle provides structural integrity and can cause damage to the roof. In the event of a collision, mishap, or accident, a crack, scratch, chip, or chip could cause the entire roof to fall. If you leave a cracked windshield on your car for too long, it can cause damage to the vehicle and lead to a potential collapse in the event of an external, heavy impact.
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It is important to repair and replace car window glass. A small chip can quickly turn into a catastrophe.
The car’s front glass supports the timely deployment of front airbags. However, if damaged, it is unable to do so correctly, putting the lives of occupants in danger.
What can cause scratches on your windshield’s glass?
You can damage your windshield from everyday items.
- Defective Wiper Blades
If the windshield is not maintained properly, the surface of the wiper blades can harden, leading to scratches. If a small object like a pebble is trapped under the blades, it can also cause scratches.
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- Ice scrapers that have been damaged
You may need to clear ice off your windshield and windows if you live in cold or snowy areas. Ice scrapers are designed to protect your windshield from damage, but they can also cause scratches if they get too old or damaged.
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- Improper Cleaning
You might get scratches on your windshield if you use a hard cloth to clean it. Safe and proper cleaning is possible with a cotton or microfiber cloth.
- Road Debris
Pebbles and rocks can also cause scratches, especially if you’re driving behind four-wheelers.
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How to fix Scratches?
It is important to determine if the scratch is a superficial or deep one before you can fix it. If you touch a shallow surface scratch, it will feel smooth. However, a deep scratch will eventually grow and could require a complete windshield replacement. Although you can slow down the growth of the scratch at home, professional help is the best option.
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The good news is that it’s possible to prevent this from ever happening by taking a few safety precautions. These are some ways to prevent scratches.
Wipers – The Most Important Tools for a Scratch-Free Windshield
Car wipers are the most commonly used functionality in a car. They must be maintained regularly to ensure a clean windshield.
Have you ever had a stubborn leaf stick in your wipers? You can just turn the wipers on and they’ll go away. Well, no. It is not possible to run your wipers on a wet windshield. A short overnight stay in a parking lot can cause dirt and dust to settle on your windshield. A dust-laden wiper can have the same effect on your windshield as a good old sandpaper rub.
This is why it’s important to get your windshield wet before applying the Wipers
Wiper blades are not made to last forever. The Indian sun can cause the rubber of wiper blades to become brittle and break down. If your wiper blades become brittle or break down under the harsh Indian sun, the brackets that hold them can contact your windshield. This could cause a scratch and render your windshield nearly opaque.
It is best to get rid of your wiper blades as soon as they start to disintegrate and replace them with a new one. They are a great investment that can save you money and provide a lot of safety.
Make sure to top up your Wiper Fluids
A simple way to make sure your windshield is scratch-free is to keep the reservoir of wiper fluid topped up at all times. Wiper fluid is more important than you may think in windshield maintenance. A bottle of high-quality wiper oil is very affordable and would be a great addition to your garage.
You should also make sure that your wiper fluid is regularly checked, at least once a month, to ensure your blades’ cleanliness.
If you want to protect your windshield against scratches, make sure to fill it up at the station. Follow these tips to show your car’s windshield and wipers love.
Use the right cloth and the right cleaner
Insufficient or improper cleaning can cause scratches on your windshield. Use a microfiber cloth to clean your windshield. Make sure to rinse your windshield well before you begin cleaning.
Make sure you use an ammonia-free cleaner when cleaning your windshield. An ammonia-based cleaner could cause cracks and discoloration to your windshield.
The Right Way to Park Your Car
Your windshield will be exposed to debris and leaves if you park your car in the open. The sun can cause minor scratches to your windshield that aren’t visible to the naked eye. These tiny scratches can become more noticeable over time and make your windshield unusable.
To protect your windshield from scratches, it is better to park it in an enclosed area, such as a garage. You can also regulate your car’s internal temperature by parking it in a restricted area.
You can get small scratches fixed right away
You must immediately fix any minor scratches on your windshield to prevent them from becoming more severe and dangerous.
Because standard or substandard services can cause more damage than good, it is best to have your car repaired at a trusted service. A reputable service will not only save you money, but it will also be more expensive.
Clean your windshield with warm water and soap before you begin to deal with the scratch. Use a dry-erase marker to mark the area that needs to be repaired.
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