Five Maintenance Tips For Long Lasting Windscreens!

Five Maintenance Tips For Long Lasting Windscreens!

Imagine a car with a cracked windscreen. An uncomfortable image, right? But the poor aesthetics is no match to the safety hazards that this poses.


Windscreens in a car serve numerous functions but is specifically designed to:
  • Prevent foreign objects like dust, dirt, and grime from entering the car.
  • Prevent the roof from caving in and crashing in case of an accident.
  • Save the driver from the initial impact of an accident.
  • Prevent glare from the sun and ensure clear vision for the driver.

Routine maintenance of the windscreens in the car is one of the most neglected aspects of car care. It’s not just about cleaning the glass every day, though that is important. Regular cleaning and proper service and maintenance would not only extend the life of your windscreens but also keep you safe.


Just a little maintenance now and then could help prevent major mishaps with your windscreens and save you from spending lots of money. Here we discuss 5 easy and effective tips to keep your windscreens in good health for the long haul:

1. Avoid Parking under Direct Sunlight:
Parking your vehicle without care could put your entire car at risk, including the windscreens. Extreme temperatures could result in stress cracks in the windscreens, which could eventually put the entire glass at risk of breakage. Also, an existing crack could further spread due to extremes of temperature, especially under direct sunlight. Glass tints are also sensitive to UV rays, and could get damaged. Parking in a garage, basement or any other shaded spot as much as possible will prevent breakage and strengthen the durability of your windscreens in car.

2. Don’t Leave Chips or Cracks Unrepaired: When a foreign object hits your windscreens in car with an impact, it could leave chips or cracks in the windscreens or even lead to the formation of bubbles between the glass layers. These formations in the windscreens, regardless of their size, can cause significant damage if left untreated. With time, they could spread in size thus compromising the visibility of the driver. Also, it could damage to an extent where the safety of the glass is compromised and you are left with no other alternative but to replace the glass. It is crucial to take such nicks seriously, as a windscreen replacement is a bigger loss to you than a glass repair.

Five Maintanance Tips For Long Lasting Windscreens!
Five Maintenance Tips For Long Lasting Windscreens!
3. Replace Windscreens Wipers Regularly: The condition of the windscreens wiper affects the windscreens in the car in more ways than one. The windscreens wiper is made of two components broadly – a metal structure on the inside and a rubber coating on the outside. When the rubber coating wears out, your windscreens are exposed to the metal structure. This means, each time you run the wipers, the metal body scrapes against the windscreens, which could leave serious scratches on the glass. Wiper blades degrade over time due to wear and tear, debris, moisture, and sunlight and it is advised that you replace them at least once a year to protect your windscreens.

4. Use Good-Quality Cleaning Products: Using the wrong chemicals to clean your auto glass like ammonia-based glass cleaners, DIY cleaners, abrasive household sponges, paper towels, etc. could leave scratches on the screen, damage the glass tint or leave streaks on the window. It is advised that you use cleaners designed specifically for the windscreens in the car with a soft microfiber towel/cloth to protect it from any avoidable damage.

5. Avoid Slamming the Doors: It is no rocket science that slamming car doors can have serious implications. When you close the car door too hard, it can cause serious vibrations inside the car and the side windows to become loose and come off their tracks. If your glass already has small nicks, chips or cracks on its surface; it could grow, little by little, each time you close the door too hard. Hence, it is wise to make it a habit to close the door gently.

Choose Professional Replacement Services: Other precautions to be taken include: keeping a safe distance between your car and the traffic ahead, keeping your car covered under extreme temperatures, getting the windscreens checked at regular intervals, etc. Windscreens in cars are susceptible to damage and degradation, and a few essential practices by the car owner can do wonders in keeping the windscreens in good shape.

Following the above-mentioned tips religiously would grant long life to your windscreens. For more serious damages, sometimes auto glass crack repair becomes an inevitable solution to protect your safety. Ensure that all windscreens repair work is handled by qualified professionals. Always choose a specialized windscreens expert to fix any issues you face regarding your windscreens in the car.

Solana Windscreens Experts takes the window glass repair of your automotive glass very seriously. We follow a ‘Repair First’ policy where repairing your windscreens becomes our prime focus. But, if the situation calls for a replacement, we ensure the proper and safe installation of your windscreens with a one-year written warranty on our workmanship and materials used. So, without further ado, get in touch today!
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Operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year we repair or replace any piece of glass on any make or model of vehicle. Furthermore, you can relax in the knowledge that we guarantee all our workmanship, for as long as you own the vehicle.

Car Brands We Cater For.

Cars We Service:

With so many makes and models out there, you might be wondering if we service your car for windscreen repairs and replacements.
At Solana Windscreens we provide a mobile service for any vehicle, fixing and replacing your windscreen or window so you can get back out on the road again.
Take a look at the range of manufacturers we cater for, and if you don’t see your vehicle listed, just get in touch and speak to us – we source specialist glass for cars both old and new.

Toyota

We Replace Toyota Windscreens

Honda

We Replace Honda Windscreens

Mazda

We Replace Mazda Windscreens

BMW

We Replace BMW Windscreens

Hyndai

We Replace Hyndai Windscreens

VW

We Replace VW Windscreens

Nissan

We Replace Nissan Windscreens

Benz

We Replace Benz Windscreens

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We know how much a broken windscreen can disrupt your business, which is why we are dedicated to providing an efficient and quality service to all our customers across Harare and Zimbabwe. Our 24/7 service means we can reach your location quickly after your call and will use the most recent technology to carry out Komatsu windscreen repairs and replacements. So if you are in need of emergency windscreen repair, give us a call today and a member of our team can send out an experienced technician to fix your windscreen in no time. For more information on our services, please get in touch with us today.

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