Replacing windshield wipers, as well as being careful with ice scrapers and avoiding sudden heat from the defroster, are ways that Delta Auto Glass suggests that car owners can help to keep their windshield in shape during the winter.
According to National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), car owners should replace their old wipers regularly.
“If your climate is harsh, purchase rubber-clad (winter) blades to fight ice build-up. Stock up on windshield washer solvent — you’ll be surprised how much you use during the winter months. And don’t forget to always carry an ice scraper”
Delta Auto Glass agrees that wipers are a good idea for winter.
“New wipers are more effective at keeping the windshield clean,” their website states. “Clean and inspect your windshield wipers before winter. Dirt can become trapped beneath old windshield wipers, causing scratches to the windshield. By cleaning your windshield wipers, and having them replaced if they are worn, you can prevent debris from scratching your windshield.”
Delta Auto Glass also recommends repairing any small chips or cracks in the windshield before winter.
“If you have any small cracks or chips in your windshield, you may consider having them repaired before winter,” their website advises. “Small cracks can fill with moisture, and when the freezing weather hits, this moisture turns to ice; expanding and causing the cracks to expand as well.”
Having small cracks professionally repaired and sealed before winter helps to prevent windshield damage from the cold weather and ice.
Delta Auto glass provides glass repair and replacement services to Houston, Humble, and the surrounding area. For more information on winter maintenance for windshields, or to find out about glass repair in Houston, visit them online at: www.autoglasshouston.net