Vinegar Tops Glass Cleaner for Cleaning Your Windshield

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( — June 23, 2018) Phoenix, Arizona — At Dealer Auto Glass, day in day out, we interact with people who are not sure whether or not vinegar should be used as a windshield cleaner. There are so many myths, misconceptions and theories surrounding the issue that we thought we would iron out the facts for you in this article.

If you’re asking yourself, can I Use Vinegar to Clean my Windshield? Yes, it is absolutely 100% okay to use vinegar to clean your windshield. As a matter of fact, vinegar outshines most products that are in the market as glass cleaners. First, we’ll start with how the inside of your windshield gets dirty in the first place.

So what gets your windshield dirty?

Regardless of how careful and clean you are, your windshield is bound to get blurry at one point or the other. There is a wide variety of reasons behind this fact including smoke (from the engine or even cigars) and smog. They will both slowly create a layer on top of your windshield and with time, you will not be able to see clearly. Therefore, it is important to address this issue just like you would address an issue with the car engine before it gets out of hand.

Why Vinegar Outperforms Regular Glass Cleaners

Maybe the reason why you are interested in this article is because you have already been disappointed by the normal glass cleaning products in the market. Despite the fact that they were created solely for the purpose of cleaning glass, these products have a tendency of darkening your windshield. And this is as a result of the grime that forms around the windshield, which is partially oily. Since the regular cleaner can’t breakdown the oils, it instead just moves them around worsening the problem. However, with the vinegar solution, this won’t be the case.

Cleaning the Inside of Your Windshield with Vinegar


. Cleaning solution (equal amounts of water and white vinegar)

. Spray bottle

. Towels

. Microfiber clothes

. Safety glasses.

Below is a step by step procedure of cleaning the inside of your windshield with vinegar, which if you follow carefully, you will avoid creating the streaky, hazy layer that can affect your visibility while driving.

1. Mix and shake well the vinegar solution; White vinegar is great when it comes to dealing with oil and its residues. However, it has to be well combined for the best results.

2. Lay Towels over the dashboard: This will ensure that the dashboard is not affected by the vinegar and water solution.

3. Spray the solution all over the windshield including the corners and ensure every last bit of dirt has been well dealt with.

4. Using a dry and clean microfiber cloth, wipe down the windshield. Keep changing the cloth as soon as it becomes wet or dirty.

5. Considering how often you clean your windshield, you can repeat the process for optimal results.

6. It will not take long before the odor from the vinegar fades away, but in case it is stubborn, it is advisable to take a drive while your windows are open so it will fasten the process.

Finally! Your dirty windshield problem has been solved, get your equipment and get some vinegar to work.

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