Tips for Cleaning Car Windows Without Streaks

Tips for Cleaning Car Windows Without Streaks

A clean windshield is essential for a better vision of the road. Over time, dirt and grime settles down on the windshield surface obstructing your view. Here we have provided tips to clean windows without streaks. 

Things to Remember 

  • The windows and windshields have two sides that need to be cleaned thoroughly by following the instructions given below.

  • Avoid cleaning the windows and windshield when the sun is shining bright. When you clean the windows and windshield under the sun, the cleaning solution dries up fast and leaves streaks behind which are difficult to clean. Park your car in the garage or under shade before commencing windows cleaning.

  • Don’t use ammonia-based glass cleaners to clean the car's windows. The strong chemicals in ammonia-based glass cleaners cause window tinting. Use glass cleaners recommended for automobile cleaning purposes. 

Things You Will Need

  • Empty spray bottle

  • Distilled water (2 cups or more)

  • Rubbing alcohol

  • White vinegar

  • Surgical towels

  • Microfiber towels 

Preparing the Cleaning Solution

Take an empty spray bottle and pour two cups of distilled water. Add a quarter-cup of rubbing alcohol and a half-cup of white vinegar to the spray bottle. Shake the bottle to mix the ingredients well. Your cleaning solution is now ready for use.  

Steps to Clean Windows with Streaks

  • Take a microfiber rag and wipe the window from top to bottom. This will get rid of any loose dirt on the windows.

  • Take another microfiber rag and dip it in rubbing alcohol and wipe the windows with a wet rag. This will remove and waxy and oily residue from the windows.

  • If you live in a coastal region, dip the microfiber cloth in white vinegar and wipe the windows with it. This will dissolve any sea salt on the windows.

  • Take a surgical towel and spray cleaning solution on it. You should never spray the cleaning solution directly on the windows or the windshield.

  • Start with interior glass first and clean one window at a time. Work from top to bottom while cleaning the windows

  • Move the surgical towel in a sweeping motion and apply some pressure while cleaning windows. Make sure no part of the windows is missed.

  • Roll down the window to clean the top portion of the glass.

  •  If a section or part of surgical towel gets dirty, switch to clean portion of the surgical towel

  • If the complete surgical towel becomes dirty, switch to a new towel. Spray the cleaning solution on it and continue with the cleaning process.

  • After you have cleaned the complete window, take a microfiber towel and wipe the window dry and get rid of excess cleaning solution that causes streaks.

  • Repeat the same cleaning process for all windows.

Cleaning the Windshield 

To clean the windshield, sit on the passenger seat for better access to the windshield while cleaning. Wipe the windshield with a rag (sprayed with cleaning solution) from top to bottom. While cleaning the exterior side of the windshield, also clean the wiper blades by rubbing alcohol.

Now that your windows and windshield are sparkling clean, you need to ensure it stays clean always. Whenever possible park your car in the garage which will prevent contaminants and dirt accumulating on the car windows.