How To Maintain Your Windshield for Safe Night Driving

Driving at night can be a risky and dangerous venture due to reduced visibility, which puts extra pressure on drivers to be more vigilant and alert at all times and ensure that their vehicle and their passengers are safe at all times. One of the main parts of a vehicle that impacts visibility for drivers is its windshield, and therefore, it needs to be maintained regularly and thoroughly so that safety is not compromised and that there is optimal visibility at all times. Let’s look at how to maintain your vehicle windshield to drive safely at night time.

Regular professional cleaning of both the inside and outside of the windshield using a good quality automotive glass cleaner and a microfiber is a must in maintaining its functionality and driver visibility. If driving for longer periods at night time, it may be handy to keep the cleaning products in the car so that they are accessible when dust and dirt from the roads needs to be removed. Chips, cracks and dents also need to be investigated and repaired, ideally by a professional, before driving at night time.

A fogged up windshield can also be one of the most hazardous scenarios during driving at night time. Therefore, it is important to ensure that it stays clear of fog at all times and ensures adequate visibility on the roads. Regular use of the vehicle’s defogging setting, air conditioning system and windshield wipers are critical. Commercial anti-fog sprays such as Rain X can come in handy when driving for long distance at night.
Additional maintenance measures can include adequate tinting to improve visibility while  maintaining safety and functionality. Changing wipers when they have ran their course to ensure that the vehicle is safe to be driven during the rain and topping up wiper fluid from time to time also help to ensure night and rain driving.
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