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Here Is How You Can Properly Clean Your Windows

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Here Is How You Can Properly Clean Your Windows

Whether you’re an everyday commuter or a work-from-home, you probably look out your car windows more these days than the windows in your home. These windows serve a much more vital function, too. In fact, the condition of your windows can significantly impact how you drive. In this article, we’ll give you our top tips for window cleaning. But first, let’s explain why cleaning your car is essential. 

Having A Clean Car Is a Safety Measure.

It's essential to take care of your vehicle, so you can drive confidently and know you are doing everything possible to keep yourself safe in the car. A clean car is a safety measure, and anyone driving a dirty car can attest to this. If the sunlight hits just the right way while your windows are dirty, it can become nearly impossible to see. With clean windows, you can see better and focus on the road, not your windshield.

Use The Right Tools.

First, you’ll need the right tools. Here are some options:

  • A squeegee is a flat tool that attaches to a pole. You can use it to push water off your window's surface or buy "squeegee kits" that come with a microfiber cloth and/or sponge attached.
  • A microfiber cloth will help remove any dirt or smudges from your window without leaving streaks behind. 
  • Sponges are another option if all else fails; however, they may leave more streaks than other tools since they aren't explicitly designed for window cleaning purposes like squeegees and microfiber cloths. They also tend not to work well on glass surfaces like mirrors because their texture is too rough for such delicate surfaces—but this isn't always true!

You’ll also need something to put on the tools. Still, I’d suggest water unless you can get vehicle-specific cleaner. Windex will do in a pinch, but using an automotive window cleaner makes a huge difference!

Clean The Outside of Your Windows First. 

Washing the outside of your car's window and windshield is pretty straightforward. You'll need a bucket, a sponge or cloth, and dish soap or car wash soap (you can use dish soap if you don't have car wash soap).


First, take the sponge or cloth and dip it in the bucket of soapy water. Wring out any excess water so that it's not dripping. Rub the dirty part of the window/windshield until it's clean. Next, rinse with clean water to remove all of the soap residues. Finally, dry off with a towel and enjoy!

Cleaning The Inside Of Your Windows. 

Now, move into your car.


Use a clean cloth to clean the inside of your window. There are many different types of clothes, but I recommend using a microfiber cloth for this purpose. You can find these at most stores, including discount stores. You don't want anything too thin because it might tear when you're cleaning the window; neither do you want anything too thick because it would take longer to dry and may create streaks on your glass surface.


Once you've finished drying off the inside of your windows, use a squeegee (or similar tool) to remove excess water. Then, use another clean cloth to dry out any remaining moisture from these areas.

You have a clean window!

Congratulations! You've cleaned your windows, and they look great. Don't forget to thank yourself—you deserve it! 

If you’ve noticed your windshield wipers just aren’t doing the trick, come see us at D&E. But that’s not all we can do–for all other things car maintenance and repair, we’re here! Contact us at D&E Auto Repair in Chico, CA. As a business, we put community first; our team is like a family, and we want to help you save money any way we can! Schedule an appointment with us today, and together we will get your car burning clean again!