As your car keeps you safe and comfortable inside its cabin, it is naturally exposed to a variety of environmental forces, which often includes nasty bugs on your windshield. Bugs that stick to your windshield are not only a disgusting sight, they can also be a distraction that keeps your focus off the road. In such a case, a road traffic accident isn’t that far from happening.
If you’ve been wondering how to keep bugs away from your windshield, your friendly Kelowna auto glass installer would like to offer you a few useful tips:
Use repellent spray
There are sprays available on the market that are specially formulated to coat the windshield with repellent, and keep bugs from setting on it. These sprays can be purchased from a good auto accessories store. Use a windshield repellent spray as you would a normal glass cleaner—spray your windshield surface with it, then wipe it dry using a clean, non-abrasive cloth.
Install a bug deflector
Bug deflectors create an upstream of air that sweeps bugs up and over your vehicle. These acrylic strips are designed for easy installation—all you have to do is slide, clip, or stick one to the front of the hood, and you’re good to go. The bug deflector will also catch its fair share of bugs, but better on the deflector than on your windscreen, right? Since most of the bugs will never reach your vehicle, they are very handy to have.
Use a windshield cover
Bugs aren’t just a problem when you’re on the road—they can be a nuisance even when you’re parked, as well. To prevent bugs from finding their way onto your windshield when you’re not using your car, use a windshield cover. This can be anything from a wide piece of cloth to a tarp that can cover your windshield entirely. If you have a cover that you use to keep snow from accumulating on the glass, you can use that.
Bugs are one thing, but unfortunately, nature can throw a lot of other stuff onto your windshield, some more damaging than others. Should something from nature damage your windshield, take your car immediately to a Kelowna windshield repair specialist, such as Enterprise Glass Ltd. (an ICBC Glass Express Shop).
(How to Keep Bugs Off Your Car Front Window, eHow.com)