How to Prep Your Auto Glass for Winter

Dec 1, 2022, 09:49 AM by Julie Wax

winter auto glass
Brrrrrr. It’s time to start thinking before you jump in your car. Driving in the colder temperatures can take a lot more thought and preparation than other seasons. If you take the time before the middle of those winter months, you’ll be glad you did. 

We’ve gathered the following tips on how to prepare your auto glass for winter this year:

  1. Working wipers. Did you know in the state of Arkansas, all windshields are required to have working windshield wipers that are controlled by the driver. The wipers must be able to remove rain, snow and debris. So make sure you regularly replace them every six months to help clear your winter windshield.

  2. Make or buy a de-icer spray. To make your own, it’s pretty simple. Combine two parts of 70% isopropyl alcohol with one part water in a spray bottle. This makes the combined liquids have a freezing point of 5 degrees, so you can go ahead and spray the liquid on your windshield.

  3. Repair chips now. Don't wait for cold weather to turn that little chip into a real problem. During the frigid temperatures, small chips can easily spread and that makes driving your vehicle instantly unsafe. 

  4. Check your tires. When inspecting, check the tire pressure and switch to winter tires, if necessary.

  5. Replace wiper fluid with a freeze-resistant version.

  6. Check the oil before an unexpected snowstorm hits.

  7. Check your battery charge. Batteries work overtime in the winter. 

  8. Routine maintenance. Don’t skip this just because it’s cold! It’s worth the wait and the time and money spent to make sure everything is in working order.

  9. Charge devices. And don’t forget to charge all of your devices before you venture out in cold weather. Being stranded without a device in the brutal air could be dangerous.

Are you in need of auto glass repair? Contact us today to speak to one of our professionals. And remember...we come to you for windshield replacement! If you’re looking for a free quote,  fill out this short form and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible. Happy holiday season!

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