How to Clean a Car Windshield Inside

Car windshield close up on sunny day
How to clean a car windshield from the outside is simple, but Salt Lake City drivers might be wondering how to clean inside car windshields because it’s trickier. If that’s you, read the National Auto Plaza guide for help. First things first, you’ll need to gather a microfiber towel, some rubbing alcohol, and glass cleaner. If you find that you’re generally in need of a deep clean, don’t hesitate to reach out to our mechanics in Sandy. We’ll give your vehicle a new car sheen in no time for less than the competition.

How to Clean Inside Car Windows

If you’re wondering about how to clean your car windshield from inside the right way, simply follow these steps:

  • Wipe down the class with a microfiber cloth to remove any stubborn grime.
  • Spray glass cleaner on the cloth and wipe down the windshield from inside.
  • Then apply rubbing alcohol to a clean microfiber cloth and wipe down the inside. This helps to clear up the most resistant grease that remains on your window after cleaning
  • One last spritz of glass cleaner will give the window even greater transparency.

If you’re still struggling with spots or streaks, use a circular wiping motion when doing the bulk of the clean, followed by a vertical wiping when you’re making your final touches. And just in case it needs to be said, you can use these steps for any interior glass in your cabin or cargo bay.

Can You Use Windex on Car Windows?

Some people will advise Draper drivers not to use Windex on tinted windows, but the science suggests that there’s no issue between the ammonia in Windex and window tinting. In general, you can use Windex on car windows without any problems. Just don’t use it to clean the rest of your cabin.

Have Questions About How to Clean Your Car Windshield Inside?

If you’re still uncertain about how to clean inside your car windshield or whether you can use Windex on car windows, don’t hesitate to give National Auto Plaza a call at 801-545-9292 or 801-312-1600. Our mechanics will walk you through the ins and out of how to clean car windshields. If Murray drivers have other questions about car care, either reach out or explore our service tips for more informative reads about when to replace windshield wiper fluid and more!

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