How to Clean Car Windshield Inside

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Cleaning the outside of your car windshield is a pretty straightforward process, but removing streaks and smudges from the interior side can be a bit more difficult. However, if you have a microfiber cloth, a specialized glass cleaner, and rubbing alcohol on hand, it only takes a few moments to have things looking like new. Check out our guide to get your windows sparkling clean in the Chicagoland area, then learn more about cleaning your leather seats!

Step-by-Step: How to Clean Inside Car Windows

Few could deny that driver visibility is of the utmost importance, and a dirty windshield just might be having a greater effect on your safety than you realize! Thankfully, it's far from impossible to restore your view of the road. Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Take your microfiber cloth and wipe down the windshield interior. This removes dirt and grime, so you can get down to business.
  2. Take your preferred glass cleaner and spray it onto the microfiber cloth. Now wipe the windshield again, removing any remaining substances.
  3. It might not be as apparent from a distance, but grease can build up in significant levels on your windshield glass. To remove it, apply rubbing alcohol to a new microfiber cloth and wipe the glass down once more.
  4. For the perfect finish, apply a glass polish or another round of glass cleaner!

Can You Use Windex on Car Windows?

Contrary to what you may have been told, it is generally safe to use Windex when you're cleaning your car windows, even if they happen to be tinted! At least, this much is true if your windows were tinted during production, at the factory. If you used a third party service to tint your windows, we'd understand if you decided to skip the Windex and find a solution with a slightly lower impact.

Be aware that there are certain dangers to using Windex when you're cleaning your inside car windows. Just for starters, if you get Windex on the leather seats in your Jaguar, it could dry or discolor the material. If you have other questions about Windex, or want to know which cleaning products we recommend, simply contact the team at Jaguar of Naperville.

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Car Windshield Cleaning: Tips and Tricks

  • Wondering why we recommend the use of microfiber towels? Paper towels tend to leave small fibers behind, and they're also more likely to leave streaks.
  • If you're having trouble cleaning the corners of your car windshield interior, it's a good idea to pick up a reach-and-clean tool. We promise: this won't be the only task you use it for!
  • When you're wiping the windshield with the microfiber cloth, use a circular motion to remove smudges, grime, and other obstacles. Then, wipe vertically to minimize streaking.
  • Everything we've written here applies to each of your vehicle's interior windows, and not only to your windshield.

Jaguar of Naperville: Your Car Care Experts

If you have any questions about interior car care, or just want to talk to an expert, you'll be well served by a quick visit to the Jaguar of Naperville Service Center. We're just a short drive from Schaumburg or Chicago, so don't wait to schedule service.

Our team is a great source of information, no matter what sort of challenge you're trying to overcome. Take advantage of our know-how by exploring the Jaguar maintenance schedule or learning how to check your car oil levels, today.