What is the best solution to clean your car’s windows?

You have a lot of things to think about when driving a car. You have to consider where you’re going, how fast you should drive, and the other cars around you.

It’s hard to think of how your car windows should have been cleaned when you have so much on the go.

It can be exhausting to try and see through the grime. Dirty windows can also make driving dangerous, making it distracting and dangerous. We wouldn’t recommend it.

To avoid that, we will guide you through cleaning your car windows from the inside and out.

What is the best solution to clean your car’s windows?

Although newspapers have been considered the best option to clean glass for a long time, they may leave your windows covered in inky smudges from modern water-based media.

Regular and paper towels can be poor at removing contaminants. This could lead to residue that will make it necessary to clean the windows once again. A microfibre towel is the best investment in your cleaning routine if you want to achieve a shiny shine without streaking.

There are a few other options when it comes to cleaning products. You’re likely to have at least one glass cleaner in your house, but you should always use one made specifically for cars. Ammonia-based cleaners can damage tinted windows and cause discolouration.

Here’s a list of the top window cleaners.

Window wipes

Window wipes have been a popular way to do a quick job, even if you don’t really have the time.

We don’t recommend these for your car’s regular cleaning and care. They aren’t 100% effective in cleaning car windows or removing large buildup. These can be useful for car cleaning or as a quick fix between washes. You can finish the job with a quick wipe with your microfibre cloth if time permits.

Armor All’s Glass Wipes is our top pick. They can be used indoors or outdoors, are ammonia-free and safe for tinted cars windows.

Glass Cleaner

Formulated glass cleaners will do the best job of cleaning your windows, as they are specifically designed for automotive glass. A spray bottle is the best choice, since you won’t have to reapply your cloth as often as necessary.

Our top pick – Autoglym Fast Glass. The highly rated product will quickly remove any dust, insects or tree sap, grease and oil as well as bird droppings, from your glass.

DIY Cleaner

You don’t always have time to shop for new products. The Internet offers many options for homemade cleaning solutions such as rubbing alcohol. You can make your house shine like a professional by cleaning only what is in your pantry.

Our top pick: A white vinegar cleaning product. Mix one part white vinegar with two parts distilled water and then pour it into a spray can. The steps below will show you how to clean and replace the glass cleaner with the white vinegar solution.

How can you clean car windows and not leave streaks?

If you haven’t done so, we suggest washing the car. This will get rid any lingering bugs or dirt. Now, polish your car glass.

It is best to clean the car windscreen first. The process is similar to cleaning your windows. However any dirt that is being removed from your windshield will be more likely to splash around, so it makes sense to clean the side windows first. This video will show you how to clean your car’s windscreen.

Exterior Windows

Two microfibre wipes and a glass cleaner are needed for exterior windows.

  1. Spray your cleaner on the windows. You don’t need sections of your side windows like the windscreen.
  2. To ensure streak-free cleaning, wipe with your microfibre cloth.
  3. Buff the cloth with the opposite side. Make small circular motions.

Interior Windows

As with your windshield, interior glass must be cleaned more carefully.

  1. It’s not a good idea to spray cleaning products on your interior. Instead, use a clean cloth to wipe the cleaner off.
  2. Use your microfibre wipe to clean the inside of your window.
  3. Use a microfibre towel to wipe the surface dry.

You should roll down the windows when cleaning the interior or exterior glass. This will catch dirt and grime at the top. Plan your cleaning to take place on a cloudy or cool morning. UV rays and heat can cause you to have to wipe your cleaner off quickly before it gets baked into your windows.


How to clean rubber around car windows

It is easy to overlook rubber trim around car windows because it is not included in the window or car body categories. Rubber trims are important as they protect your windows from moisture and contaminants.

You can clean them in a matter minutes.

  1. Apply car shampoo to all windows trims.
  2. Use a sponge or microfibre cloth to clean the area and remove any dirt. You can use a soft toothbrush for very dirty or marked trim.
  3. You can wipe the shampoo with a microfibre cotton cloth.
  4. Use a microfibre to towel to dry.

You can protect your rubber by applying a rubber protection agent once it has dried completely. AutoGlym Vinyl and Rubber Care conditions rubber and protects it from moisture, oxidation, and other damage.