Removing smudges and streaks on your windshield


12 Dec 2023

See Clearly, Drive Safely: Kotak's Guide to Spotless Windshields

The windshield of a car is the eye of the driver. Dirt, debris, streaks, or smudges on the windshield may hinder a smooth ride. So, keeping a clean car windshield is the basics. There can be a number of reasons why the windscreen of the car gets smudges and streaks. It may be a bird's dirt, the debris from the road, stains of rain droplets, etc., that may affect the functionality of the windshield.

Apart from these, the dust and debris stuck in the wiper may also impact the windshield. At Kotak Car Insurance, we want you to have a safe drive. Here’s hoping that this quick guide will help you understand how to clean your car's front glass and have a safe ride.

Steps to keep windshields clean

Car glass cleaning is not a difficult chore, especially if you do it regularly. All you have to do is pay attention to the windshield every day. At least once a week, you may follow the following cleaning process to do the best for your windshield:

  1. Step 1: Dusting the windshield

The very first process is to use a dry cloth or the car dusting brush to dust off the excessive debris and dust from the windshield. You may do this process for the whole car body.

  1. Step 2: Applying cleaning solution

Now, you would need a microfiber cleaning cloth. Microfiber is a good option since it does not leave scratches on the windscreen of a car. You can purchase a cleaning solution of your choice and use it to deep clean the windshield.

  1. Step 3: Clean and clean

You must refrain from applying cleaner to the whole windshield at once. Cleaning part by part can be more helpful. Once you are done cleaning one half of the windscreen of the car, move to the other part. It will be best to not use extreme pressure on the windscreen to avoid any possibility of damage.

  1. Step 4: Do not miss the corners

Cleaning corners is equally important. For corners, you may use the edges of the cloth or wrap it around a finger and then clean. It is one of the common mistakes to forget to clean all the edges of the windshield. Make sure you do not do so.

  1. Step 5: Cleaning wiper

After you are done with the windscreen, now is the time to clean the wipers. If you skip this part, wipers may spread dirt to the entire windshield when used. Vertically unfold the wipers, and then you can easily clean them.

  1. Step 6: Finishing off

In the end, use a clean cloth to wipe off all the cleaning. After this, you may apply car wax to finish off the process.


Cleaning and maintaining your car is the key to the long life of the car and a wonderful riding experience. Follow the aforementioned tips to keep the windscreen of your car clean and shiny.

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