When most people think of a windscreen, they think of a large pane of glass that sits on their car. What they don't realise is that this screen is something that is vital to their car's performance and their safety! A windscreen is in service every time you pull your car on the road, so what do you need to know to make sure that it is going to be safe for you? Windscreen Fluid When things are particularly messy on your windscreen, you do not always want to stop to fix it. That is where your windscreen fluid comes up. However, it does no good to you if the windscreen fluid is out, so take the time to fill it up, especially if you are taking a trip. Just make sure that you are filling the right reservoir and that you do it in all seasons. Cleaning the Windscreen Inside If you smoke in your car or if you regularly drive around people who do smoke, over time, an haze will start to coat your window. Make sure that you get in there with a proper scrubbing cleanser and clean that haze off from time to time. This is something that can save your life when visibility is low, so clean with enthusiasm! Replace Your Wiper Blades A clean windscreen does you no good if the rain is coming down too hard for you to see anything. Take your wiper blades and check them for loose rubber on a regular basis. In general, it is best if you are able to change your wiper blades out every year or two years. All you need to know is the make and model of your car as well as the year it was produced. Wiper blades are fairly inexpensive, so take a moment to check yours. It could make things much easier and safer on a stormy night. Take Care of Cracks Right Away It takes a really large amount of force to even nick a windscreen, but once you see a crack, you need to get it fixed as soon as possible. There was a time when any chip or crack meant that you need to get your windscreen replaced, but today, cracks that are small or that are not in front of the driver can be fixed easily. Windscreen crack repair can save you hundreds of dollars, so be willing to get it checked. Your windscreen is an essential part of your safety while you are in a car, so think about how you can care for it!
I've always driven used cars, and when I first started driving, I made some costly decisions and bought a couple of cars that just weren't worth the money I spent on them. I knew I needed to learn how to inspect a car's engine and how to spot warning signs when I was buying a used car, so I started reading everything I could find on the topic, including basic car mechanics and maintenance. I started this blog to share what I've learned over the years, and I hope my tips will prevent other new drivers buying used cars that will drain their wallet and sap the enjoyment out of driving. I hope you find my posts informative and useful.