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Instrument Glasses | How To Take Care of Your Windshield in the Winter?

Winter brings its own set of challenges, and one crucial element that often bears the brunt of the season's harsh conditions is your vehicle's windshield. As the UK's premier glass experts, Instrument Glass understands the importance of maintaining clear and safe visibility during the colder months.

In this blog post, we'll share some essential tips on how to take care of your windshield during winter, ensuring optimal functionality and longevity for your vehicle's glass.

1. Regular Cleaning and De-Icing

Winter roads are often treated with salt and other de-icing agents to combat icy conditions. While these substances are essential for safety, they can accumulate on your windshield, leading to reduced visibility and potential damage. Regularly clean your windshield with a winter-grade windshield washer fluid to remove salt, grime, and frost.

When de-icing your windshield, use a scraper designed for the purpose. Avoid using metal objects, as they can scratch the glass. Instrument Glass recommends starting your vehicle a few minutes before driving to allow the defroster to work and make the de-icing process more efficient.

2. Maintain Wiper Blades

Wiper blades play a crucial role in keeping your windshield clear, and they need extra attention during winter. Check your wiper blades for signs of wear and tear, such as cracks or splitting. If your wiper blades leave streaks or miss spots, it's time for a replacement.

Instrument Glass advises using winter-specific wiper blades designed to handle colder temperatures and prevent ice buildup. Lift your wiper blades away from the windshield when parking to prevent them from freezing to the glass.

3. Park Smartly and Cover Up

Parking your vehicle strategically can help protect your windshield from the worst of winter's fury. If possible, park in a garage or use a windshield cover to shield your glass from snow, ice, and freezing rain. This simple step can significantly reduce the time and effort needed for de-icing and cleaning.

Instrument Glass offers additional protection through our expertise in automotive glass solutions. If you encounter any windshield damage during the winter, our team of professionals can provide swift and reliable repair or replacement services.

4. Keep Washer Fluid Topped Up

Ensure that your windshield washer fluid reservoir is topped up regularly, especially with a winter-grade solution that won't freeze in low temperatures. Having an ample supply of washer fluid is crucial for keeping your windshield clean and clear when driving in challenging winter conditions.

5. Address Chips and Cracks Promptly

Winter conditions, such as temperature fluctuations, can exacerbate existing chips or cracks in your windshield. Instrument Glass recommends addressing any minor damage promptly to prevent it from spreading. Our experienced team can provide expert windshield repair services to restore the integrity of your glass.


Your windshield is your gateway to safe and clear driving, and Instrument Glass is dedicated to helping you navigate winter with confidence. By following these tips and incorporating the expertise of Instrument Glass, you can ensure that your windshield remains in top condition throughout the colder months. Trust in the UK's premier glass experts to provide unparalleled care for your vehicle's glass, and face winter's challenges with clarity, safety, and the assurance of Instrument Glass quality.

If you would like more information about our glass for the automotive industry, get in touch with our team of experts today.

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