It is important to have an unobstructed and clear view out the windshield as you drive. Part of proper maintenance for your vehicle includes inspecting the windshield and windshield wipers. Parking under trees increases the chance for sap, leaves, or bird droppings to collect on your windshield. These obstructions can make it difficult to see out of.
Clean the windows of your vehicle inside and out. This way you have the best visibility possible for when you drive. Also make sure to remove any leaves or twigs that may be left in the inlets at the base of the windshield. This can restrict airflow for defrosting the inside of your windows. By removing any debris at the base of the windshield, the defrost can work efficiently. Also make sure the glass does not have cracks or divots on it. Over time, exposure to road debris and grime can cause thousands of tiny pits and scratches in the windshield glass.
The windshield wipers should be inspected regularly, and replaced when needed. To help keep the windshield clear and streak-free, the rubber blades need to be free of cracks or cuts. The rubber on the blades also should flex to follow the curved contour of the glass. If the wipers are exposed to the sun long term, it may cause the wiper blades to harden and crack. Using the windshield wipers often may also cause them to wear out. If you are unsure if the condition is good for the windshield wipers, make sure to bring your vehicle in so we can inspect it for you. If a wiper blade is installed on the rear window of your vehicle, do not forget to inspect that as well. This way, you can make sure you can see out the back of your vehicle in all weather elements.