Bugs Bugs Everywhere. What It Takes To Keep Your Windshield Clear.

Bugs Bugs Everywhere. What It Takes To Keep Your Windshield Clear.

If it’s summer, there’s one thing that is guaranteed to make a mark on your windshield. 

Bugs. Bugs. Bugs. They are out at all hours of the day and we can guarantee that they have come across your windshield a time or two. There is nothing more aggravating than driving down the road and wiping away bugs with your windshield. After doing this several times, it will become time to clean your wiper blades in addition to the windshield of your car. Our team at Zappy’s has collected three tips you can take today to ensure a bug free windshield for the summer months to come. 

Wax On, Wax Off. 

One of the most common solutions is to add a thin layer of wax on the exterior of the windshield. If you do this, it becomes much more difficult for bugs to stick and leave their mark on your windshield. We can’t stress enough that this needs to be a very thin layer of wax - too much could cause damage and ultimately have the opposite effect that you are looking for. 

Clean Your Blades. 

One of the easiest ways to prevent bugs from spreading on your windshield is by simply cleaning off your blades. You can start small by simply running a fiber cloth across the blade and you have a short term solution. If you are finding yourself constantly cleaning off your blades, it might be time to purchase a new pair and part ways with the old ones. Typically, wiper blades have a lifespan of two years or so depending on the amount of usage. 

Wash Them Off With A Little Coke. 

That’s right! Coca-Cola has multiple helpful uses around the house and in this case on the windshield of your car. Simply splash some Coke on the area of your windshield and let it soak for a moment or two. In doing so, the coke acts as a solvent and breaks down the bugs and makes it easier to remove them with a clean rag or wiper blade. The Coke serves as a pre-treatment application before wiping your blades or windshield clean. 

All in all, it’s important to keep your windshield of your car clean and bug free when driving. The last thing you want to do is become distracted by a smudge when driving down the road and lose focus on where you are going.