During these months of inclement weather, it is all the more important that you have excellent visibility out on the road. Whether you only drive a few miles a day or make a long commute, it is imperative that your view is unobstructed.
First and foremost, any damage to your vehicle’s glass should be repaired. Small cracks and chips can easily expand into larger cracks across portions of the windshield or across the entire glass. Large cracks such as these can be a distraction while driving, and hinder your ability to clearly see in front of you. Any exterior glass with extensive damage which can’t be repaired should be replaced immediately.
Aside from the condition of the glass, there are several precautions you can take to ensure a clear view. The first of which is Rain-X window treatment and/or wiper blades. Rain-X products dramatically improve all-weather driving visibility by repelling rain, sleet and snow, and help to easily remove road grime and bugs. The Rain-X wiper blades are constructed of very high quality materials coated with their patented water-repellent treatment which is applied directly to the windshield when used, delivering long lasting and sustained treatment.
In preparation for the possible winter storms ahead, be sure to have an ice scraper somewhere in your vehicle at all times. In heavy snow or freezing rain, windshield wipers may not always do the trick and conditions may require you to manually clear your vehicle’s glass of snow, ice and other debris. On the same token, make certain your windshield washer fluid is topped off with fluid resistant to freezing (do NOT substitute water for washer fluid) so you will have plenty available when you need it.
Have you considered installing a remote start system on your vehicle? Driving in cold, harsh weather can be quite unpleasant, however with a remote start system you can start your vehicle’s engine from the comfort of your home so it will be warm and ready to go by the time you leave. Not only will you and your family feel much better, your engine will thank you for the warm-up time before you head out into stop-and-go city driving.
Here at DeDona, we offer a full range of products and services to make your driving experience more comfortable and enjoyable. From comprehensive auto glass repair and replacement and window tint applications, to remote start, keyless entry and custom audio/video systems, we have you covered. Give us a call or stop by our local shop and let us show you why we’re the best in the Triad!