Spring Maintenance Tips for Your Windshield

Windshield Tips

April showers bring May flowers, or so the saying goes. But here in Troy, the month of May can bring its own share of rain showers. In order to be a safe driver when the weather gets wet, you need to have a healthy windshield.

At Suburban Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Troy we know that properly working windshield wipers are a must. Not only do they make your commute safer and more enjoyable, but here in Michigan, it’s the law. Michigan vehicle code states that all vehicles (with a few exceptions) must have fully operating windshield wipers in good working order.

When giving your car a good once-over for spring, make sure that your wiper blades are properly clearing your field of vision. If not, one or both wiper blades may need to be replaced. Fortunately, this is typically an easy and inexpensive fix.

A product like Diamon Fusion, which is endorsed by the U.S. Military can also help improve your driving visibility during rainy season. Application by our experts is simple. This product can greatly improve visibility in wet weather, and — as an added bonus — it also makes it easier to remove bugs and mud from your windshield.

However, windshield wipers and products like Diamon Fusion are only effective if the windshield itself is in good shape. If your windshield has nicks or cracks, this may be the time to have it repaired or replaced. You may be able to get by with a nick or small crack for a while (given that it doesn’t obstruct your vision), but both affect the integrity of your windshield and shouldn’t be ignored for long.

Depending on vehicle make and model, a windshield replacement can run you anywhere from $350 to $1,300. Not a cheap fix, even on the low end. Fortunately, many insurance policies cover windshield replacement, at least in part. Check with your insurance company for details on your policy. Keep in mind that prices can also vary widely from one dealership or auto glass specialty shop to the next.

 

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