28 October 2016 · Motoring Tips & Advice

5 Tips for Protecting Your Toyota’s Windscreen | Phil Gilbert Toyota

When you own a car that’s as efficient and reliable as a Toyota, you’ll want to take good care of it. After all, it’s the thing that gets you from place to place. Keeping your new or used Toyota in perfect condition can also help to improve its resale value should you ever choose to upgrade or trade in.

1. Take Care of Your Wipers

Worn out and old windscreen wipers can actually be detrimental to your car. To avoid a serious service, always take care of your wipers. Check the rubber to ensure that it is soft and has some give. If your blades are worn or torn then replace them immediately. Check the fluid levels in your wiper reservoir too – this way you can wash your windscreen whenever you need to.

2. Examine Your Windscreen

Take the time to really look closely at your windscreen every once in a while. You want to look for small chips, cracks and other damage. When left untreated, small chips and cracks can increase in size and compromise the integrity of your windscreen. If necessary, book into a Toyota service centre to have your windscreen replaced.

3. Keep it Clean

Dirt, dust, grime, and other debris tend to accumulate on your windscreen as you drive around. This makes it difficult to see through and is not good for your windscreen either. This build up can even lead to minor abrasions, scratches and marks. Even a small amount of damage can pose a safety risk. Clean your windscreen inside and out on a regular basis. Use a squeegee mop for the outside – these leave the glass sparkling and clean. Use wet wipes or baby wipes for the inside. These produce an effective, streak-free clean.

4. Don’t Forget the Back!

Sometimes you can get so caught up in taking care of your front windscreen that you forget all about the back one! Give this just as much care and attention as you would the front, especially if you don’t have a rear wiper blade. Make it a habit to check and clean your back windscreen every time you look at the front one. 

5. After Washing

Sometimes water spots can form after you wash your car. Left untreated, they can damage your windscreen. Allow your car to dry and then inspect both windscreens for water marks. If there are any, gently remove them with a microfiber cloth.

Want to Know More?

Want to know more about caring for your Toyota? Phil Gilbert Toyota can service, maintain and care for your car. We also sell new and used Toyotas in Lidcombe, Sydney.

Please feel free to contact us for all your Toyota needs. We’d love to hear from you!