How to Clean a Car Windshield Inside

While cleaning the outside of your windshield is a simple task, cleaning the inside of your windshield is a bit more of a challenge. To clean the inside of a car windshield, you will need the following supplies:

  • A microfiber towel
  • Glass cleaner
  • Rubbing alcohol

Once you have the necessary items, follow these steps to increase visibility and get rid of distracting streaks from your BMW wiper blades.

How to Clean Inside Car Windows

If you notice that it is getting more and more difficult to see the Simi Valley roads, it could be that you need to clean the inside of your windshield:

  • First, use a microfiber cleaning cloth to wipe down the glass. This will get rid of loose grime or dirt on the windshield, making it easier to clean. 
  • Spray your preferred brand of glass cleaner on the microfiber cleaning cloth and wipe down the inside of the windshield. This should remove what did not come off with just the microfiber cloth. 
  • Apply rubbing alcohol to a clean microfiber cloth and wipe down the inside of the window. The rubbing alcohol helps to remove grease on the glass for enhanced visibility. 
  • Another round of glass cleaner or a glass polish applied after you clean is an additional step you can take for the clearest glass possible. 

Can You Use Windex on Car Windows?

Yes, you are able to use Windex on car windows safely. You may have heard that it shouldn’t be used on tinted windows, there’s no evidence that Windex with ammonia causes problems. However, if you had your windows tinted by a third party, it may be best to avoid using Windex just in case. For windows tinted at the factory, there should not be any issues. If you’re using Windex inside the car, be careful to avoid getting the cleaner on leather seats. It is possible that Windex could discolor the leather or dry it out. To ensure your cleaning products are safe, contact the experts at Bob Smith BMW. 

More Car Windshield Cleaning Tips

If there are still spots on your windshield, try the following tips:

  • A microfiber cleaning cloth eliminates the small paper fibers that can stick to the windshield if you use paper towels. 
  • To reach the corners of the windshield, use a reach-and-clean tool.
  • Use a circular motion when wiping with a microfiber cleaning cloth, but to remove streaks, you will then need to wipe vertically. 
  • This cleaning process is not just for the windshield – you can use it on all interior windows.

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