By MH Staff - Posted on 12th February 2014
See the road clearly with tips from Ron Malec, car chief for 2013 Daytona 500 champ Jimmie Johnson’s No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet.
Scan the windshield from various angles so you’ll notice dirt you wouldn’t have seen from the driver’s seat. If it’s humid, flip on the defroster briefly: fog that forms will highlight any streaks and film build-up.
Find a cool, shaded spot to work. Heat can dry cleaning products too quickly, leaving residue. Rinse the outside of the window with water to remove debris.
Apply ammonia-free cleaner to a microfibre cloth. (Ammonia fumes damage tint and dry out plastic trim.) Work from the side to the centre, wiping in long strokes. Use a dry microfibre cloth (and the same motion) to finish.
Repeat the process for all windows, inside and out. To help your interior glass stay clean, keep your paws off it and clear fog with your defroster – not a rag!