How to Clean the Inside of Your Car Windshield

Cleaning the inside of your car’s windshield is important for both safety and aesthetic reasons. Over time, it can become dirty with smudges with fatty streaks, making it harder to see and becoming a safety risk. Water vapor on the inside of your windshield (On rainy and cold days) can also reduce visibility, and is another major safety concern.

There are a few different ways to clean the inside of your car’s windshield.

You can use a commercial cleaner, Windex, or white vinegar. You can also make your own cleaner (Later in this article)

Regardless of which cleaner you choose, the process is relatively simple.

First, remove any loose dirt or debris from the surface of the windshield.

Next, wet a clean microfiber cloth with your chosen cleaner and wipe down the windshield.

Be sure to clean all of the nooks and crannies, as well as the edges where the windshield meets the dashboard.

Once you’re finished cleaning, dry the surface with a clean, dry cloth.

If your windshield is particularly dirty, you may need to repeat the process a few times. But with regular cleaning, you can keep your car’s windshield looking like new.

DIY Window (Inside) cleaner recipe

One of the easiest ways to clean the inside of your car windshield is to make your own window cleaner. This recipe is simple and inexpensive, and it works well for removing streaks and smudges.

To make the cleaner, mix equal parts water and rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle. Shake well before using.

Spray the cleaner onto a clean cloth and wipe down the windshield. No need to dry this cleaning solution as the alcohol evaporates, making it one of the most ideal window cleaning solutions. It’s mostly the drying of a windshield that causes streaks and smudges.

What are the best ways to clean vapor from the inside of your windshield?

how to clear water vapor on inside of windshield

Or cold and rainy days when there is a big temperature difference between the inside and outside of your car the inside of the windshield tends to get foggy from vapor.

What is the best way to clean the water vapor as fast as possible?

The worst thing you can do is to try to wipe it off with your hand or even a cloth. This will leave streaks causing headlights of oncoming traffic to distort with a blinding effect.

The second worst thing is to turn on your car heater, this will make it worse. Think about it. The reason for the vapor in the first place is because it is warmer inside the car than outside. Turning on the heater will have a compounding effect and make it worse.

So what is the best way to do this?

This answer is counterintuitive, taking into account that it is possible already cold inside the car, but here it comes…Turn on your car aircon on the windshield fan setting and the vapor will be gone in a minute or two. That’s it! No streaks and no smudges.

Conclusion

Keeping your car’s windshield clean is important for both safety and aesthetics. There are a few different ways to clean it, but the easiest way is to make your own window cleaner using rubbing alcohol and water. If your windshield is particularly dirty, you may need to repeat the process a few times, but with regular cleaning, you can keep it looking like new. In addition to keeping the outside of your car clean, it’s also important to keep the vapor from inside the car off of the windshield. The best way to do this is by turning on your car’s air conditioner on the windscreen fan setting.