How To Clean Your Windscreen With Car Windscreen Cleaner

Car windscreen cleaner is the most important product to keep your windscreen clean.

Keeping your car’s windscreen clean is important to seeing what’s ahead of you on our roads!

Not only are our roads a dangerous place to be – there’s more motorists on the road than there ever has been!

Using a car windscreen cleaner is a perfect way to keep your windscreen clean, but what’s the correct way to go about cleaning your windscreen?

I’m going to tell you the BEST way to clean your car’s windscreen using car windscreen cleaner.

So let’s begin…

Cleaning The Exterior Of Your Car’s Windscreen!

The exterior of your car’s windscreen is exposed to some of the harshest weather that we have on planet earth – even if you’re not driving your car!

Your car’s windscreen attracts rain, snow, sleet, hail, wind, and the list goes on…

So you’ll need to keep it clean because if you don’t it will restrict your vision and could potentially put people’s lives at risk.

You’ll Need:

You’re going to need a few items to clean your car’s exterior windscreen:

  • 2 high quality, clean, lint free microfiber cloths or towels.
  • An alcohol based Glass Cleaner.

You will be able to find these items online or at your local DIY/Car store.

I recommend wearing some kind of durable rubber gloves, you don’t want to be exposing the harsh chemicals to your hands

If you get any of these chemicals onto your hands, make sure to wash them before eating food.

Also, I recommend you wear some eye protection as well.

The Process Of Using Car Windscreen Cleaner For The Exterior

Follow these simple steps to use your car windscreen cleaner:

  1. Carefully lift up your car’s wiper blades from your windscreen and away from the glass, some car windscreen wipers won’t allow you to do this without opening the car’s bonnet.
  2. Spray some of the car windscreen cleaner onto the windscreen, making sure that the entire surface is covered – try not to get it onto the paintwork.
  3. Next, take one of the cloths and wipe the windscreen – use straight, smooth vertical motions.
  4. Then, using the same process from the above step but this time in horizontal motions.
  5. Repeat the above steps for the other half of your car’s windscreen.
  6. Finally, use another cloth to wipe off any left over glass cleaner so that it doesn’t leave any streaks.

Furthermore, you can apply some of the car windscreen cleaner to your car’s wiper blades, but don’t apply too much here in case of damage.

After cleaning your car’s windscreen exterior, it’s now probably a good idea for you to clean your car’s interior right?

If you’re lucky enough to have a few extra towels lying around, it could be worth using these.

Cleaning The Interior Of Your Car’s Windscreen!

Cleaning the interior of your car’s windscreen will require a slightly different approach, and is likely going to be a little harder for you to do a thorough clean.


Because you won’t be able to reach some of the trickier places such as the bottom part of your car’s interior windscreen.

You’ll Need:

  • An alcohol based Glass Cleaner.
  • 3 high quality, clean, lint free microfiber cloths or towels.
  • Some rubbing alcohol (this will help remove grease)

In a similar fashion to cleaning the exterior – I strongly suggest some rubber gloves and appropriate eye protection to keep yourself safe.

The Process Of Using Car Windscreen Cleaner For The Interior

Cleaning the interior (like the exterior) should be done following some simple steps, these are as follows:

  1. Take one of the 3 cloths, start at the bottom of your car’s windscreen where the dashboard meets the bottom of the glass, wipe in a circular motion to clean the windscreen and get the dirt from every angle.
  2. Make sure to now flip the cloth over so that you can use the cleaner side of the cloth to now wipe in up and down motions – aim to avoid letting the cloth come into contact with the dashboard as you could get grease onto here.
  3. Do you know that rubbing alcohol I said to get? Well, you’re now going to use this and apply it onto another fresh cloth, clean in a circular motion trying to avoid the alcohol dripping onto the dashboard.
  4. Then, take another fresh cloth, spray glass cleaner onto the cloth – remember, spraying too much could end up on your car’s windscreen, this is known as overspray and could cause stains.
  5. Follow these steps to clean one half of the windscreen, repeat on the other half once one side is complete.

Sounds complicated doesn’t it?

It is absolutely a little harder than cleaning the car’s exterior, and this is likely to be one of the reasons you hate cleaning your car’s windscreen, both the inside and out.

However, you likely don’t take much attention to the car’s windscreen, even if you perform regular car washes.

Tips For Keeping Your Car’s Windscreen Clean

Keeping your car’s windscreen clean shouldn’t feel like a chore, it should feel satisfying for you to undertake.

Even if you’re a new driver and aren’t too sure how to go about cleaning your car or more importantly your car’s windscreen, there are a few extra things that you can do to help keep your car looking clean!

And one of those exciting tips to keep your car’s windscreen cleaner is to use a homemade glass cleaner!

Not only will this give you something to do in your spare time, but you’ll likely have these few home items to make it!

Making Homemade Car Windscreen Cleaner (Glass Cleaner)

Follow these steps to make homemade glass cleaner:

  1. Take a clean spray bottle (if you’ve got a used one you’re not using any more, wash it out and put it to good use here)
  2. Fill the bottle with 1 part white vinegar and 3 parts water to create your homemade glass cleaner mix.
  3. Then, shake the bottle until the solution is mixed well!

And that’s it!

Your very own homemade glass cleaner, and that’s about all for this blog post from Car Topics.

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