If your commute has you driving into the sun, you no doubt have noticed splattered bugs, dirt, and streaks on your windshield. A quick trip to the gas station squeegee bin can help to clean the outer windshield surface, but inside dust and streaks can be tricker to get rid of. Here are some tips for clearing up your auto’s window to the outside world.

What you’ll need:

  • window cleaner or spray bottle with 1-2 drops of dish soap and water
  • Paper towels
  • Microfiber cloth

What to do:

  1. Spritz the inside of the windshield with the cleanser
  2. Wipe the windshield down with the paper towel(s)
  3. Wipe again with the microfiber cloth

More tips:

  • Wipe the inside and outside windshields in opposite patterns, one horizontal and one vertical. That way, if you notice streaks, you’ll know which side of the glass is the culprit.
  • Use as little window cleaner as possible. Extra cleanser will be difficult to get rid of and can cause more streaks. Two or three spritzes should cover the whole inside windshield.
  • Don’t use the air conditioner while you’re cleaning the windshield. It may seem like it will help the cleanser to dry faster, but you’ll just end up with a face full of it.
  • Use a squeegee to get side windows super-clear.