Methods for Protecting Your Windshield from Bug Splatters

If you’re like me, you feel bad when a bug explodes on your windshield. If not, you’re simply inconvenienced by the fact you now have a giant splatter mark on your auto glass. No bug is going to crack your windshield, but what they leave behind can make it look unsightly. Not to mention they can cover your grill and hood too. Follow some of these tips to keep your vehicle bug carcass and splatter free.

1.) Apply Car Wax

Applying car wax to your vehicle before bug season can ensure your car will be protected from most bug splatters, at least on the hood and bumper. Not only can a fresh coat of wax protect your car’s paint job, it also deflects bug splatters from coming into direct contact with your vehicle.

2.) Apply Baby Oil

If you’re out of car wax, it doesn’t mean you can’t be protected from bug splatters! One of the alternatives you can utilize is baby oil. Just be sure it is the nonstick, light baby oil. Apply a thin layer to your hood, grille, and bumper. Also, you can apply a layer of baby oil above the windshield as well. This method isn’t going to keep your car splatter free, but it will make the clean-up process much simpler.

3.) Get a Bug Shield

Yes, bug shields are real car accessories. The purpose of the shield is to absorb bug impacts, and they usually send bugs right up over your car. They are relatively cheap to purchase, and can save you both time and money on having to replace windshield wiper blades during bug season.

Protecting your car against bug splatters not only relieves you of the hassle of cleaning it up, but it also greatly reduces the chance of experiencing paint discoloration and windshield blurring. Now that summer is here, utilize these tips to help keep your car bug free!

The Benefits of Replacing Your Windshield with OEM Glass

Over the time you have your car, there is a very good chance you will, at some point, have to replace your windshield. When you do, there are several benefits to choosing OEM, or Original Equipment Manufacturer glass over aftermarket.

OEM glass comes directly from the manufacturer of your original windshield. This means that your windshield will be sized perfectly to fit your vehicle, and the glass was designed with the precise specifications of your car in mind. Aftermarket glass is more readily available at most auto shops but is more likely to be too large or small for the size of your windshield, and noise reduction can be affected as a result of improperly sized glass. The tint may vary from your previous OEM windshield. An OEM windshield will share any extra features your old windshield possessed, such as heat retention or rain sensors. Quality of aftermarket glass may vary, and retaining your expensive, handpicked features will not be a given.  Depending on the manufacturer of the aftermarket glass, your windshield may or may not be covered under warranty. While aftermarket prices, availability and downtimes may look appealing, an OEM windshield is guaranteed to protect your vehicle and passengers.
Windshield Centers prides itself on having OEM parts available for almost all makes and models of domestic and foreign vehicles. If you need a windshield replacement, click here to make an appointment online, or call us at (800) 900-1505.