Cleaning your car's windows seems like a simple task for many, but when car owners try DIY cleaning at home, it often leaves streaks on windows. The worst part is that the streaks appear after you're done cleaning. To make things easy for you, we have shared a few tips for cleaning car windows without streaks.

What Causes Streaks on Windows?

One of the reasons for streaks on windows is washing the car's windows under the sun.  When you undertake windows cleaning under the sun, the cleaning solution dries up quickly before you wipe it off. To avoid streaks on windows, you should avoid cleaning car windows under the sun. The cleaning products and cleaning methods that you use also play an important role in streaks on windows after cleaning. 

Here are a few easy tips to clean the car's windows and windshield without streaks.

Gather Cleaning Supplies 

  • A few soft, lint-free microfiber rags

  • White vinegar

  • Isopropyl alcohol

  • Distilled water

  • Glass cleaner recommended for auto-use 

Note: Never use household glass cleaners to clean car windows or in preparing the cleaning solution. Household glass cleaners have abrasive chemicals that strip off the delicate film applied to the car's windows.

Preparing the Cleaning Solution

You will need an empty spray bottle. Here are two effective and popular choices for preparing the cleaning solution. 

  • Take 50% distilled water, 50% alcohol and a capful of white vinegar and add all ingredients to the spray bottle.

  • Alternatively, you can take 70% distilled water, 15% glass cleaner, and 15% alcohol. 

  • Shake the bottle to mix the ingredients well.

Important Instructions for Cleaning Windows 

There are two sides of the windows and the windshield: the interior and exterior. The exterior side of the window faces environmental pollution, dirt and grime and hence is dirtier. On the other hand, the interior side is cleaner than the exterior. However, a transparent sheet of film is applied on the interior side of the windows. The gassing up of interior parts like vinyl, rubber, and plastics causes a build-up of a layer on the interior side of windows. Hence, you need to adopt different cleaning strategies while cleaning different sides of the windows and windshield.  

Cleaning the Exterior Side of the Windows

You can clean the exterior side of windows with an automotive glass cleaner. Spray the glass cleaner directly on the windows and windshield and rub the cleaning solution on the windows with a microfiber rag. Apply some pressure while cleaning to remove stubborn dirt. Wash off the glass cleaner with water and wipe the windows dry with a microfiber rag.

Cleaning the Interior Side of the Windows 

  • Taker a microfiber rag and wipe the window from top to bottom.

  • Clean the window with a microfiber rag and isopropyl alcohol.

  • Take a clean microfiber rag and spray cleaning solution on it.

  • Wipe the window in a circular motion and make sure you do not miss any part of the window. 

  • Wipe the window dry with a microfiber rag.

Keeping your car's windows clean improves the looks of your car and also offers better visibility that is important for safe driving. Cleaning your car's windows without streaks is easy, provided you follow the right cleaning methods and use the right cleaning products.