Why Clean Windows Are Essential to Safe Driving

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There are many factors that contribute to safe driving; however, keeping your windows clean is one of the most essential practices. In fact, it’s one of the most important aspects of vehicular cleaning and maintenance. And it’s not just for aesthetic reasons – although a dirty window is a sure-fire way to have a stranger scribble “wash me” in the filth. But dirty windows can cause hazy vision and worsen glare while driving, resulting in eye strain, and increasing your risk of being in a collision. Our towing company works hard to maximize safety, and one way we do this is by ensuring our windows are clean and optimized for driving. As professional drivers, of course we need to prioritize safety wherever we can. However, you don’t need to run a towing company to benefit from this practice. Here are 3 reasons to keep your car windows clean:

1.    Optimized Driving Conditions

When your car is clean, it’s automatically safer. A clean windshield and set of windows increase your level of visibility which allows you to spot potential hazards easier. Additionally, when dirt builds up on your windows, it increases glare from the sun. This can severely limit your visibility and cause uncomfortable eye strain on top of it all. Lastly, don’t underestimate the effects of muddy smears on your windows. These can create blind spots that will have you missing surrounding traffic, cyclists, pedestrians, and more.

Luckily, it’s very simple to combat all this. All you need to do is clean your windows regularly. You can do this when you fill up with gas or invest in regular car washes to really shine on the road. Either way, keeping your windows clean not only impacts your safety, but the safety of those around you as well.  

2.    Prevent Dirt Damage

Dirt can consist of many types of particles and could be damaging to your windows. Whether it be sand, dust, or built-up salt particles, these can stick to the windows and windshield of your vehicle and lead to a variety of issues. When mixed with water (i.e., during a rainstorm) the effects of the dirt damage can worsen. Leading to scratches in the glass that will leave stains. Once the glass is stained, it’s very difficult to undo. Therefore, the best measures are preventative. Regular window cleaning and car washing will prevent dirt buildup, prolonging the life and appearance of your vehicle.

3.    Improved Aesthetic

If you fancy yourself a bit of a car enthusiast, the image of your car is likely important to you. It may even feel like an extension of your own image. Keeping it clean is a great way to show off your investment. Much like a nice new outfit, you can dress to impress with a sparkly auto body. Even if you’re not that into cars and see yours as a tool to get from A to B, you can show that you take care of your possessions by keeping your car clean. Whether you’re a car nut or not, your car is a representation of you. To enhance the image you present to the world, a clean car is a great place to start. Plus, you get the benefit of driving in a clean, healthy environment. This can improve your mood, health, and self-esteem all in one.

How Can Our Towing Company Help?

While keeping your windows clean can go a long way in preventing collisions, accidents still happen. Whether it’s a dead battery, flat tire, or you need assistance removing an unauthorized vehicle from your property, our towing company is here to help. As experts in a variety of towing practices throughout Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, and Coquitlam, we can offer you quick, efficient, and reliable services. Contact our towing company today to get started.