Windshield glare is a frightening concept that we have all experienced at one point or another as drivers. Dealing with day and night glare are two entirely different issues, primarily because you still have some sort of visibility to help you navigate the extra-bring road during the day.
Furthermore, day-glare usually comes from a higher angle, while the glare from headlights is solely because someone decided to drive with their high-beam on. Night glare can also be because of the scratches on your windshield or a chip/crack in it that might be reflecting light differently.
To reduce glare during the night;
- Clean the glass thoroughly before driving
- Clean your wiper blades
- Flip your rearview mirror
- Don’t use oily dashboard cleaning products. They make your dashboard shine and reflect light, which reflects directly on the inside of your windshield.
- These products also grease up the inside of your windshield, leading to that ‘hazy’ effect on the windshield.
If you find minor scratches across your windshield, no matter what you do, you will need to either get the windshield repaired or if there are too many scratches, you will need to get your windshield replaced.
Too many scratches or cracks can’t be repaired since it might lead to other visibility issues. To get reliable advice on whether your windshield needs to be repaired to reduce glare or replaced, give us a quick call. We’d love to help!