How to get rid of windshield streaks?

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQs, How To on Monday, April 5th, 2021 at 8:43 pm
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Getting Rid of Pesky Windshield Streaks 

Spring cleaning is here. You’ve washed the outside of your car, vacuumed the inside, cleaned the windows…and there’s streaks everywhere. All over the windows. You used a streak-free cleaner, so what’s going on? We here at Hall Mazda near Milwaukee know your pain. Let us help. 

Here’s how to get rid of streaks on your vehicle’s windshield. 



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How to Avoid Streaks 

Use these tips to make sure that there are no streaks left behind when you clean your car’s windshield and windows: 

  • Use clean microfiber cloth 
  • Use homemade cleaner (recipe below), no store-bought stuff  
  • Spray cleaner on cloth, never directly on glass 
  • Completely clean only one window at a time 
  • Wipe window in a top-to-bottom motion, no swirling or side-to-side 

Homemade Cleaner Recipe 

There are many glass cleaners out there that advertise as streak-free…and usually aren’t. You can make your own cheaply with things your already have lying around your house. You will need: 

  • 2 cups distilled water 
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar 
  • 1/4 rubbing alcohol 

Combine those all into a spray bottle and shake it gently to mix. And there you have it! Cheap, effective cleaner that actually works. 


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Looking for a Deal on a Vehicle? 

If you’re near Milwaukee and looking for a vehicle, then Hall Mazda can help. We have all sorts of new Mazda vehicles (which you can see by clicking the Mazda inventory link above). We also have specials running on some of our vehicles. Click here to see the discounted Mazda models available here at Hall Mazda. Hall Mazda is also home to many certified pre-owned Mazda vehicles and other used models. We also run specials on those; you can find them here. We look forward to hearing from you! 

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