Quick Fixes Cracked or Sand-Blasted Renault Mégane Windscreens
Whether it is a small crack or a rock chip around the edge of the windscreen, we have all been plagued by windscreen issues at the most inopportune time. But when it happens, there is no need to panic. If you are looking at ways to address windscreen problems, we have put together a short list of ways to get to the root of what is happening.
As far as car problems go, a chipped windshield may seem like a small one. Usually these things happen when you are on the roads for the holidays and travelling far. Come to think of it, your Renault Mégane can suffer a chipped windscreen at just about any time, like any other car on the road.
The rule of thumb when dealing with chips is if a 10-cent coin can cover it, it can be repaired. Anything larger, and you are likely to need to have the entire windscreen replaced by seasoned professionals. The same goes if there are three or more cracks in the windshield, or if the crack is in the driver’s line of sight. Here are a few other tips and tricks to get the most out of your Renault Mégane’s windscreen while on the road.
What to Do When Your Windshield Won’t Defrost
Winter’s upon us. This means early mornings and late nights where there might be condensation on our windscreens. It is more than just an annoyance; it is a danger for you and other road users. There is a basic rule of thumb for quickly defrosting a windscreen. To remove condensation from a window, dry air has to pass over it, which can carry away the moisture. Hot, dry air is even better. However, on a wet day, your car’s heater might not dry out the air enough, so for the best results, demist the window by turning on the air-conditioner (which dries out the air) and directing the cold, dry air to the windscreen. To stay comfortable on a cold day, turn the heater on as well, to heat up the air-conditioned air – the added heat will bring even quicker results. Do not use the recirculate function; it just recirculates already-damp interior air, which may worsen the problem.
With a combination of heated or unheated dry, air-conditioned air on the inside and your windscreen wipers to deal with frost on the outside, you can maintain excellent visibility at all times; you just need to know how the physics work so you can apply it when necessary. A final useful suggestion is to buy anti-fog spray and apply it to the inside of your windscreen and other windows to minimise fogging problems.
We are a leading supplier of Renault Mégane spare parts – even windscreens – and also stock spares for other popular vehicle brands including Chevrolet, Citroën, and Peugeot, to name a few. To learn more about what we do, and how we can help you keep your car in the best condition without breaking the bank, speak to us today.