Tag: windshields

18 Posts

will pouring hot water on the windshield to remove snow and ice crack it
Aug 18, 2016

Can Windshield Glass Withstand Hot Water?

Dear Car Talk

Mike's been using hot water to remove snow and ice from his windshield in freezing temps. Is he skating on thin ice?

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Does tailgating damage windshields
May 31, 2016

Testing a Broken Windshield Hypothesis

Dear Car Talk

Alex is looking for a scientific explanation for three cracked windshields in the family Sienna. 

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Do modern cars hit fewer bugs
Jun 04, 2015

What Happened to All the Dead Bugs?

Dear Car Talk

Bill has been driving for 50 years and he thinks he's seeing fewer and fewer dead bugs on his windshield. Car Talk explains, right here. 


Replacing the weatherstripping on a Saturn Ion
Jan 01, 2015

Is Cecelia's Mechanic Aboveboard on Gasket Replacement?

Dear Car Talk

Cecelia's mechanic says he has to remove her entire windshield to replace a damaged gasket. Is this correct? Find out here, plus Car Talk's advice for how she can make this repair a bit less painful. 


May 23, 2014

Recycling Windshields: It's the Right Thing to Do

Jim Motavalli

Most windshields, made from a glass and plastic sandwich, end up in landfills. But Safelite recycled more than a million of them last year.


can i clean out the weep channels in my car myself
Nov 01, 2010

Today: Tom and Ray help Annah de-leakify her Camry's roof.

Dear Car Talk

A few years ago, our 1998 Camry started to leak water inside. This is a problem in Oregon, so we took it in for repair, and 500 dollars later, they told us that they cleared the "weep channels" in the sunroof. Evidently...

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Cleaning olive oil off windshield
Feb 01, 2010

Today: Find out why Tom put Filippo Berio Olive Oil on his windshield.

Dear Car Talk

We had a big snowstorm this week. Not wanting to scrape the ice off my windshield, the night before the storm I looked around for something to put under my wipers to keep the ice off. Unable to come up...

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can steadying a windshield with an arm or fist prevent it from being damaged by projectiles
May 01, 2003

Is it true that by placing a fist on your windshield you can prevent it from shattering?

Dear Car Talk

I am a Peace Corps volunteer in Gabon in Africa Maybe you've never been to Africa but generally despite romantic images of dirt roads leading off into dark forests most of the highways in Africa are paved Except in Gabon...

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Jun 01, 1998

Is it possible to fix a winshield scratch without repalcing the windshield?

Dear Car Talk

I've got a Subaru Legacy Wagon which I LOVE But one day in some very heavy rain my windshield wiper blade sort of slipped out of its channel and the metal arm scratched my windshield I didn't even notice it...

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May 01, 1998

How do I get car wax off my windshield?

Dear Car Talk

I get my car washed at the gas station car wash a couple of times a month and always get the super duper package which includes spray-on wax Now I know that I am supposed to wash and wax my...

cleaning windshields