How to Remove Stickers From Your Car

Removing stickers from your windshield can be a hassle. Whether you have a sticker from purchasing a used car or a parking ticket, these stickers are meant to last and will be difficult to remove from the windshield. Because of this, they typically take more than water to remove, and once they are gone, they will likely leave behind a sticky residue.

To help you easily remove stickers from your windshield, you can try these methods by Three Rivers Auto Glass:

sticker removalBaking Soda

Baking soda is a harmless, non-toxic removal method. Add baking soda to half of a cup of cooking oil and mix it. Taking a paper towel or brush, dab this mixture onto the sticker. Wait a few minutes to allow the mixture to soak in. Once it has soaked in, you can peel the sticker off from the edges. You can also use a plastic card or plastic scraper to remove the sticker and residue.

Avoid this method if you have tinted windows, as it can damage the tint.

Goo Gone

Goo Gone is an adhesive remover designed to remove items like stickers and decals. This product will soften the adhesive to remove it from the windshield with ease. You need to spray Goo Gone on the sticker and wait a few minutes to allow the product to soak in. Once the adhesive has softened, you can use a plastic scraper to remove the sticker.

After removing the sticker, you will want to use a soft cloth and window cleaner to clean the spot of any remaining residue.

Rubbing Alcohol

Another great adhesive remover is alcohol or denatured alcohol. Soak some dry paper towels in rubbing alcohol and then use them to dab until the sticker is fully saturated. After the sticker softens, use a plastic scraper or plastic card to remove the sticker. Once the area has been scraped off, use a fresh alcohol-soaked paper towel to remove any remaining adhesive.

Window Cleaner

Window cleaner is another excellent adhesive remover. First, spray the window cleaner on the sticker and allow it to soak in for a few minutes. Once this is done, check to see if the sticker is soft on the outside or if it is moving when you touch it. If it seems soft or pliable, you can use a plastic scraper to remove the sticker gently.

Windshield Repair and Replacement in Pittsburgh

At Three Rivers Auto Glass, we recommend that you take your time when removing stickers and never use a metal scraper or razor to remove them, as this can damage your windshield. If you do end up with scratches or other damage to your windshield, be sure to contact Three Rivers Auto Glass for windshield repair.

Spring Cleaning Your Car

As the spring weather rolls around, many of us are going to be spring cleaning our homes and getting rid of clutter. While many are focused on spring cleaning for their homes, you also need to remember to spring clean your car!

Start the new season off fresh with a clean and well-maintained vehicle using these tips:

Spring Car Cleaning Detailing

Over the winter months, your car probably has snow, mud, and other debris tracked into it. A great place to start with cleaning your car is to shampoo the seats to get rid of any dry dirt, stains, or rock salt debris.

You will next want to take a damp cloth and wipe down the dashboard, console, and doors. You should also shine the windows inside and out for clearer visibility.

Additionally, be sure to vacuum the car floors and seats to remove debris for a fresh, clean look. After vacuuming, take the time to go through your compartments to clean and organize them. You will also want to clean out your trunk and check that your spare tire and emergency kit are in good repair.

Regular Maintenance

Spring is a great time to check on your vehicle maintenance and take care of anything that is past due. For example, check when you had your oil changed last. It is recommended that it be changed around every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. If it has been longer than that, be sure to have your oil changed to keep your car in great working order for the spring.

You should also think about the last time you changed your wiper blades. Winter can be hard on your wiper blades, so if they haven’t been working well lately, it is time for a change. Typically you will want to switch them out for new ones every 6 to 12 months.

Washing and Waxing

Now that spring is here, it’s time to remove all the salt and grime from your vehicle’s exterior. It is recommended that you use a soft cloth and a mild detergent to wash your vehicle. Rinse your vehicle and then dry it with a soft cloth. Once the vehicle is dry, you can apply a car wax of your choice to help your car shine and protect the paint from dirt and grime.

Windshield Repair

Was the winter season hard on your windshield? Maybe you got some small chips in it from rocks or road salt on your winter commute; no matter how the damage happened, the expert team at Three Rivers Auto Glass can repair your damaged windshield.

Don’t put off repairing your windshield. Cracks and chips can grow from hitting a bump in the road or from extreme temperature changes, compromising your visibility while driving and creating a safety issue.

Contact us today to learn more about windshield repair.

Can I Replace My Own Windshield?

A cracked or chipped windshield needs to be replaced as soon as possible to avoid further damage and other dangers. Your windshield serves the crucial purpose of protecting you from the dangers of the road, but with one small chip or crack, this safety feature is compromised.

While you may think replacing your own windshield will save you time and money, there are a number of reasons that you should have your windshield professionally installed instead. Continue reading

Ways to Upgrade Your Car

Rather than running out to buy a new car, you can spend about the cost of a car payment to add on any of the upgrades below. Keep your reliable, low-mileage car and enhance your driving experience with accessories such as a backup camera or window tinting. Pittsburgh’s premier windshield replacement technicians at Three Rivers Auto Glass have put together some of the top car upgrades for your vehicle. Continue reading

How to Get Lower Car Insurance Rates

Like many people, you are probably looking for a way to save money. One way you can save some cash is to get a lower car insurance rate. Some of the top ways to get a lower car insurance rate is to compare prices among car insurance companies, adjust coverage to suit your budget, take advantage of available discounts.

At Three Rivers Auto Glass, we have put together some tips on how to get a lower car insurance rate. Continue reading