Avoiding bug impacts
Over the years, bug impacts with people’s windshields have actually decreased but it still occurs. In areas with year-round warm climates like Puerto Rico, it still occurs fairly frequently. The best solution to any problem is a proactive and preventative approach because preventing a problem is always better and easier than fixing one. Thus, you should do what you can in order to minimize the number of insect impacts and splatters on your windshield.
The first thing that you can do is to is to get a bug deflecting guard for the front of your car. These are placed near the front of your hood and are a few angled inches in height. It will not hinder your view at all but it will send bugs over your windshield rather than at it. You should also try avoiding driving near heavily wooded areas with lots of tress and vegetation such as near El Yunque. These areas have a much higher concentration of insects flying around. Finally, do your best to drive at night rather than during the day. Bugs tend to be much less active at night.
Reacting to bug impacts
Sometimes, having bugs splatter on your windshield will be unavoidable. If this happens and you cannot stop, yet the splatter is not hindering your view too badly, just leave it alone until you can get to a gas station and use the window tool to manually clean it off. You can try your wipers, but this will often just spread the mess and/or make it worse. If you try to use your wipers, do so with wiper fluid. If you end up with multiple bug splatters, it might be best to make a quick trip to the car wash.
You will almost certainly encounter a few bug impacts on your windshield if you drive enough in Puerto Rico. In order to lower the number of insect splatters on your windshield, get a bug deflector guard, try to drive at night and try to avoid driving near areas with lots of insects such as the rainforest. If you do end up with one or more bug impacts on your vehicle’s windshield, it is best to clean it off manually at the gas station or to get your car washed. However, you can try using your wipers as long as you do so in conjunction with windshield wiper fluid. If you need any type of car transported to Puerto Rico call Puerto Rico Car Transport at (904) 322-7644 for a free quote today.