Is it bad to use household window/glass cleaners to clean the windshield? This answer for example recommends using household cleaners but doesn't mention any downsides. On the other hand, this post discusses the effect of using them on the paint not the glass itself.

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Don't use ammonia-based cleaners

  • They will shorten the useful life of windshield wiper blades and rubber seals
  • They dry out rubber and plastic
  • They can damage window tint

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