9 Best Auto Glass Cleaners (That Actually Work)

(Updated on July 28, 2022)

Keeping the windows of your vehicle clean can help you to manage challenging sun glare, reduce defrost times, stop squeaky wipers, and eliminate impairments to your vision.

A good auto glass cleaner can make a huge difference when it comes to safety and an enjoyable drive. While cleaning the exterior of your car windows is important, cleaning the interior glass is just as important (if not more).

Here are some of the best auto glass cleaners for your car, truck, or SUV in terms of how well they clean and how easy they are to apply.

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Top 9 Car Window Cleaners

1) Stoner Invisible Glass

Stoner Invisible GlassAsk 10 different auto enthusiasts what they think is the best auto glass cleaner and the majority will likely say Stoner’s Invisible Glass. This 22 oz trigger spray bottle makes cleaning the inside and outside of your car or truck windows a breeze!

Made in the USA, Invisible Glass removes dirt, fingerprints, bugs, grease, pet slobber and even sap from car windows and mirrors. Because its ammonia-free, you can safely use it on tinted windows. The residue-free formula means less streaking.

One of the best things about it is the price so keep a bottle of Invisible Glass in your garage and on every floor of your home since it works just as well for house windows and mirrors as well. Also comes in a foam spray can so there’s no drips or dribbles on the surface you’re spraying.

2) Sprayway Glass Cleaner

Sprayway auto glass cleanerInstead of using a liquid glass cleaner, the toughest places on your car’s windows deserve a clinging foam that won’t drip and can quickly remove stubborn smudges, spots, and debris. Sprayway guarantees that it will leave no film behind while cleaning it as well.

It uses perfume-grade alcohol to ensure that you always receive the best possible cleaning performance without the use of ammonia so it’s safe for tinted windows. Sprayway is targeted as a glass cleaner for your home but it’s actually one of the most widely used auto glass cleaners by professional auto detailers.

3) Shine Society +vIS Auto Glass Cleaner

Shine Society glass cleanerUnlike other commercial glass cleaners, you won’t need to use paper towels to get rid of the remain streaks when you use this product. It quickly removes fingerprints, skin oils, and other common vision impairments to ensure that your windows are always transparent.

Shine Society heavy duty glass cleaner also removes up to 99.9% of the bacteria and germs found on the surface. Make sure to follow all of the manufacturer’s instructions to ensure you receive the exact result you want. Alcohol and ammonia free.

4) Windex Glass and Window Cleaner

Windex car window cleanerHere’s a brand most people think of when it comes to glass cleaners. Windex has stood the test of time and their original glass cleaner is one of the best values out there and most will recognize the distinct blue color.

This 23 fluid ounce bottle may contain more ingredients than the options above but it still does a great job of cleaning residue off your car’s windshield, side windows, rear window, and mirrors. It’s worth noting that Windex DOES contain ammonia so it should not be used on tinted windows.

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5) Driven “Extreme Duty” Glass Cleaner

Driven Extreme Duty automotive glass cleanerThis cleaning product gives you the power to remove the toughest dirt, dust, and smudges even if they have etched themselves into your vehicle’s glass. It combines an acid gel and cutting abrasives to ensure that the worst stains on your glass can come off quickly.

Drive Extreme Duty handles salt-spray deposits, substantial limescale, mineral buildup, and even mold so that you can see clearly once again. Use this product on a vehicle that has been sitting for a while to restore its windows’ luster.

6) Meguiar’s Perfect Clarity Glass Cleaner

Meguiar's Perfect Clarity glass cleanerKnown for their auto detailing products, Meguiar’s also makes an excellent auto glass cleaner. If you want a crystal clear view through your windows, then this concentrated formula will have you seeing better in no time at all.

It does an excellent job of removing the vinyl fog residue that new vehicles experience. You can also get rid of bug splatter, road grime, and other problematic obstructions with a single wipe. Meguiar’s Perfect Clarity is also one of the few car glass cleaners that is absolutely safe for tinted windows since it’s ammonia-free.

7) Griot’s Garage 11108 Window Cleaner

Griot's Garage window cleanerGriot’s Garage, a brand synonymous with auto detailing products, also makes a really good window cleaner. This car-care product allows you to enjoy a haze-free experience on the inside and outside of your vehicle. The large 35-ounce spray bottle contains zero ammonia, dyes, or fragrances, so it’s safe for tinted windows and those with sensitive skin.

As with any auto glass cleaner, use a lint-free towel or microfiber cloth to achieve the best results when using Griot’s Garage window cleaner. For the best value, we recommend getting the 1-gallon container. Simply pair it with a good spray bottle and you’ll be set for automotive glass cleaning for a long time.

8) TriNova Premium Glass Cleaner

TriNova window cleanerTriNova makes excellent automotive products including one of our favorite foam cannons. This premium glass cleaner says that it allows you to see the world instead of your window. The unique ammonia-free formula it provides offers streak-free results that are perfect for your auto glass cleaning needs. Simply spray on, let it sit for a few seconds, and wipe off.

TriNova glass cleaner may cost a bit more than the competition, but the results it provides are unquestionable. You also receive a 100% guarantee that the product never uses animal testing to ensure its safety. If there was one negative, it would be the spray bottle itself which doesn’t match the quality of the contents.

9) Invisible Glass Reach and Clean

Invisible Glass Reach and Clean kitWe started this list with Invisible Glass window cleaner and we end it with this combo set from the same brand. While cleaning your exterior car windows is easy and straightforward, cleaning the interior (especially windshield and rear window) can be a real pain.

The Reach and Clean tool allows you to get to and clean hard to reach interior glass areas. Simply spray some of the included Invisible Glass cleaner on the washable microfiber cleaning bonnet and wipe dirt, streaks, and other residue away. You’ll notice a big difference the next time you’re driving home from work and facing the sun. The kit may seem gimmicky but it actually works really well to clean those challenging spots on your car’s windows.


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