How to Reduce Windshield Reflections

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How to Reduce Windshield Reflections
Windshield reflection can be a safety hazard. (on reflection image by kenny123 from

Besides the fact that excessive windshield reflection or glare can be a nuisance, it can also be a safety concern because of reduced driver visibility. Windshield reflections are most commonly caused by reflected light from the dashboard, the a-pillar or from the sunroof. If one or more of these reasons is the case, the remedy is generally as easy as purchasing a dashboard rug, which is a non-reflective surface that covers your dashboard. A scratched windshield can also produce more than desirable amounts of reflection. If this is the case, you may need to replace your windshield or find a professional to buff out the scratch.

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Things you need

  • Measuring tape
  • Dashboard rug
  • Scissors

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  1. 1

    Measure the dimensions of your dashboard with the measuring tape.

  2. 2

    Purchase a dashboard rug at your local automotive goods dealer, making sure the rug's dimensions will nearly fit your dashboard size. Choose a non-reflective material.

  3. 3

    Place the dashboard rug onto your vehicle's dashboard. Cut the excess edging of your dashboard rug if there is slack.

Tips and warnings

  • If your windshield is scratched or if the glare persists after you purchase a dashboard rug, you need to consult your auto dealer for help.

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