how to clean inside speedometer glass

how to clean inside speedometer glass

If you’re like most people, you probably don’t think about cleaning the inside of your car’s speedometer glass very often. But over time, dust and grime can build up, making it difficult to see the reading. Here’s a quick and easy way to clean the inside of your speedometer glass and keep it looking clear.

Introduction: why you should clean your speedometer glass regularly

A speedometer is a device used to measure and indicate the speed of a vehicle. It is usually mounted on the dashboard, or on a steering column. A speedometer is essential in helping you gauge how fast you are going while driving. It also helps you estimate your arrival time at your destination.

Speedometers work by measuring the rotational speed of the vehicle’s wheels and translating that into miles per hour (mph). If the speedometer needle stays at 0 mph, it means that the vehicle is not moving.

Cleaning the inside of your speedometer glass regularly will keep the reading clear and visible. If dirt and grime build up on the glass, it can obscure the view of the needle, making it difficult to tell how fast you are going. In some cases, it may even cause the needle to appear stuck at 0 mph.

Cleaning your speedometer glass is a simple task that only takes a few minutes. All you need is a soft cloth and some glass cleaner. Once you have cleaned the glass, be sure to wipe down the surrounding area so that dirt and grime does not have a chance to build up again.

What you’ll need to clean your speedometer glass

-A can of compressed air
-A soft, clean cloth
-A slightly dampened (not wet) cloth

How to clean your speedometer glass

If your speedometer glass is looking a little dirty, follow these steps to clean it and make it look like new again.

  1. Remove the speedometer glass from thedashboard. Be careful not to scratch or damage the surrounding area.
  2. Use a soft, clean cloth to gently wipe away any dirt or debris from the surface of the glass.
  3. If there are any stubborn spots, use a mild soap and water solution to remove them. Rinse the soap off with clean water and dry the glass with a soft cloth.
  4. Reattach the speedometer glass to the dashboard and enjoy your newly cleaned speedometer!
    Tips for preventing speedometer glass from getting dirty

Here are some tips to help prevent your speedometer glass from getting dirty:
-Avoid touching the glass with your fingers. Oils from your skin can cause smudges and fingerprints.
-Clean the glass regularly with a microfiber cloth or another soft, lint-free material.
-Use a cleaner designed specifically for cleaning glass. Avoid using harsh cleaners, as they can damage the glass.
-Be careful when cleaning around the edges of the glass, as it is easy to scratch.

How to clean other types of car glass

Aside from the windshield, there are several other types of glass on a car that need to be kept clean. The following is a guide on how to clean different types of car glass:

Rear window – Use a cloth or sponge soaked in soapy water to clean the outside of the rear window. To reach the inside, open the rear door and use a long-handled brush or sponge.

Side windows – Use a cloth or sponge soaked in soapy water to clean the outside of side windows. To reach the inside, open the door and use a long-handled brush or sponge.

Sunroof – Clean the sunroof by hand using a soft cloth soaked in soapy water. Be sure to wipe down the rubber seal around the sunroof as well.


You have now reached the end of this guide on how to clean inside speedometer glass. We hope that you found it helpful and informative. If you have any questions or would like to share your own methods for cleaning speedometer glass, please leave a comment below. Thank you for reading!


-toothpick -toilet paper -q-tip -rubbing alcohol Instructions 1.Look for a small hole in the back of the speedometer. If there is no hole, you will need to remove the speedometer from the car to gain access to the back. 2.Insert a toothpick into the hole and rotate it around to loosen any dirt or debris that may be inside. 3.Remove the toothpick and insert a piece of toilet paper into the hole. Gently push the toilet paper through to absorbing any dirt or debris inside. 4.Soak a q-tip in rubbing alcohol and use it to clean any remaining dirt or debris from inside the speedometer. Allow the alcohol to dry completely before replacing the speedometer in the car.

About the author

I have been fascinated by cars and car care since I was a young child. My father was a mechanic and I would often help him work on cars in our garage. I learned a lot from him about how to care for and maintain vehicles. As I grew older, I began to read more about cars and car care, and I developed my own methods for keeping my cars clean and in good condition.

One area that I am particularly interested in is keeping the inside of my car clean, especially the speedometer glass. Over time, the speedometer glass can become dirty and scratched, making it difficult to read. In this article, I will share some tips on how to clean inside speedometer glass so that it remains clear and easy to read.

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