How can I get tar off my car window?

A few days ago, I was driving behind a big pickup truck on a newly paved road and when I stopped for gas I noticed all these black specks of tar on my window. How can I get tar off my car window?

Specks of tar stuck to your car’s window can be really annoying. Luckily, there are a few ways you can handle this.
To get tar off car windows:
  • Purchase tar removal spray from an auto parts store and apply it to your windows as directed on the package.
  • Use WD-40 or Goo Gone—both are great products to get rid of tar, as well. Simply spray the area, let the product soak in, and wipe the tar away.
  • Try peanut butter. It sounds weird, but it works! Use a cloth to apply peanut butter to the areas of your car covered in tar. Let the peanut butter sit for around 25 to 35 minutes before taking a clean cloth and wiping the peanut butter and the tar away. Be sure to clean your windows well afterward.
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Chloe Jenkins
Answered on Nov 11, 2021

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