How can I take gum off a car window?

I took my mom’s new SUV to a dance at my high school. When I came out to leave, there were wads of chewing gum on every window. How can I get this gum off my mom’s car window? She is going to kill me!

Answer
Don’t worry; gum on the window shouldn’t cause any permanent damage. You can get it off quickly before your mom sees it by using ice.
Just follow these steps:
  • Remove as much gum as you can by hand. Due to all the germs, it would be a good idea to put on a pair of disposable gloves (even dish gloves will work if you can find some).
  • Collect a bunch of ice and put it into a plastic bag. Hold the bag on each piece of gum for a few minutes until it hardens. Then, it should be easy to pick off.
  • If there is any leftover residue, use a bug cleaner or product like Goo Gone, and rub it with a clean rag. Then, you can take the car to a drive-thru car wash if the windows are still a little streaky.
If any vandalism happens to her car that does cause damage, she may have protection if she has comprehensive coverage on her insurance policy.
If you find out that she doesn’t have the right coverage, tell your mom to download the Jerry app. Jerry shops prices with over 50 different insurance companies and delivers the lowest rates straight to your phone in seconds. Get the coverage and find the savings!
Shannon Martin
Answered on Nov 08, 2021
Shannon is an expert in personal lines liability insurance with 13 + years of insurance industry experience. She also served as a special insurance liaison to AARP members for 6 of those years. She is a graduate of UL Lafayette and currently resides in NY with her family. Shannon is also an amateur juggler, ukulele player, and is a time travel paradox theory enthusiast.
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