re: Windshield distortion
Clean your windshield, then take a close look at it.
It may be very fine sand pitting. Do you live in a area where sand is used on highways in the winter.
I've replaced two windshields for this reason. The pitting did not bother me during the day but was a problem at night when meeting other vehicles.
Both times my comprehensive insurance paid for it.
08 Malibu LTZ (Her's)
Ebony & Brick interior
3.6 Lt. V6 & 6 spd.
Fairfax Plant Build Date, Jan 08
18 Equinox Premier AWD (Mine)
2.0 Lt. & 9 Speed