How to Keep your Windshield Glass Healthy

Being on the road makes your windshield and auto glass continually vulnerable to damage; it is just an inevitable reality of driving. However, there are a few things you can do to extend the life of your auto glass.

  • Avoid slamming your car doors. Not only is this bad for your car door latch and power windows, slamming your car door can also damage your auto glass and windshield. The reverberations caused by slamming can cause minor damage over time.
  • Do not use ammonia-based cleaning products on your auto glass. This chemical causes damage over time to auto glass, and is especially damaging to the window tint in the glass.
  • Avoid leaving your car in direct sunlight for long stretches of time. Direct sunlight can actually shorten the life of your windshield and auto glass. In the same vein, avoid leaving glass with minor cracks in the sun, or putting any direct heat on minor windshield cracks. In the winter, do not put your defroster on windshield cracks for too long. This can stretch the extent of the damage and spread any cracks in the glass.
  • Don’t drive behind any large transport trucks, especially dirt or gravel trucks. You are practically asking for a cracked windshield driving behind a construction truck. Don’t forget to keep your distance!

The windshield, and to an extent all of your auto glass, is an important safety component for the automobile. Keep your glass healthy to avoid having it cracked or broken to often.

Auto Glass Cleaning Tips

With spring upon us, this is a great time to get your car washed to get rid of the winter grime. When you clean your car, you should pay special attention to your auto glass.

  • Put your car outside to clean it, or if you are in a garage open your windows so that you are not breathing in any fumes.
  • Find a glass cleaner that does not contain alcohol or ammonia. These chemicals can damage the tint on your auto glass. Also, cleaners with these chemicals can be damaging to leather and interior fabrics. When you use the cleaner on the inside of your car windows, you want a cleaner that can drip off them without damaging your interior.
  • Find a glass-cleaning, microfiber towel. These types of towels do not leave streaks easily, and do not scratch the auto glass.
  • Use long strokes to reduce the chance of leaving any streaks.
  • If you are cleaning your car outside, try to stay out of direct sunlight. This can cause your glass to dry faster than you are cleaning it. You might end up leaving stains where the cleaner dries.

 

How Long Does a Windshield Repair Take?

We often get asked, “How long does a windshield repair take?”, and for good reason. A broken or damaged windshield is a hassle. It is an inconvenient reality of being on the road, and you just want to get it taken care of as quickly as possible. Fortunately, our windshield repair process is one of the fastest in the industry.

With our Clarity® Windshield Repair Resin, one of our highly trained windshield repair technicians can repair your windshield in twenty minutes or less. That is because our repair resin was designed to have an accelerated curing time. When our repair technician exposes the resin to ultra violet, the resin cures in one minute.

Our repair technicians are highly skilled at locating damage and using the perfect amount of repair resin to fill the damage. After filling the damage and curing the resin, you are ready to drive away safely. We encourage all drivers with minor windshield damage to get the damage repaired. Not only is it more affordable, but windshield repairs are much faster than windshield replacements.

For more information about our windshield repair services and our Clarity® Windshield Repair Resin, please contact us or give us a call at 800-900-1505.