What To Do After A Car Break-In

Individuals who have gone through a car break-in know that it is a scenario that puts a real damper on any day. Despite this, it is a little less disheartening when you are adequately equipped with the understanding of what to do when this occurs. Following the event of a vehicle break-in, when you see that it has happened it is crucial to take action immediately in order to properly take care of the problem.

Steps to Take After a Car Break-In:

The initial step is to make sure that you record all the details of the break-in, inside and out. Make sure to do that without disturbing any of the vehicle’s belongings in order to make an accurate report. A lot of parts of the vehicle need to be photographed in this scenario such as the trunk, tires, doors, windows, and any other damage that the car may have undergone. As mentioned before, avoid any lure to enter the automobile as this may affect any evidence that is present. With these photos, as well as with the written documentation of damages done to the car and possessions taken, it is time to take the following step.

The next step is to get in touch with numerous individuals including the police department and insurance company, as well as credit card company if you believe that private financial information has been stolen. The reason why it is so vital to document everything possible in an accurate manner is that you will have to be reaching out to these people. The police should be the first to be made aware of the scenario because depending on how intense the crime is the reporting process can change. Often a police officer will come to the scene of the crime while in other scenarios victims have to actually go to the station using means of transportation other than the automobile that was broken into.

Once you have talked to the required individuals to file reports on the break-in the last step is to repair your car and protect it from any further break-ins. The greatest way to do this is to replace any broken windows why top-quality auto glass such as that available from the professionals at Wisconsin Windshield Centers!

Contact Wisconsin Windshield Centers Regarding Your Auto Glass Needs!

Wisconsin Windshield Centers makes sure to have your window repaired in no time so that you can return to the road as soon as possible with an automobile that is protected from further robbery attempts! We offer auto glass replacement for the front, rear, and side automobile windows. Contact us today at 800-900-1505!

 

How To Get Rid of Your Car’s Squeaky Window

­­­Most individuals who own an automobile will start to notice that their windows are squeaking when being rolled up or down after years of wear and tear. Lubricant, originally applied by the manufacturer during the windows time of creation, has slowly but surely worn away which is almost always the cause. Before they realize that the solution is a quick and affordable fix that requires simply acquiring your own lubricant to apply to the window as well as a rag or roll of paper towels the fact that this is inevitably bound to happen to most vehicles can be disheartening to some.

Although obtaining a lubricant may be a simple task, you don’t want to allow dirt and dust to be captured by the use of any petroleum-based or oily lubricant as it can develop into a problem as time goes by. The fact that it is okay to be used on the numerous materials located within the car door is why spray silicone grease, and other dry lubricants, are often what is recommended when trying to lubricate your squeaky window.

3 steps to Fix your Squeaky Window

Before spraying your moly lubricant inside the rubber seal roll down all of your automobile’s windows are far as they will go. Starting on the top of the window frame before moving down, be sure to do this on both sides of the window frame. As long as it is thoroughly placed down the windows vertical all the way down into the bottom corner it is okay if any extra lubricant slides down into the seal.

After a few minutes, roll up your window, preferably whichever one was completed first. You should hear you sound lessen or damping with each interval as you continue to move the window up and down. Continue to do the same to each window you are treating, after doing this to the first window, until you have addressed each that needs attention.

It may be smart to spray the lubricant into the window as you did before but this time with the window all the way up If you find that after taking these steps the squeaking has not ceased to continue,. This will make it so that there will be an optimal amount of lubricant placed strategically to have the most impact when the window goes down.

How to Maintain your Auto Glass

Brakes, tires, oil, transmission. All parts of the vehicle that drivers keep regularly maintained on their own cars. But what can you do to maintain your auto glass? No, there isn’t as much upkeep for your auto glass that there is on the rest of your car, but there are a few tips to follow to prevent windshield damage:

  • Avoid driving behind sand and gravel trucks whenever possible. Small rocks flying into windshield is a leading cause of auto glass damage, unsurprisingly. Switch lanes and drive around these trucks when safe to do so in order to avoid small windshield cracks.
  • Don’t slam the door! This is probably something your dad used to yell at you when you were a kid, but it really isn’t good for your auto glass or your car frame.
  • Park in the shade whenever possible during the summer. The heat and sun is not good for auto glass over long periods of time.
  • Only use microfiber cloths when cleaning your auto glass. Any other cloth can potentially scratch the glass.

For more information about our auto glass replacement services, contact us online at 800-900-1505.

Deer Collisions More Common in Fall

Fall is the season where it is most common for deer collisions to occur. According to State Farm, the likelihood of a deer or elk collision doubles in fall. The mating season is one of the main reasons why deer are on the move and end up being on the road. Additionally, newly built roads near deer populations will cause more common collisions.

Here are a few tips for avoiding deer collisions:

  • Deer are most active at dawn and dusk. If you are driving at these times, be aware that this is a common time to encounter deer and elk.
  • Keep a note of road crossing signs that you see on frequent commutes. If there is a deer crossing sign on your morning commute, then you should keep a mental note of it so that you are ready for a potential crossing. The morning commute is a common time for collisions because deer travel at dawn.
  • Drive cautiously if other cars are making sudden moves or driving erratically. They can probably see a deer or elk crossing ahead of them that you cannot see.
  • Don’t swerve when approaching a deer. Most of the severe car accidents associated with deer are because the driver swerved into another car or a tree. Stay the course when approaching a deer.
  • Deer move in groups. If you see one pass by, you can expect that more will follow.

Wisconsin Windshield Centers is a leading auto glass repair shop, with locations in West Bend and the greater Milwaukee area. For more information about our services, or to book an appointment, contact us online or give us a call at (800) 900-1505.

Windshield Repair at Home?

Getting your auto glass or windshield repair or replaced has never been easier with home auto glass service. Wisconsin Windshield Centers has a team of mobile windshield repair specialists that travel 50 miles (and sometimes farther) from our Brookfield and West Bend shops to perform expert windshield replacements and repairs right in our customer’s driveways and garages.

You don’t need to be further inconvenienced by auto glass damage. We take care of the hassle of travel by coming right to you to take care of the auto glass service. This is especially convenient when the windshield damage is so severe that you cannot drive at all.

Just like with our in-shop service, windshield repairs are accomplished in less than 30 minutes, and windshield replacements are finished in less than 60 minutes. With all windshield services, there is a Safe Drive Away Time of about one hour before you can drive your car and the adhesives have set. This is another reason why at-home services are so convenient: you can leave your car in your driveway for the safe drive away time, instead of at one of our shops.

For more information about our mobile windshield repair services, contact us at 800-900-1505.