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.