Windshield Information Car Owners Should Know


The windshield is an essential component of your vehicle, but it is a part of the car that owners commonly overly. This can contribute to individuals having fairly limited information about some of the upgrades that they can make to their windshields or the problems that this glass can suffer.

Does The Entire Windshield Need To Be Replaced To Add A Tint?

Individuals with light-sensitive eyes may benefit from the addition of a tint to their windshield. This can drastically reduce the intensity of the light entering the car. While many people could benefit from this upgrade, they may be hesitant about making it due to the assumption that it will involve replacing the entire windshield. Luckily, the addition of a tint is a fairly simple upgrade as the tint is applied to the existing glass with a powerful adhesive. This can allow you to add or remove the tint without damaging or needing to change the glass.

How Can Worn Wiper Blades Lead To Windshield Damage?

Worn out wiper blades can be one of the most common causes of windshield damage. When the blade of the windshield wiper is excessively worn, it can lead to the wiper coming into direct contact with the glass. Once this starts to occur, the glass may rapidly suffer a series of deep scratches. In order to avoid this type of damage, you should replace the wiper blades as soon as you notice that they are starting to develop noticeable wear.  

Is It Possible To Repair Windshield Hail Damage?

Hail is another common cause of serious windshield damage. Depending on the severity of this damage, there may be repair options that you can use. For example, if the hail only left cracks or chips in the glass, standard glass filler may be used to correct this damage. Unfortunately, serious damage to the glass may not be repairable as it can be too deep and broad for the filler to be effective. Having the damage promptly evaluated and repaired can help to minimize the risk of needing to replace the entire windshield.

Are There Safe Options For Removing Ice From Your Windshield?

During the winter months, you may find that your vehicle has a thick coating of ice each morning. Unfortunately, some people will accidentally damage their windshield glass while they are attempting to remove this ice. For example, pouring water on the glass to melt the ice can result in the windshield cracking or shattering. 

Many auto stores will sell windshield deicing chemicals that you can apply to rapidly melt away the ice. You may also want to keep a plastic ice scraper in the car for instances where you run out of the deicing chemical. It is important to use a plastic one as it will be less likely to scratch the glass.

For more information, contact your local windshield services.


29 August 2018

Fixing My Car Without Ruining My Schedule

I am an exceptionally busy person who doesn't have a lot of time for smaller tasks, which is why I started focusing more carefully on maximizing my time a few years ago. I realized that I didn't have a lot of time to take care of car repairs, so I started looking for ways to streamline my schedule. I was able to work with a few different businesses that offered mobile repair, including a place that would come out to fix my windshield while I was at work. They were really easy to work with, and before I knew it, they had things completely repaired. Check out this blog for more information.