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Heat and Windshield Cracks: What You Need to Know

There is never a good time to get a crack or chip in your windshield. But summer can be an especially bad time due to the warm weather. When you hear this, you may find yourself wondering why warm weather is bad for a crack. Here are a few questions you may have and the answers to these questions.

Dings, Chips, Cracks, and Holes: Does My Windshield Need Repair or Replacement?

When your car’s windshield has chips and dings, or cracks, or more extensive damage, you’ve likely wondered how to tell if the repair potentials you’ve seen advertised might apply or if you need a full windshield replacement. The reason the concept seems so befuddling is there really is no clear and easy answer. Whether or not a crack can be repaired depends on the size and how soon the issue is addressed. Chips and dings can typically be repaired, unless there are enough to make it more economical to conduct a full replacement. Modern technology embedded in the window adds a new element to the repair process and changes what traditionally determined whether a repair or replacement was necessary.

In-Shop vs. Mobile Auto Glass Servicing

Mobile auto glass servicing is a convenient and easy option, but it isn't ideal for every scenario. In general, mobile installations can become necessary if a vehicle owner simply cannot get their car to the shop otherwise. However, though in-shop servicing may be less convenient, it's usually better for the vehicle.

How Can Tinted Windows Save You Money?

Your vehicle is exposed to harmful UV rays that can damage everything from your dashboard to your upholstery, making it important limit UV exposure. Fortunately, tinted windows can blunt the sun’s rays saving you hundreds or even thousands of dollars in repairs, not to mention helping you avoid costly accidents by keeping the sun out of your eyes. These are just a few of the benefits of tinted windows.

When to Repair a Cracked Windshield

If you’re like most drivers, you’ve probably driven a car with a cracked windshield before. It may not have seemed like a big deal, as windshield cracks often aren’t a problem that requires an immediate resolution. On the other hand, if you’ve ever seen a windshield crack get bigger over time or result in an utter failure as the window degenerates into uselessness, you understand how important it is to conduct routine maintenance and have a windshield repaired or replaced as needed.

Should You Repair Your Car's Cracked Windshield Before Selling It?

Are you about to sell your car? When selling a vehicle you're often confronted with a decision: should you fix things with the car before selling or should you simply sell it as is? While there are some things that may be better left to the new owner -- such as minor scratches and dents -- a windshield is a more critical repair.

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