Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Windshields: Never Go Cheap with Auto Glass Replacement in Kelowna

Whether an errant rock hit your windshield as you were driving or you were involved in a vehicular accident, there is no denying that a cracked windshield can very problematic for any car owner. Not only does a large crack obstruct your sight of the road, but it is illegal to drive a car in Kelowna with a windshield crack of over 300 millimetres long. Forcing the issue can easily lead to a hefty fine.
Fortunately, there are many auto glass service centers around Kelowna, such as Enterprise Glass Ltd., that are more than happy to replace your windshield for you. The key here is not being cheap and making you choice solely on price.

Consequences of Going Cheap

Your windshield does much more than just keeps the wind out of your face while driving. It also serves as a point of stability for the roof a vehicle. A poorly installed windshield or a windshield of suspect quality may lead to inadequate protection in the event of an accident. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2rQiqcA

Monday, April 17, 2017

Make Windshield Replacement A Priority and Get Rid of Your Damaged Windshield Immediately

You might not notice it, but you look at the windshield more often than any other part of your car. Due to its unnoticeable nature, the windshield is one part of the car often taken for granted. That is, until it gets damaged. While windshields are generally sturdy, it becomes prone to all sorts of potential issues like chips and cracks.

To begin with, the weather can cause windshield damage directly or indirectly. All the sudden drops in temperature in British Columbia, for instance, can be harmful to the windshield. Not only do you have to deal with hailstorms, but you also have to deal with an accumulation and persistence of loose debris on the road, like fallen branches. At the end of the day, all it takes is something as small as a pebble flung back from the tires to damage your windshield.

Never Take Your Windshield For Granted

Windshields are made, not of plastic, but of two layers of glass sandwiched around a layer of polyvinyl material. In the event that passengers are thrown forward during an accident, the glass may break, but the polyvinyl cushions the impact. Read more from this blog. http://bit.ly/2pmiZdL

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Why You Should Not Delay Windshield Repair for Your Safety on the Road

Having a chip or crack on your windshield is a hassle. While it can be something negligible, especially if it’s just small in size, it could also be very disruptive and risky, particularly if the cracks have ‘crawled’ wide across the rest of the windshield.
Most car owners, however, are not all that inclined to immediately take their car for windshield repair, if it’s just a minor case. They usually do not act upon it until such time that the crack on the windshield is already affecting its aesthetics or, more importantly, their driving.
What Causes Cracks on the Windshield?
The modern windshield is actually made of laminated safety glass. This kind of windshield features two curved sheets of glass, which are inserted with a plastic layer in between to prevent friction. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2p1SqsU

Thursday, March 2, 2017

If Your Windshield is Cracked, Windshield Replacement Should be Prioritized

British Columbia has had its share of extremely cold weather over the past years, and some of its biggest victims are automobiles. In recent snowstorms, customers have flocked to auto shops and glass repair service centers because of their badly-damaged vehicles. Hail, sudden drops in temperature, and falling branches are only some of the pet peeves of car owners who often find cracks or breaks on their windshields.

Other Causes of Windshield Damage

Aside from the inconveniences that the cold can bring, there are other factors that can damage your windshield. Falling rocks or flying pieces of road gravel on the highway can cause minute cracks, which can vary in shape, depth, and diameter.

The damaged portion may just affect the top layer of your windshield, or it may be deep enough to get between the layers of glass. In some cases, water can seep through cracks and cause structural weakness, and the glass eventually breaks. Read more on this article: http://bit.ly/2lGigOB

Friday, January 20, 2017

Every driver knows that windshields are vital in protecting them from wind and flying debris, but did you know that it’s a safety device as well? Windshields are also designed to keep the driver and their passengers from being thrown out of a vehicle in case of an impact. This means that a damaged or poorly-installed windshield can put everyone’s safety in jeopardy, especially in an accident.

Despite doing your best to keep it pristine, encountering flying debris that can cause cracks or chips in your windshield is often an unavoidable circumstance. Once your windshield gets damaged, how can you determine if it needs immediate replacement or simple repairs? Several factors should be considered first. Read more on this article: http://bit.ly/2jG5AJy

Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Different Factors to be Considered for Windshield Replacement

Front or Back Windshield

There is a difference in the design between front windshields and their back alternatives, foremost of which would be the special moldings from the vehicle’s design. The front windshield glass is intended to maximize the visibility of a driver, and offer toughness to prevent occupant ejection during an automobile crash. Front windshields usually do not shatter when broken, so you might want to consider that too, when getting a replacement.

Adhesive Quality

High-quality polyurethane is recommended for the job if you want to secure the replacement windshield for years. Additionally, it has to be allowed to cure for a prescribed period, for the best outcome. For this, you’d want to rely on your Kelowna auto glass expert, since they would be in the best position to know what kind of adhesive to use. Read more on this article:

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Kelowna Auto Glass Tips: How to Keep Windshield Ice-Free this Winter

For Canadian car owners, cold weather vehicle problems are a very common obstacle whenever the winter season comes around. You probably find yourself chipping away at the ice on your windshield every morning you have to use your car. When removing ice and snow, you must keep in mind the proper way to do it. The stress that is added by the freezing temperatures can lead to more problems, if you’re not careful. Your Kelowna auto glass experts would like to share with you a few time-tested tips to remove windshield ice and snow.

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