Tuesday, December 1, 2015
When it comes to looking after and maintaining your car, the little things matter. Damage such as a chip or small crack in your windshield may seem insignificant, but if left, these minor repairs can turn into a nightmare that will not only cause more damage to your car but potentially to you, too. There’s very little you can do to prevent chips or cracks from appearing in your windshield. They usually happen when small rocks or stones hit the glass, when driving behind another vehicle. Even if the chip is small, you should get it repaired as soon as possible after it appears by a company that deals with windshield repair in Kelowna. A small chip eventually leads to a larger crack or a series or smaller cracks, which will cost far more to repair in the long run.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Car experts everywhere agree that a car’s windshield is part of a vehicle’s structural integrity. More than shielding the occupants from the wind as they traverse along a highway, a windshield protects them during accidents. Damaged windshields – even if due only to the smallest chips or the finest cracks – not only blemish vehicle aesthetics, but can also be a major safety issue. What Windshields Are Made Of Windshields, like bike helmets or child car seats, are designed to stay intact during a collision, particularly a rollover accident. Each of these is composed of a layer of vinyl, sandwiched by two pieces of safety glasses. Like bike helmets and child car seats, windshields would not be able to provide optimal protection, should these be weakened by damage.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Like many locations within Canada, Kelowna is known for its cold and wet winters. Temperatures that regularly dip as low as -4º C (and often lower) between December and February, dictate that the road conditions can be very challenging. It is therefore not uncommon for drivers to experience a crack or chip in their windscreen (windshield). Why is it a good idea to consult with a professional windshield repair company as opposed to opting for a do-it-yourself kit? Here are the reasons. Expert Service One of the issues that a vehicle owner would encounter in a situation similar to the above is not being entirely sure if the chip or crack has been properly sealed. This can often result in a small imperfection suddenly growing quite large. What could have been rectified within an hour may now dictate changing the entire windshield. So, the preventative cost savings alone are worth a trip to a repair shop.
Thursday, August 13, 2015
When you’re driving, two of the things that keep you safe are your windows and your windshield. They prevent the wind from blinding you at high speeds and the dirt from getting in your eyes. This is why it is important that that windows and windshields be quickly repaired by skilled auto glass services in Kelowna, like Enterprise Glass Ltd, if they sustain damage. What Makes Auto Glass Different There’s a reason why you'll have to go to a specialist to get your car windows repaired. A lot of people assume that the glass used in cars is the same as the ones used in homes; however, the glass windows of a home don't receive the same strain as car windows. For example, a car will encounter bumps, accidents, and other things that could result in glass shards flying in your direction if your automobile's glass components shatter.
Monday, August 10, 2015
As the weather heats up in Kelowna, don’t forget to pay attention to your auto glass. Most folks spend more time on the road, driving long distances to holiday destinations. The amplified vibration on your windshield, coupled with the cool air generated by your car A/C could result in a few problems. Before embarking on that road trip, whether you are a college undergrad going for a dip in Lake Okanagan, or you’re taking your family for a summer getaway, keep these tips in mind: Check your auto glass before and after every trip, especially if your route is full of loose gravel. Keep an ear out for sounds of anything hitting your windscreen. It could be nothing new, but not checking it out as it develops could lead to bigger problems later.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Driving with a damaged windshield can be dangerous. It can cause a number of obstructions that may affect your ability to follow the rules of the road and even cause a bigger problem, as a crack can weaken the structure of the glass. You will have two options to fix this – full replacement or repair. Knowing whether you need a Kelowna auto glass repair or replacement through the essential factors can help you make the best choice. Site of the Damage - Where the damage is located is a huge consideration for repair or replacement. If it’s located in the areas over the heating elements or the radio antenna, replacement might be a more suitable option. Also, when there are cracks that lead to the edges of the windshield, it could affect the integrity of the glass and could endanger the passengers.
Monday, June 15, 2015
Once you notice small chips or fine cracks on your windshield, unless these are contained in the outermost layer of the glass, take these signs seriously. There are two reasons why you shouldn’t underestimate small damage to your windshield: vision and safety. Firstly, ignoring chips and cracks could interfere with your line of vision, and seeing the road clearly is one of the most important things to consider when driving. Secondly, once your windshield becomes damaged, it could affect its ability to withstand further impacts, making it less effective the longer you ignore small damage. Instead of spending more on replacing your windshield, you can simply have these chips and cracks repaired early on by Kelowna auto glass experts, like those working with Enterprise Glass Ltd.
Monday, April 20, 2015
Once the crack appears, and depending on how large it is, you must immediately seek help from a Kelowna auto glass repair shop, like Enterprise Glass Ltd. You can be sure that it will inevitably spread, especially if there is stress on the ends of the crack. The only way that a crack will not spread is if it is in a dish-shaped form, because then there would be none of the rays—or the webs—that spread out from the core. For all other kinds of crack, though, even if it is just a tiny chip, you can expect the damage to become worse as the days go by. It may be costly, and you may find it unnecessary, but between having your vision impaired and your safety put at risk versus getting windshield replacement in Kelowna, it’s much better to go for the latter option.
Monday, March 16, 2015
You may deem those cracks and chips on your car’s windshield as minor cosmetic annoyances that don’t require your immediate attention. Life goes on and you put off repair until things become more convenient for you. Although nobody wakes up anticipating a car accident, knowing how they can amplify the damage you may sustain in a crash might encourage you to bring your car to the nearest Kelowna windshield repair shop as soon as you can. Preventing ejection. Keeping the passengers inside is the most obvious role of the windshield. It serves as the final protection that ensures that the passengers are not flung outside of the car during a collision. A minor crack or chip, however, can cause the windshield to shatter upon impact. This scenario is particularly evident in situations where the seatbelts are broken, faulty, or have gotten detached during the accident.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
It may not be too farfetched to imagine that a similar occurrence could happen in places like Kelowna, B.C. Temperature lows in the Okanagan Valley during the first quarter of the year dip to at least five degrees below zero Celsius, with snow a regular occurrence, but the potential for ice buildup remains. When your vehicle is struck by any flying objects, be it a solid thing like ice or even a rock, professionals at auto glass in Kelowna such as Enterprise Glass Ltd, are ready to solve that issue for you. Letting your preferred auto glass repair expert look over the damage, may aid in determining whether a simple repair job or a full windshield replacement in Kelowna is needed. The CBC News article’s main picture showed a man’s car while he was driving outside Moncton. The picture showed the damage having a large detailed spider web of cracks rippling out to the driver’s side of the windshield, but the ice didn’t punch through.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
While this may still come further down the road, having a Gorilla Glass as your auto glass in Kelowna would lessen the automobile’s overall weight, and give your car a windshield that is stronger and more damage-resistant than what are currently available. Scratches and minor debris acquired while driving could be better prevented. Cracks on windshields are pretty common because of road conditions. A small crack can spread and before you know it, you have a bigger crack and a bigger problem on your hands. This can be caused by a number of things.
Monday, January 12, 2015
Apart from the car’s windows, doors, and roof, the windshield is one of the most important parts of your automobile that protect you from the elements and debris you might encounter while driving. Most of the time, you car’s windshield can effectively block any debris and remain unscathed. On occasions when an errant object manages to leave a mark on your windshield, however, it can be quite a hassle to have it fixed.