American Mobile Glass Signs on as Glass.com® Affiliate

February 24, 2017 at 8:37 pm

“We are excited to sign up with Glass.com to further continue our strong growth trend. We look forward to the new prospects Glass.com can bring to our company,” says Patrick McKernan, President of American Mobile Glass.
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KINNELON, N.J.Feb. 24, 2017PRLog — WASHINGTON, D.C. – American Mobile Glass of New Jersey is the newest glass company to become an affiliate of Glass.com®.

American Mobile Glass has been family owned and operated since 1982. It has locations in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. It focuses on automotive glass repair and replacement, including specialty glass for RVs and trucks, and even custom cut windshields and windows for antique cars and restoration projects. American Mobile Glass offers commercial and residential glass replacement services for shower doors, mirrors, table tops, windows, storefronts and more as well.

“We are excited to sign up with Glass.com to further continue our strong growth trend into 2017. We look forward to the new prospects Glass.com can bring to our company,” says Patrick McKernan, President of American Mobile Glass.

Glass.com, the newest way to find quality companies providing glass and glazing services, is pleased to gain American Mobile Glass as an affiliate. This addition will allow it to better serve consumers in search of replacement glass by expanding the areas in which instant price quotes can be provided.

Modern Windshields are more than just a Piece of Glass

December 13, 2016 at 9:18 pm

Customers understand that having a windshield is important, but it is often overlooked that it is actually part of the vehicle’s overall structural integrity. Windshields are laminated glass, where generally a polyvinyl butyral film is sandwiched between two pieces of tempered glass. The windshield usually only
seems to get attention when it is in need of a chip repair, or full replacement. In the upcoming years windshields will become even more important, as many modern day electronics and safety features are now integrated into the glass.

Before getting into the modern day windshield, we will reflect back on the history and how the windshield came to development. Back in the early 1900s, windshields were first made using regular glass. This meant that if it broke, it shattered into jagged shards upon impact. It wasn’t until 1904 where French chemist Edouard Benedictus found that glass flasks with a dried resin flim inside broke when dropped, but still kept their shape and didn’t shatter. This is where the idea of laminated safety glass came from. Oldsmobile was the first to make windshields a standard in 1915, and Henry Ford mandated it on the Model T in 1919. Tempered glass began replacing the laminated material in the 1930s.

Laminated windshields (http://autoglassnj.com/) today can provide a wide array of features besides safety. To start, they can absorb nearly all of the sun’s UV rays, helping to keep your interior in better shape over the years. Rain sensors that automatically activate the windshield wipers are now integrated into the windshield.
Photosensitive materials can darken or lighten the windshield glass. Heads up displays appear to “float” in front of the driver which project important information from the dashboard. Pedestrian detection and weather and traffic updates could also be placed on the windshield.
Owens Corning is at the forefront of windshield evolution, and are in the process of developing lighter (making the vehicle more fuel efficient) and stronger glass. The outer glass laminate remains the same, but the inner layer is made out of Gorilla Glass, which is the same quality material on your smart phone.
With these improvements, the possibilities will be endless in which we will continue to see additional cameras, sensors, and some features we cannot even begin to imagine. Gone will be the days of driving around with a broken windshield, simply due to the fact that the vehicle will not be able to function

properly anymore.Customers understand that having a windshield is important, but it is often overlooked that it is actually part of the vehicle’s overall structural integrity. Windshields are laminated glass, where generally a polyvinyl butyral film is sandwiched between two pieces of tempered glass. The windshield usually only seems to get attention when it is in need of a chip repair, or full
replacement. In the upcoming years windshields will become even more important, as many modern day electronics and safety features are now integrated into the glass.
Before getting into the modern day windshield, we will reflect back on the history and how the windshield came to development. Back in the early 1900s, windshields were first made using regular glass. This meant that if it broke, it shattered into jagged shards upon impact. It wasn’t until 1904 where French chemist Edouard Benedictus found that glass flasks with a dried resin flim inside broke when dropped, but still kept their shape and didn’t shatter. This is where the idea of laminated safety glass came from. Oldsmobile was the first to make windshields a standard in 1915, and Henry Ford mandated it on the Model T in 1919. Tempered glass began replacing the laminated material in the 1930s.
Laminated windshields today can provide a wide array of features besides safety. To start, they can absorb nearly all of the sun’s UV rays, helping to keep your interior in better shape over the years. Rain sensors that automatically activate the windshield wipers are now integrated into the windshield. Photosensitive materials can darken or lighten the windshield glass. Heads up
displays appear to “float” in front of the driver which project important information from the dashboard. Pedestrian detection and weather and traffic updates could also be placed on the windshield.
Owens Corning is at the forefront of windshield evolution, and are in the process of developing lighter (making the vehicle more fuel efficient) and stronger glass. The outer glass laminate remains the same, but the inner layer is made out of Gorilla Glass, which is the same quality material on your smart phone. With these improvements, the possibilities will be endless in which we will continue to see additional cameras, sensors, and some features we cannot even
begin to imagine. Gone will be the days of driving around with a broken windshield, simply due to the fact that the vehicle will not be able to function properly anymore.

Differences Between Comprehensive and Collision Deductibles in Auto Repairs

October 27, 2016 at 3:44 pm

Most consumers are not aware of what their comprehensive deductible covers on their vehicle.  For example, did you know that most insurance companies fully cover a stone chip to be repaired in your windshield?  Probably not!  Your comprehensive deductible covers damages caused by something or someone other than the driver.  For example, if you park your car in your driveway and a tree falls on it during a storm, your comprehensive deductible will cover any damages to your vehicle that you were caused by the tree.  Some other common mishaps that are generally covered are vandalism (glass, tires, theft, paint scratched, etc.) and damaged caused by wildlife such as deer, turkeys, bear.  Also random acts of nature such as hail is also covered under your comprehensive deductible.

Your Collision deductible covers damage caused by the driver.  If you are driving and hit something instead of something hitting you, your collision deductible would pay for the damages.  Most policies carry between $100 – $1000 collision deductible but some people do buy that down to $0 out of pocket deductibles in which case the damages would be 100% covered.

Now that you know the difference between the two deductibles, there are two ways for you to save:

• As soon as you notice a stone chip on your windshield, cover it on the outside to keep it clean and dry, and call American Mobile Glass at 800-924-0808.  As we stated earlier, most times your deductible is waived costing you no money out of pocket.  This repair can be completed in less than 30 minutes and we come right to where your vehicle is located.  If you do not act quickly, once the windshield cracks you are required to pay your comprehensive deductible or even worse pay for an entire new windshield out of pocket.
• Lower your comprehensive deductible.  If your deductible is currently high, ask your insurance representative for the difference in premium to lower it to something more manageable.  Generally we see customers with a $100 deductible which is a minimal out of pocket expense, and it is usually not a large increase to your premium to add this on.

American Mobile Glass (http://www.autoglassnj.com/contact-us/) is a preferred vendor of ALL Insurance companies.  We receive information and bill electronically making it a seamless process for our customers so we can get you back on the road quickly and safely after a windshield repair or windshield replacement.  Our customers love this as well saving them from the headaches of paperwork.  You also will receive our lifetime warranty against leaks or defects, as well as peace of mind knowing that a highly trained professional from a local family business that has been operating in New Jersey for over 35 years!

5 major changes coming to windshields in the very near future

May 26, 2016 at 2:36 pm

Windshields, like most modern day items, are becoming much more innovative than ever before.  They are still serving their main purpose which contribute to safety, design, and sophistication, however in the upcoming years we are going to see a transition to this particular part of the vehicle that we have never seen before.  Modern day windshields are begin fabricated with stronger, thinner, and more lightweight materials.  This allows the glass to become strong enough to support the structural role, but still lightweight so that manufacturers can abide by the strict CAFE standards set forth by congress.

  1. Headlights and sun visors will become extinct.

Windshields already contain a rain sensor, which will activate wiper blades when water is detected.  They also will change speed on their own depending on how hard it is precipitating.  The laminated layer between the two panes of glass also leaves more potential for other innovations.  In the future we will see the same photochromic dyes used in transition vision lenses, baked into the windshield.  Engineers are also working with nano technologies to incorporate military style night vision capabilities using thermal imaging.  This would allow drivers to see in the dark without the use of any lighting whatsoever.

  1. Vehicle communications

Manufacturers are looking to adapt solar panel technology directly into the vehicle.  This will not only power hybrids and certain electronics throughout the vehicle, but also will replace alternators for charging batteries and supply the power the vehicle needs for new services.  They will do this by developing a thin layer of photovoltaic cells covering the hood, roof and trunk, or flatbed.  Another development car manufacturers are working on is vehicle to vehicle communication.  This would involve vehicle to cloud uploading and data sharing which would enable cars to talk with each other sharing information such as road closures and detours, accident sights, traffic bottlenecks, and other road hazards.

  1. Heads up display

Windshields will begin to display 3D images, much like the way back up cameras can display guidelines for driving in reverse.  The best thing about this addition is that the driver’s eyes will never have to leave the road.  Heads up displays will be integrated into this technology which will allow drivers to access critical information beyond just speed and outside temperature.  Smart windshields will be able to incorporate a number of safety features such as issuing alerts for close obstacles like pedestrians or cyclists, safe braking distances, GPS guidance , and weather and traffic updates.  Another safety feature rolling out in some vehicles is eye-tracking, which is intelligence gathered by observing the driver’s eye movements.  A self-driving vehicle will be able to interpret if a driver has fallen asleep and will guide the car safely off the road.

  1. Sensors and cameras in and around the glass

Within a few years we will see sensors and mini cameras become standard safety equipment, beyond the early adaptation we’ve seen in luxury vehicles.  Basic sensors today already alert drivers of passing vehicles entering into the blind spot.  Other advanced driver assistance systems include lane departure warning alerts, auto correction to keep the tires inside lane markers, and collision avoidance.  These are all small incremental steps on our way towards fully autonomous vehicles.

  1. Say goodbye to wiper blades

A new system, developed by Italian designer Leonardo Fioravanti, self cleans and repels water away from the windshield.  The new system eliminates the need for wiper blades through the use of advanced nanotechnology and aerodynamic principles that combine to ensure constant clear visibility for drivers.  McLaren is also testing a technique of using a high-frequency electronic system that pumps sound waves through the windshield, effectively creating a vibrating ultrasonic force field that deflects water, mud, and even bugs.

AMG Auto Glass ranked #1 Independent Glass Company in New Jersey for 4th year in a row!

April 13, 2016 at 7:08 pm

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For the fourth year in a row, American Mobile Glass has ranked as one of the top automotive glass retailers in the country!  More importantly, AMG is the #1 independent automotive glass retailer in New Jersey!

Being in business for over 30 years, American Mobile Glass has become the leader in automotive glass installations.  They deliver quality, value, and efficiency to every installation, and their technicians average at least 10 years experience.  They are on the cutting edge of new tools and technology to stay ahead of the competition, and better service their customers.  They pride themselves on excellent customer service, and let their reviews speak for themselves.  They leave the vehicle cleaner than when they had arrived, and are always prompt, courteous, and professional every step of the way, from the initial quote all the way to the finished installation.

Taking these factors into consideration, it is no mystery for how they have grown to be the highest volume independent auto glass company in New Jersey (http://www.autoglassnj.com) for the 4th consecutive year.   American Mobile Glass offers a “You name the spot” Auto Glass service that only uses OEM quality products for their customers’ safety. Their urethane seals quickly and bonds strongly to provide their customers with a safe and reliable drive away time.  American Mobile Glass offers a lifetime warranty against leaks or defects for as long as their customers own or lease their vehicles.

With AMG’s fleet of service vehicles, they are able to provide outstanding service to the entire tri-state area. All of their well trained and experienced glass technicians are DOW® certified and are conveniently available when and where you need them.

New Technology in Auto Windshields

February 20, 2015 at 4:35 pm

Have you ever thought about plasma windshields? Imagine your vehicle could send small plasmic blasts to deflect projectiles from hitting your windshield.
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Feb. 19, 2015WAYNE, N.J.Have you ever thought about plasma windshields http://www.autoglassnj.com ? Imagine your vehicle could send small plasmic blasts to deflect projectiles from hitting your windshield.

While this could not realistically stop larger objects from penetrating your glass the amount of damage to your windshield would greatly decrease. Even if the plasma could not completely stop the object from colliding with your windshield it would reduce the impact enough to keep the damage low.

The plasma shield is based on Russian studies of plasma aerodynamics, which is the way ionized gas influences the airflow around an object and decreases the friction dramatically.

You’re probably thinking ‘we are making things fly faster towards us’ but wait, the idea is that the plasma will only affect one side of the object causing one side to move faster than the other making it to shift from its original trajectory, in turn sending the object tumbling.

While plasma seems like the most effective technology to the windshield industry, it requires a massive amount of energy to preform. If a power source could be developed we could see plasma projected windshields in the future.

Automakers have stuffed their vehicles with an overwhelming array of technology over the years, from video screens to bluetooth and airbags. But one part of vehicles has remained stubbornly resistant to change, the windshield.

Using a newly developed technology known as augmented reality offers real world images overlaid with digital ones. These windshields could display driving directions, and impending hazards all without taking your eyes off the road. Augmented reality windshields are a natural extension for car makers competition for higher safety standards.

An augmented windshield could sense that a driver hasn’t seen a slowdown in traffic or another driver merging into his or her lane. The windshield might light up red or highlight the potential hazard causing the driver to hit the breaks.

Augmented windshields won’t be available soon, however, both GM and Daimler say in about five years these windshields will be embedded in vehicles and made available to the public.

How to prevent your windshield from cracking in cold weather

January 8, 2015 at 10:56 pm

12412111-cracked-windshield-njDid you know that there are tricks to help prevent your windshield from cracking?

Have you ever warmed up your car in the winter and got in it to leave and noticed there is a huge crack across your windshield? Well here are some ways to help prevent that from happening to you.

You want to avoid sudden temperature changes, warm up your car slowly and don’t turn your defrosters on high until the vehicle is warm, and remember NEVER throw hot or boiling water on your windshield.

You can also use a plastic ice scraper on your windshield. You don’t want to use a knife or blade on your windshield because it can scratch or chip your glass. You can also use a liquid deicer to help.

Keep your glass clean this will help you notice any small cracks and chips in your glass, you want to get those replaced so that they don’t turn into a whole windshield replacement. Any cracks and chips that are smaller than the size of a quarter can be fixed.

Also replace your windshield wipers when needed, worn wipers can severely scratch and damage your windshield. Most wipers have plastic or metal clips that hold them in place, if the rubber is that worn it will  scratch your glass. There are also metal blades inside wiper housing  that can scratch your glass to the point where you won’t be able to see. You want to make sure you check your washer fluid too, if it is low you want to make sure you use one that is made for the winter time so that it won’t freeze, you can also use a liquid deicer to help when scraping the ice off.

Get those small chips and cracks repaired, American Mobile Glass will come to you and fix cracks and chips that are smaller than the size of a quarter.

Do you know why your windshield cracks?

The Problem:

Those tiny cracks that occur from everyday driving.

The Cause:

According to seismologists, the metal frame in your car expands and contracts in extreme temperatures. This causes stress on your glass and especially those little chips. This causes them to split under the stress. Its like taking a plastic spoon and cutting a small notch in it. That notch is the chip in your windshield, once you start to bend causing stress to the plastic the spoon it will break where that notch is. The same thing happens with your windshield.

The Solution:

Have existing chips fixed before extreme temperatures arrive. And remember to warm up or cool down your car slowly. It will lessen the stress on the glass and help prevent your windshield from further damage.

Repair or replace your Auto Glass? That is the question.

December 16, 2014 at 3:51 pm

crack windshieldWe have all been there.  We’re driving down the highway minding our own business when a dump truck carrying tons of gravel pulls out in front.  We slam on our brakes to slow down and then all of a sudden…BAM!  A rock hits our windshield.  We scan the window to find where the rock landed.  When we don’t see any chip, we sigh with relief and carefully attempt to pass the truck.  However, what happens when there is a chip?

The most important thing to know is to get the chip taken care of as soon as possible.  Most auto glass chips can be repaired if they are smaller than the size of a quarter. A windshield repair doesn’t require removing the windshield which allows for a speedy process.  Furthermore, it is a significantly less expensive option. Most auto insurance companies will usually reimburse a windshield repair as well.  American Mobile Glass will even contact your insurance company for you.

During the repair, a trained technician specializing in auto glass will drill into the windshield and allow for a specialized resin to fill the chip. The technician then vacuums the air out to seal it.  This keeps moisture and debris away.  The chip may not appear completely invisible but will no longer be able to spider out and fully crack the windshield.

In the instances where the a chip does begin to spider out and cause a crack throughout the windshield, a repair is no longer an option and a complete windshield or auto glass replacement is required.  A windshield replacement includes the removal of the current windshield and the installation of a new one.

After the auto glass installer removes the damaged windshield, a bead of urethane is applied on the frame to bond the new windshield to the vehicle. American Mobile Glass uses a fast curing urethane which will allow your car to be drivable only one hour after the installation is complete.

Don’t ignore a chip if one appears.  A chip weakens the windshield since moisture has a route to get in.  This will compromise your safety.  If you are still unsure whether a repair or replacement is needed, contact American Mobile Glass and one of their Customer Service Representatives will be happy to help you.

What is the difference between OEM, dealer and aftermarket windshields?

November 4, 2014 at 1:42 pm

windshield replacementOne of the most integral components to any car or vehicle is the windshield.  It is essential to the structure of the vehicle and assures proper visibility and safety for those inside.  It is crucial to assure that the windshield is safely installed and free of any damage such as chips or cracks.

There are three main types of windshields that manufacturers provide.  These are Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM); dealer; and aftermarket glass.

When you purchase a car for the first time, the windshield is considered dealer glass.  It is not typical for car companies to manufacture their own glass.  Instead, they contract their glass needs out to another manufacturer and install it in new cars as they are built.  Oftentimes, the make of the car is stamped on the windshield as well.

If a windshield replacement http://www.autoglassnj.com is ever necessary, either OEM or aftermarket glass will be installed.  OEM glass is nearly identical to the original dealer windshield; however, more than likely was made by a different manufacturer.  OEM windshields are constructed to specifically meet the regulations regarding size, shape, color, thickness and durability set forth by the car company itself.  Further, the Department of Transportation certifies all OEM glass which assures safety and security.

On the other hand, aftermarket glass is manufactured by different glass companies, many of them sometimes being imported from China, Japan, and Taiwan.  Aftermarket glass can range greatly from one brand to the next.  You must make sure you know what type of glass you are getting, and at least make sure it is one of the major OEM quality manufacturers such as Pilkington, PGW, FYG, and Guardian.

Knowing the differences between the three main types of glass is sure to be of value when the time comes for a windshield replacement.

The Ever Growing Importance of a Safe Windshield Replacement

October 27, 2014 at 9:09 pm

auto glassHow safe is your windshield? Reality dictates that, if your car is a new model, you may not need your windshield replaced (http://autoglassnj.com) since new car models often come with extra safe windshields. However, the scenario might be different if we are talking about you driving an older car. If this is your current situation, a proper windshield replacement might just be a simple action which can prevent a serious consequences.

While windshield replacement can be considered as your last resort, you may also think of it as a good investment. Therefore, if you just recently purchased a second hand car, and you have no idea how long it has been since the windshield was last replaced, replacing it on your own can provide you the assurance that the windshield is in good shape.

When talking about replacement of windshield, most of us may not have a lot of choices. For instance, you may choose to use your insurance company. Insurance Providers will often go with a glass companies that will use materials from salvaged vehicles. Since there are no existing laws about vehicles that are not new, you can never tell what type and quality windshields are being installed in your vehicle.

If you need to replace your windshield right now, there is no mistaking in hiring AMG Glass the auto glass professionals in your area. Being in business for over 30 years, American Mobile Glass has grown to be one of the largest independent glass companies in the tri state NJ, NY, PA area. We pride ourselves in excellent customer service, and we let our reviews speak for themselves. We leave your vehicle cleaner than when we arrived and are always prompt, courteous, and professional every step of the way, from the initial quote all the way to the finished installation. Our job is not complete until you are 100% satisfied.

Trust the experts at American Mobile Glass and call for a free quote today!

800-924-0808