Summer Sun Causes Cracked Windshields

June 7, 2013 at 5:51 pm

4 Summertime Tips for Preventing Rock Chips from Cracking out your Windshield Cracked windshields are a summer tradition here in New Jersey. The sweltering sun takes a toll on your windshield, especially if it is already damaged. We get a lot of phone calls from people who wait too long to request an appointment…by the time they call us, cracks have already spread across the windshield, making it un-repairable. There were even a few instances when the windshield cracked out while we were driving to the customer’s location! That inexpensive windshield repair quickly became an expensive windshield replacement claim. Summer Windshield Care Tips Do you have a rock chip? Here are some hot weather care tips to help prevent a cracked windshield: Get rock chips repaired right away! Don’t wait to see if the chip is going to spread or not. Heat, road vibrations, even temperature and pressure changes can cause the smallest rock chip to spread suddenly across the...Read More >

Make sure to replace your wiper blades this summer!

June 7, 2013 at 5:46 pm

Are you as conscientious about your windshield wipers as you are about your car’s engine? Car safety is a critical concern for everyone. Worn wiper blades are dangerous. Because 90% of your driving decisions are based on a clear, unobstructed view of the road, it’s a critical safety concern that your car’s wipers provide you with the cleanest windshield possible. Ozone, airborne contaminants, oil, sunlight and dirt all act to weaken and reduce your wiper blades’ ability to keep your view unobstructed. And exposure to sunlight and ozone cause the wiper blades to age, even if they’re not used much. Weather also plays a critical role in your windshield wiper blades’ deterioration. Freezing temperatures make the rubber in your wiper blades hard and brittle, which increases their tendency to crack or tear. Hot weather warps the rubber and prevents the blade from wiping your windshield cleanly. Heavy use is hard on the wipers because dust, abrasives, road grime and bug...Read More >

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