If you are trying to determine whether it’s better to repair car glass or have the windshield replaced entirely, there are a few different factors to consider. The impact that the damage has on visibility and the ability to safely drive the car are the most important criteria. Then, the size, depth and location of a chip or crack are also weighed when determining the best solution is for a damaged car glass.
Spring in West Chester, Pennsylvania means unpredictable weather and severe storms. Hail poses a particular danger for car owners as it can shatter windshields, backlites and other windows. Just last year, car insurance claims related to hail damage increased due to a number of severe storms that hit different areas of the country, including Pennsylvania.
Whether damaged by an accident, rock, hail or something else, a broken windshield is a serious issue and may render a car unsafe to drive.
Restoring a classic or vintage automobile is a fun and challenging project. Whether you are adding improvements or rebuilding from the ground up, replacing the glass can be an interesting adventure. Even if you are lucky enough to find pieces of window glass from the junkyard, you will want to make sure they are installed correctly and as close to as original as possible. The staff at Anthony Volk Glass can replace the glass in your classic car, making it look as good or better than it did before.
Most auto glass repairs come with a complete or limited warranty that’s designed to cover defects, damage or any other issues that are related to the repair work done. There isn’t one standard warranty for the industry, however, so exact protections often vary. If your vehicle’s glass is ever repaired, here’s what to look for in a warranty.
Minor scratches in windshields and vehicle windows can sometimes be fixed at home with basic supplies. (Here’s our opinion on DIY methods for glass repair). If your vehicle’s glass has shallow scratches, one of three products might help you remove or reduce the scratches. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to apply these products.
Windshield glass is extremely strong and is designed to stay together if you are involved in an accident. A common question many glass shops hear is “Can you recycle windshield glass? The answer is yes! Even though the process has several steps, the clean glass can be recycled and turned into a wide variety of objects. In the past five years alone, one glass repair company has helped to recycle over 4 million windshields, keeping them from landfills and allowing the glass to be re-purposed.
Not all glass is created equally and replacement glass for auto windshields clearly demonstrates this. If your car has a large crack in its windshield that you need to replace, you have options. There is OEM glass: that is your windshield will be replaced with an identical windshield made by the car manufacturer. And then there is aftermarket glass. There are two kinds of aftermarket glass. The first is OEE which is the acronym for original equipment equivalent, and the second kind is a more generic type of windshield that can be used in several kinds and styles of cars.
Even heavy-duty equipment needs check-ups. Your tractors, excavators, backhoes, bulldozers and semis might have durable glass, but they should still be examined annually. These machines are powerhouse movers, and they’re frequently exposed to the elements. Between cracks, chips and breaks, a piece of equipment’s glass can experience a good amount of damage.
In response to a recent increase in incidents, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched investigations into why vehicles’ sunroofs are shattering. This is an auto glass pandemic that’s affected almost every automaker — 2018 models representing 35 brands have at least one sunroof-shattering incident. While the NHTSA continues its ongoing investigations, here’s a look at possible explanations and what the resulting implications are.
Advertisements are popping up everywhere these days. While seeing some advertisements on cars is not extremely new, there is a new place that you may begin seeing these advertisements that is new: windshields. Windshield technology has increased exponentially in recent years and now that they have figured out things like head-up technology from inside a vehicle, it is not going to be very long before we start to receive advertisements on the inside of our vehicles.