So you’ve bought a new car that you plan on putting some serious miles on while traveling around the state and the country, giving you the freedom to explore and enjoy yourself. You finally pick up your new vehicle and that exciting feeling is overwhelming you, until you hop in the drivers seat and immediately notice a crack running across the windshield. Most people don’t know what to do when they see a damaged windshield and tend to leave it be for a while, but leaving a crack in your windshield while you drive is extremely dangerous, there is a lot of force that goes through the front of a car while you drive and can make that crack bigger and even lead it to shattering while you are driving, which is a serious road hazard. The best option is to contact a professional glazier to have your windshield replaced with a new, undamaged one.
It’s not something that people think about often, but most windshields are different to each other, there isn’t much of a global standard in glass sizing in cars, with very few exception, which means that if you have a more rare model of car you can find it quite difficult to find glass replacements that fit. Luckily we are connected to a vast network of glass suppliers and can easily find the pane of glass you need in most cases. We simply size up the glass (or use the make and model of your vehicle to let us know what we need), then source the glass ready for installation.
Have you ever noticed those strange black dots at the top of your windshield around your rear view mirror? They are usually a specialist feature that comes from the manufacturer, adding in sun protection so that you aren’t at risk of getting sunburnt while you drive and the strong sun doesn’t effect your eyes as much. When you get a generic windshield replacement you miss out on this built in protection, which is why when we replace a windshield we try to get a genuine part that has all the bells and whistles fitted that would normally come from the factory when you buy your car new.
Installing a windshield is a lot more involved than most people realise, with a lot of steps that need to be taken to make sure its a close and safe fit. A lot of other auto glaziers will roughly fit the window in, use a generic silicone sealant to glue it in and call the job done. We have spent years refining our methods and creating a much more involved system that we know just works.
If your windshield only has a small crack in it, we may be able to repair it rather than replace the whole thing. When you get in touch with us, tell us more about the damage and we should be able to assess whether you need a whole new window or if we can repair it for you and save you a considerable amount of money.