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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

How to Get a Crystal Clear Windshield

It is never a pleasant experience to drive down a road and encounter visibility issues due to streaks on your windshield. Not only is it a huge inconvenience, but it is also a safety hazard. Here is a method from the experts at Charlotte Auto Glass Repair NC that will provide you with the utmost visibility when you are behind the wheel.

The first step to obtaining a crystal clear view through your windshield is to get a hold of a window cleaner that is ammonia free. The reasons you want to stay clear of ammonia is because it can also have a damaging effect on your car. It can damage the surface of your vehicle as well as any window tint.

Once you have your ammonia-free cleaner in hand, spray down your windshield down and use some newspaper to spread it across the windshield. Then, follow with some up and down strokes to cover the entire windshield. Try to do half the windshield and then move onto the other half to ensure every inch is thoroughly covered. After the whole windshield is completely wiped, use a microfiber towel to give it one more comprehensive wipe down.

Looking out at the road through Charlotte auto glass without any streaks makes a drive a whole lot easier and more enjoyable.

There is another important part of this process that is often neglected by many car owners. Be sure to always clean your windshield wiper blades. Dirty blades could defeat the whole purpose of cleaning your windshield. This can be done with a simple home remedy that consists of white vinegar mixed with some warm water. Simply dip a cloth in that solution and give your blades a gentle cleaning. Also, wipe down the wiper cowl as that can also accumulate dirt, dust and debris.

And when it comes to cleaning the inside of your windshield, make sure you do it last in the car wash process. Cleaning your auto windows is more effective when it is done in cool weather as warmer temperatures could bring about streaks. When the weather is too warm, the cleaning solutions winds up drying too quickly, leaving unwanted streaks that could obstruct your view.

Charlotte Auto Glass Repair is staffed with a team of certified technicians who can take care of all types of windshield replacement and windshield repair. For the best auto window replacement Charlotte has to offer, contact the experts at Charlotte Auto Glass Repair NC today.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Wiper Blade Maintenance Can Protect Your Windshield

Cracks, chips and splits in car windshields are not uncommon. Sooner or later, it is bound to happen to every driver who logs a good deal of miles on the road. However, there are ways to prevent some of the need for car windshield repair and it all starts with the wiper blades. Here are some helpful tips from Charlotte Auto Glass Repair on how to maintain your wiper blades.

Keeping fresh wiper blades on your vehicle will help maintain the condition of your windshield. But time and weather are not the only factors that can wear down wiper blades. There are factors in the environment that can deteriorate wiper blades, such UV rays from the sun, oil, dust, sand and even bugs. 

 Neglecting a bad set of wiper blades will do its part to wear down your windshield. That could make it much easier for a random pebble to crack your windshield and call for a complete car windshield replacement. What happens when the blades wear thin is they do not make the correct contact with the automotive glass. This is often signified by a squeaking sound or streaks across the windshield, which also hamper a driver’s visibility. 

Common problems with wiper blades include a broken or rusted joint, and rips in the rubber part of the blade. New blades are recommended every six months, but if there is a problem sooner, adjust your timeline accordingly. 

There are also ways to take care of your wiper blades so that they do not quit on you early. Clean your windshield regularly, or every time you stop to fill up for gas.  Also, try not to use your wiper blades to clear ice off your windshield. This is often considered to be too rough of a task for wiper blades. It is also a good idea to lift your wiper blades up off your car before a snowfall. 

When it comes time to replace your wiper blades, not all kinds are created equal. There is the option of choosing rubber or silicone blades. Rubber blades do a better job of cleaning your windshield, although they do not last as long as the silicone variety. For a better chance of avoiding window glass repair, opt for the rubber blades.

Not every driver is going to be safe from a cracked windshield, but with Charlotte Auto Glass Repair just a call away every driver can be safe from high windshield replacement prices. Our company offers affordable rates along with top-quality service as North Carolina’s proven leader in auto window repair and replacement.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

How to Protect Your Car Windshield

The windshield is an important part of every vehicle and there are protective measures everyone can take to keep their windshields intact. Here are some helpful hints to ensure the longevity and functionality of your windshield.

In the winter months, ice could build on your windshield as a result of frigid temperatures. No matter how cold it gets, do not attempt to melt the ice with hot water, or even lukewarm water. Doing so could cause your windshield to crack and call for a car windshield replacement.

new auto glass, automotive glass repair, automotive glass replacementThere is also a Frost and Ice Shield product which serves to protect your auto glass during the winter months. Simply spray it on and let it go to work. There are also people who will cover their windshields before a snowfall or frost with old towels or a blanket. This takes away the need from having to clean off your windshield on a cold morning while also protecting it from harsh winter elements.

A way to protect your side mirrors is to cover them with a plastic grocery bag before leaving your car unattended. When you want to get back on the road, just tear the grocery bags off. The side mirrors will be free from any potentially damaging ice thanks to that simple “life hack”.

Dirty auto glass can also present its share of problems. Running your windshield wipers over glass that is covered in dirt could result in scratches on the windshield. Any rock chips or cracks are also difficult to identify on a dirty windshield. To avoid these issues, keep your windshield clean.

It is also wise to keep an eye on your wiper blades. When blades start to deteriorate, the metal can become exposed and if that rubs against the windshield, you run the risk of scratching it up, thus bringing on the need for car windshield repair.

There are also easy ways to defog your windshield. Before you step out of your car, open up the windows and let some cold air in. That dry air will quickly replace the moisture that was created from your breathing. Also, be sure to remove water bottles and other drink container as that liquid could lead to frost that develops in the interior of your car windows.

There is obviously no way to protect your windshield from a random pebble or stone kicked up by another vehicle. If that happens and there is a need for some type of auto window repair, contact the professionals at Charlotte Auto Glass Repair. A team of trained technicians will get right to work on your vehicle while also providing affordable window replacement prices.