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4 Tips For Looking After Your Windshield

Diamond Glass Calgary 4 Tips For Looking After Your Windshield

Windshields, like everything else, need proper maintenance to stay in good working order. Here are 4 essential tips from our Calgary auto glass shop for windshield care. 

Windshields are not only for looks; they are one of the most important features of your vehicle. While most people don’t realize how crucial this auto-glass part is to their safety, it should be noted that they are specifically designed to:

  • protect drivers from any outside elements.
  • save your life in case of an accident.
  • prevent the roof from caving in on your passengers in case of an accident.
  • give you a clear and unobstructed view of the road ahead.

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Whether you require a simple stone chip repair or a full side mirror replacement, the auto-glass team at Diamond Glass provides affordable and convenient on-site and mobile services to get you and your family safely back on the road in a timely manner.

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4 Simple Windshield Care Tips

Despite their important role, windshields are one of those auto glass items that drivers rarely think about unless they malfunction. Subconsciously, we take our windshield for granted, expect it to do its job. It's easy to fo forget that windshields, like everything else, require proper maintenance to stay in good working order.

Here are four essential and simple windshield care tips to keep your vehicle safe and in like-new condition:

1. Avoid Slamming Doors

Slamming your car door can cause severe vibrations inside your vehicle. Over time, this can cause the side windshields to come off their track. You should avoid this especially if you have small chips that you haven’t fixed because they will grow, little by little, every time you close your door unnecessarily hard.


2. Don't Park In Direct Sunlight

Long exposure to direct sunlight will shorten the lifespan of your windshield. This is for several reasons:

  • UV rays will damage the tint of your windows.
  • Overexposure to sunlight can damage the structural integrity of your car.
  • Little chips will worsen from the extreme temperature differences between the inside and outside of your car.

REMEMBER: Park your car in a garage or a shaded spot whenever you can to protect your auto glass and ensure it stays in a state of good repair for a long time.

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3. Get Small Chips Repaired Immediately

Even the smallest windshield crack or chip can eventually spread and cause significant visibility issues for drivers. In addition, this damage can reduce the strength of your windshield, compromising the protection afforded by this important feature of your car.

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At Diamond Glass, our windshield repair experts are able to fix windshield imperfections quickly, preventing them from becoming a major issue which may require a full windshield replacement.

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Many people use the wrong chemicals to clean their auto glass. Ammonia-based glass cleaners are meant for the glass in your home, not your car window! Instead, use vinegar, alcohol, or a special car window cleaner. Additionally, steer clear of abrasive sponges or paper towel. Instead, opt for a microfibre towel. They are absorbent and they won't:

  • leave streaks on your window.
  • scratch your windshield.
  • destroy the tint on your auto glass


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To find out more about our affordable and convenient auto-glass repair services, contact our Calgary office at 403-568-7086 or fill in our online contact form.

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