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Windshield Care Tips for The Summer

Diamond Glass Calgary Windshield Care Tips for The Summer

Planning a summer road trip? Here are some windshield care tips to keep your family safe & avoid any chip damage that can result in an expensive windshield repair or replacement.

Did you know that most auto-glass experts rate your windshield as ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT safety components of your car, along with seat belts and airbags? Not only does it ensure your airbags deploy correctly, your windshield also maintains the structural integrity of your vehicle in case of an accident.

If you are considering a summer road trip, then any windshield chip repairs should be done IMMEDIATELY. Failing to do so can have serious consequences including:

  • View impairment
  • No roof support
  • Improper airbag deployment
  • Increased risk of being thrown from the car in case of an accident

At Diamond Auto Glass, we can provide emergency windshield repairs and/or replacements in a timely manner to get you and your family safely back on the road.


Tips for Protecting Your Windshield This Summer

Protecting your windshield against damage can prevent expensive chip repair bills and increase safety on the road for you and your passengers. If you are planning a summer road trip, just a few simple steps can provide added protection for your auto glass:

Keep a Safe Distance

Large trucks and other vehicles can throw up debris and rocks which may cause damaging impacts to your windshield. Staying a safe distance from such vehicles, especially when on the highway, provides that extra measure of protection and avoids any emergencies that may require a windshield repair.

NOTE: Make sure to provide larger vehicles such as semis and 18-wheelers with added room. This reduces the risk of an accident which may significantly damage your auto-glass, car, or even your passengers.

Limit Extreme Temperature Changes

During the hot summers in Calgary, the inside of your car can heat up to an extreme degree and while you might be tempted to turn on the air conditioning as soon as you get into the vehicle, this is NOT a good idea.

While air conditioning may keep you cool, turning it on as soon as you get into the car can put serious stress on your auto-glass. This is because rapid changes in temperature can cause cracks to form in the glass which:

  • Reduces visibility
  • Lowers the structural integrity of your auto-glass

To avoid any emergency chip repairs or windshield replacements you should:

  • Crack open your window to allow any heated air to escape
  • Park your vehicle in the shade wherever possible
  • Use a sunshade or window visor

Repair Chips and Cracks Immediately

Even the smallest windshield rack 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.

At Diamond Glass, our windshield repair experts are able to fix these imperfections quickly, preventing them from becoming a major issue which may require a full windshield replacement. Within just 1 hour we can have you and your family safely back on the road!


Check Your Visibility

When driving, whether it’s a short distance or a long road trip, it’s important to be aware of everyone around you at all times. Make sure to check the visibility of your windshield, cleaning away any streaks or dirt. Your view should NEVER be impeded as this can put the safety of you, your family and others on the road at risk.

Window tinting: Just like with chip repairs, any damage to windshield tinting should be fixed quickly. Damaged tinting can bubble, peel or fray, obscuring your vision.


Be Gentle With Your Car

Be mindful when you are closing the doors of your vehicle. Doing so gently will prevent unnecessary impacts that can create stress on your auto-glass, necessitating a windshield replacement or repair. Taking a little extra care when entering and exiting your car will protect the value of your investment and lower the risk of damage to your vehicle.


Mobile Windshield Repair Service in Calgary

At Diamond Glass, your safety needs come above everything else. If you require a chip repair or windshield replacement but are unable to visit an auto-glass shop, our team is able to provide a convenient mobile windshield repair service.

Some of the benefits of this service include:

  • Saves you time and won’t disrupt your schedule
  • Immediate windshield repairs/replacements, regardless of your location
  • Your safety is never compromised
  • Your car is returned to optimal driving condition as soon as possible


Call Today

To find out more about our comprehensive auto-glass services including windshield replacements and chip repairs, contact our Calgary office today at 403-568-7086 or request a repair quote.

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