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3 Garage Storage Tips to Prevent Windshield Damage, Part 1

Windshield damage can occur anytime, anywhere — even in the garage. If you park your vehicle in the garage, there are efficient ways to keep objects stored and secured so they don’t harm the body of your car or your car windows. In part one of our short blog series, the helpful auto glass technicians at Denver Mobile Auto Glass will share three of their favorite garage storage hacks to help prevent damage to your vehicle. Should your auto glass become cracked, damaged, or shattered, your Top Rated Local® auto glass team is just a call or click away. Reach out to us for a windshield replacement in Denver to get your car back on the road with a safe, secure windshield.

Three Garage Storage Hacks to Prevent Auto Glass Damage

Install Cabinets

Cabinets give you extra storage space in your garage while also keeping things neat and organized. Oftentimes, garages feature some type of workbench area or shelving system, but this is not the most efficient way to keep items securely stored. While the idea of installing cabinets in the garage may sound pricey, there are many affordable options to consider. Check online, find pre-built cabinets that are simple to install, or shop for used cabinets that have been repurposed.

Create Wall Hangers

There is a lot of usable wall space in the garage that often goes to waste. Sure, you might lean your yard tools up against the garage wall, but securing these and other items on wall hangers can keep them from tipping over onto your car, or from slamming into your auto glass. If you’re crafty and feel comfortable building your own wall hangers, all you need is a few sturdy pieces of wood to attach the hangers. Or you can buy easy-to-install wall hangers to hold bikes, yard tools, brooms, mops, and more. Whatever you choose, the goal is to secure these items in place to reduce the risk of them falling onto your vehicle.

Use Storage Bins

Get rid of stacks of flimsy cardboard boxes and opt instead for storage bins. When you stack boxes of stuff, there is a good chance that stack will eventually topple over, and if your car is nearby, that could mean a scuffed and dented car or a busted windshield. Storage bins, on the other hand, hold a lot of items, they stack nicely, and the lids generally lock tightly into place. If you’re worried that you won’t be able to find what you need, avoid having to rummage through boxes by using clear storage boxes. Also, label each storage container to make it easier to find the things you need. This can help reduce frustration when searching for a specific item in a hurry, which could also help prevent items from falling on your vehicle.

Schedule A Windshield Replacement In Denver

If — in the unfortunate case — you have a full can of paint or a toolbox fall onto your windshield that causes your windshield to shatter or simply leaves a gaping hole, you know who to call. Denver Mobile Auto Glass offers top-notch windshield replacements using only the highest quality auto glass and resins, state-of-the-art equipment, all at affordable prices. Did we mention that we back all our auto glass services with friendly, efficient, and knowledgeable customer service? If you need a windshield replacement, bring your vehicle to Denver’s trusted auto glass team. Call us today!

Protect Your Vehicle From These Common Springtime Messes, Part 2

Welcome back to part two of this short Denver Mobile Auto Glass blog series. We love springtime here along the Front Range. It’s during this season that we get those 60- and 70-degree days followed by springtime snow storms or heavy rains. Spring showers bring moisture to our dry climate and can help prevent those horrific forest fires that are common in our state, but they can also make it difficult to maintain a clean vehicle.

In part one, we explored some of the most common springtime messes that turn your shiny, clean car into an unsightly mess. Some of the messy things to look out for include:

  • Pollen
  • Tree sap
  • Dead bugs

Here are a few more messes to be wary of this spring. Need a new windshield to spring into the warmer season? Contact us for a Top Rated Local® auto glass replacement in Denver!

Common Springtime Messes to Look Out For

Bird Poop

Ah, yes, bird poop — every car windshield’s worst nightmare. Spring and summer are some of the worst months for bird poop bombs. Sometimes, it seems as though birds just have it out for vehicles and drop bombs of poo on our cars every chance they get, which can make vehicles look messy and unkempt.

Tip: Park in your garage and always park in covered parking spots when you can. When you spot a splatter on your vehicle, clean it off right away. Otherwise, it can leave a lingering mess that gets harder and harder to clean.

Leaves and Flower Petals

As trees, flowers, shrubs, and other foliage begin to bloom, the first rainshower or heavy spring snowstorm can knock leaves and flower petals off and right onto your vehicle. If your car gets covered in leaves, spray it off right away.

Tip: Park under covered parking, especially when you know there’s a storm on the way. Don’t park under trees or low hanging shrubs. Invest in a high-powered hose attachment that can make spraying off your vehicle a breeze.

Mud and Puddles

March usually brings with it a fair share of heavy snow, while April will produce many rainstorms. While we welcome the moisture with open arms in our dry, arid climate, the snowstorms and rain showers can turn clear roads into puddle-covered surfaces and dirt roads into goopy, sludgy mud fields. While there’s really no way to avoid driving through puddles or having mud splashed on your vehicle when driving on dirt roads, there are a few preventative measures you can take.

Tip: When driving in wet or muddy conditions, keep your distance from the car ahead of you to avoid their backsplash; usually about a car’s distance will do. Drive slowly on dirt roads to avoid kicking up your own mud splatters that can get on your car doors, windshield, and rear window. When your car becomes covered in mud, it’s best to take it for a heavy-duty car wash right away. Be sure to get the undercarriage washed, too, to ensure your car’s components can function as they should. The quicker you remove the mud, the easier it will be to get a clean car again.

As an additional tip, don’t forget to clear any caked-on debris like mud from your windshield wipers. When mud and other gunk gets stuck-on to your wipers, they can’t function optimally and actually become more abrasive, which means they can damage the surface of your windshield.  

Visit Your Auto Glass Experts

If your windshield, rear window, and side windows are in need of some TLC, call Denver Mobile Auto Glass to schedule a service. There’s no need to spend time searching “auto glass Denver” or “windshield replacements near me” when your Top Rated Local® experts are ready to assist you. Contact us for a mobile repairs or an auto glass replacement in Denver.

Protect Your Vehicle From These Common Springtime Messes, Part 1

The birds are chirping, the bugs are emerging, and all the pretty trees and flowers that make Denver so beautiful are blooming. While these are all wonderful signs that spring is finally here, each can make it difficult to keep your car clean and shiny — and your auto glass clear and glistening. But there’s no need to fear, because your knowledgeable technicians at Denver Mobile Auto Glass have tips and tricks for keeping your entire vehicle looking great all spring.

Today, we’ll explore some of the most common springtime messes that can wreak havoc on your vehicle and how to clean them. Is your windshield already showing signs of wear and tear? Contact your trusted Denver windshield replacement and repair team for an estimate.

Beware of These Common Springtime Messes    

Pollen

Pollen is one of the first signs of spring. Along with causing your eyes to water, your nose to run, and nonstop sneezing episodes to occur, pollen can make a mess of your vehicle. There’s really no way to avoid that annoying yellow lining of pollen that blankets your car during spring, but you can easily clean it off.

Tip: Park in your garage or in a covered parking spot to avoid pollen coverage as much as possible. Unfortunately, the place where your car will likely collect the most pollen is in the parking lot at work, school, or any other public parking area. The best solution is to avoid parking directly near trees and foliage. Also, keep in mind that the longer you leave the pollen residue on your car, there’s a possibility of damaging the paint.

To clean, simply spray the body of your vehicle from the roof down to push the pollen off rather than spreading it around. Use hot, soapy water to remove any stuck-one residue.     

Tree Sap

Tree sap is one of the most annoying messes for your vehicle. A small drop of this sticky goo is a nightmare to remove from your finger, let alone your vehicle and auto glass. The best way to prevent a tree sap mess on your car is to avoid parking under trees. Springtime is a popular time to head into the high country, go four-wheeling on trails, and camp in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Keep in mind that passing overhanging branches on tight trails can lead to a sticky, yucky mess of tree sap on your car windows and the body of your vehicle.

Tip: Avoid parking under trees and if your car becomes caked with sap, reach for some Goo Gone®. Goo Gone makes an automotive formula so you can safely, yet effectively clean tough residues and sticky substances like sap off without damaging your windshield or paint.   

Dead Bugs

A sure sign of spring is that all those flying bugs start to emerge from hibernation, which means trouble for your windshield and the hood of your car. Driving at high speeds typically means your windshield and headlights will be covered in dead bugs and bug guts, which, if left unaddressed can mean poor visibility when driving.

Tip: Wash your car right after a road trip or extensive highway driving to get the stuck-on bugs off right away. Doing so will help keep your windshield clean and your car looking sleek.

Talk to Your Auto Glass Pros

If you windshield and car windows are in bad shape and need some work, call Denver Mobile Auto Glass to get an estimate and schedule a service. There’s no need to spend time searching “auto glass near me” or “windshield replacements near me” when your friendly, reliable Denver windshield replacement experts are just a click away.

Why You Need A Windshield Replacement In 2019

When you start the new year with a damaged windshield, you should consider the risks involved with driving with a chipped or cracked windshield. Sure, you’ve probably made a long list of New Resolutions that you’d like to accomplish this year, but where does your vehicle fit onto that list? There are numerous benefits for health and safety of maintaining a vehicle that runs well and is free of damage, not to mention the aesthetic advantages. That’s why today, the auto glass experts at Denver Mobile Auto Glass will highlight four reasons why you need an auto glass replacement in 2019. Ready to enhance the safety and beauty of your vehicle? Contact us for a Top Rated Local® windshield replacement in Denver! In the meantime, enjoy your read!

Four Reasons To Get A Windshield Replacement this Year

Eliminates Driving Risks

Damaged auto glass that is chipped, cracked, or shattered can make driving a real hazard for you and others on the road. Even small chips in your windshield can be a driving distraction and when the sun hits that chip just right, it can temporarily impair your vision. What’s more, when your windshield is riddled with small chips and or large cracks, it becomes susceptible to further damage if it is hit by flying road debris such as gravel and random roadside trash.

Enhances Protection In An Auto Collision

According to a recent auto accident report from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), there were 628 reported auto collision fatalities in 2018. This is a scary statistic that shows just how dangerous driving on Colorado roads can be. That being said, the windshield on your vehicle is an integral component of the structural integrity of your entire vehicle. A windshield that is free of damage and that has been installed correctly can protect the driver and passengers during an auto accident, especially during a rollover accident.

Better For Viewing Colorado’s Beauty

Spring is just around the corner and you won’t want to miss any of the beautiful colors of the blossoming trees and flowers along the Front Range. Plus, spring is an ideal time to head up into the high country to get some fresh Rocky Mountain air, and the last thing you want is to have your driving view obscured by chips and cracks peppering your windshield.

Protects Against More Damage

While we’re on the subject of traveling into the high country, if you plan to drive up in elevation with a damaged windshield, beware that the change in elevation can cause more damage to your vulnerable windshield. A change in elevation can cause existing windshield cracks to spider and spread, which means you’ll have no choice but to replace your windshield.

Furthermore, changes in temperature can also contribute to windshield damage. As a Colorado resident, you know just how quickly the temperatures can change here. One minute, it’s 75-degrees and sunny and the next, it’s below 30 and blizzarding. This is not only something to consider when you drive up to the mountains, but also for driving around town.

Schedule a Windshield Replacement in Denver

Don’t go through 2019 with a damaged windshield, which can be a driving hazard and looks unsightly. If you’re ready to make your vehicle safer while enhancing its beauty, it’s time to schedule a windshield replacement with Denver Mobile Auto Glass. We offer affordable windshield replacements and can work with your insurance to make it even more affordable for you. Don’t spend time searching “windshield replacement near me” or “auto glass Denver” when your Top Rated Local® auto glass team is just a call or a click away. Schedule your windshield replacement today!

Spring Into The New Season With These Auto Glass Tips

Spring has finally sprung here in Colorado! While many residents are enjoying the longer days and warmer weather, there’s still the potential for some serious snowstorms to hit. If you’ve lived along the Front Range for the last decade, you know that spring is when we get some of our harshest weather. With the “Bomb Cyclone” that hit Denver recently, that is a sure sign there is more inclement weather ahead.

Today, the Denver Mobile Auto Glass team will share a few springtime auto glass care tips with you to help prevent windshield damage from occurring. Is your vehicle ready for a repair or replacement? Don’t spend hours searching “auto glass Denver” when your Top Rated Local® windshield replacement experts are just a call away.

Handy Springtime Auto Glass Care Tips

Don’t Park Under Trees

If you there’s bad weather on the way, avoid parking under trees and low-hanging foliage that could damage your auto glass. Those heavy, wet snowstorms we get in March, April, and sometimes May, can snap even the heaviest branches. The last thing you want is to have your car parked in the pathway of a falling branch.

Don’t Put Away Your Ice Scraper

While these warmer days can make it seem like the snow is gone, don’t be deceived by the Colorado sunshine. Chances are, you’ll put away your ice scraper for the next six months, and then one of those crazy storms will hit while you’re at work, and you won’t have anything to clear the snow and ice away except your poor, cold hand.

Repair Rock Chips Immediately

If you’ve been putting off those rock chip repairs, now’s the time to address them. You see, with the roller coaster temperatures that are characteristic of springtime in Colorado, the rapid changes can worsen existing auto glass damage. That tiny miniscule chip is suddenly a giant crack stretching across the length of your windshield.

Use Good Wipers

Between the snow and the rain that Colorado gets during spring, you want to make sure you have good wiper blades to keep your windshield clear. Replace wiper blades that have fallen apart and keep your wiper blades functioning properly by wiping them down with a cloth and rubbing alcohol or glass cleaner.

Keep Your Wiper Fluid Topped Off

Don’t get caught in a springtime snowstorm without windshield wiper fluid. Top your wiper fluid off weekly to ensure you’re always fully stocked.

Get A Windshield Replacement

If your windshield, side windows, or rear windscreen are damaged beyond the point of repair, continuing to drive with severely damaged auto glass is dangerous — to you, your passengers, and other drivers. If your windshield is riddled with spidering cracks that make nearly impossible to see as you drive, it’s time for new auto glass. Our technicians have the skill, top-notch equipment, and high-quality materials to install a fresh, new windshield on your vehicle. When you need a windshield replacement in Denver, there’s only one name you can trust: Denver Mobile Auto Glass. Call us today!

4 Mistakes People Make With DIY Windshield Repairs

When you suddenly discover a small chip in your windshield, it may seem like a small problem that can be fixed easily. While this is often the case, attempting a windshield repair without the knowledge or experience to do so, and without access to the proper materials and tools, can lead to a costly auto glass overhaul. All because you wanted to save a few bucks that your insurance carrier would have likely covered anyways.

Today, the auto glass experts at Denver Mobile Auto Glass will share with you four common mistakes people make with DIY windshield repairs. If possible, avoid these at all costs, and instead, call us for a Top Rated Local® Denver windshield replacement or repair. We will go above and beyond to make your auto glass service is as convenient and affordable as possible. Call us to learn more about our mobile auto glass services.

Four Mistakes People Make With DIY Auto Glass Repairs   

They Rely on a DIY Repair Kit…

Premade kits can be helpful in some instances, but not for auto glass repairs. DIY repair kits that you can buy ready-made typically contain inefficient tools and low-quality resins that don’t stand up to those used by professionals. Oftentimes, after spending anywhere from two to four hours to repair a windshield, DIYers still end up having to bring their vehicle in for a service. In that case, they are out the time and money they spent on attempting a DIY repair.  

They Wait Too Long to Repair…

Small rock chips in a windshield can be easily repaired after they happen, but waiting too long to fix them only allows for more damage to develop over time. Unfortunately, windshield damage often goes unaddressed for weeks, months, or even years. When this happens, the elements, weather, and everyday wear and tear causes what started out as a small chip to spider out into larger cracks that simply can’t be repaired with a DIY fix.

They Don’t Check with Their Insurance Provider…

Many times, people don’t realize that their insurance covers windshield repairs and even windshield replacements. It’s important to familiarize yourself with your insurance policy so that you know what your options are when it’s time for a repair or replacement. The unfortunate part is, people think a DIY repair will save them money when it might have been fully covered by the insurance all along. Get to know your insurance coverage for your windshield to avoid this common mistake.

They Don’t Realize It’s A Temporary Fix…

DIY auto glass repairs can slow the problem, but they’re not always a permanent fix. Filling the crack is a temporary fix, but over time, the crack may spread due to weather, changes in altitude, or being hit with road debris like dirt and pebbles. It’s better to get an expert opinion to determine the best way to remedy the situation.

They Rely on Internet Video Guides…

Anyone can upload a “How To” video onto YouTube, claiming to be a professional auto glass technician. Unless there is a clear link to their business site, there’s really no way to check their credentials. Therefore, relying on “How To Repair Your Windshield” videos on the internet can do more harm than good. Avoid following these instructional videos unless you know for certain that the person guiding you through a windshield repair is knowledgeable in the industry.

Want to Avoid These Mistakes?

It’s simple! Call Denver’s Top Rated Local® auto glass experts! Rather than attempting a DIY windshield repair, or worse, a DIY windshield replacement, leave it to the pros. When you bring your vehicle to Denver Mobile Auto Glass, you can rest assured that you’re getting a high-quality auto glass repair or windshield replacement, back by experience, high ratings, top-notch materials, and expert equipment. All of these aspects enables our team of auto glass pros to efficiently repair or replace your auto glass right the first time.

Tricks to Make Your Windshield Wipers Last Longer

Windshield wipers are a valuable component of your front, and some cases, rear windshield. When they aren’t functioning properly, they can damage the surface of your auto glass, which can lead to a windshield repair. Due to Colorado’s seasons, high altitude, and unpredictable weather patterns, a good rule of thumb is to replace your windshield wipers at least every six months here in Denver. Windshield wipers range in price and quality, and oftentimes, you get what you pay for. But there are ways to make your wipers last — if you care for them properly.

For those thrifty folks out there who want to make their windshield wipers last as long as possible, we have some tricks you can follow to extend the life of your wiper blades. And remember, when you need to replace or repair your auto glass in Denver, there’s only one team you can trust: Denver Mobile Auto Glass. Read on to learn our tips!

Helpful Hints to Extend the Life of Your Wiper Blades

Follow these pro tips for getting the most out of your wiper blades!

When It Snows…

When we get those heavy, wet snowstorms here in Denver and beyond, it can be difficult to clear the snow away, especially when there is a frozen layer of ice covering the windshield. Oftentimes, it’s easy to just frantically scrap the windshield when it’s freezing cold and you’re running late for work, which can damage the squeegee component of the blade. There are ways, however, to clean your windshields of ice and snow without damaging your wipes.

Hint: If you know it’s going to snow while you sleep or while your car is parked outside during work, simply lift your wiper blades up and away from the windshield. This will prevent your wiper blades from sticking to the auto glass, making it much easier to clear them of snow and ice without damaging them. If you forget to lift your wipers, avoid scraping your auto glass with the blades down. Doing so can prevent damage to the rubber wiper blade. Additionally, give your vehicle a chance to warm up while running the defrost. This can make it easier to scrape a layer of ice on the windshield.

Routine Wiper Maintenance…

Maintaining your wiper blades can make them last longer. When dirt, debris, and ice melt build-up on the blades, it scratches the surface of the windshield, causing more and more damage to occur with time. Here are some helpful tips to follow for weekly wiper blade care:

Hint: Clean your wiper blades using warm water, windshield wiper fluid, and a durable cloth. This removes dirt and debris buildup that cakes your wiper blades over time — especially in the spring and winter. Additionally, keep your windshield clean with routine cleanings every week, which can allow the wiper blades to move over them easier.

Call Denver’s Auto Glass Experts

Following these simple tips may extend the life of your wiper blades, but keep in mind that when they start squeaking, scraping, streaking, or splitting, you’ll want to replace them right away. What’s more, it’s always smart to replace your wiper blades at the start of a new season. Want to learn more about wiper blades? Read our recent article that outlines Six Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Wiper Blades. Knowing when it’s time to replace them can spare your windshield damage as a result of old wiper blades.

If your windshield is riddled with rock chips, cracks, and other types of damage, your best bet is to call us for a Top Rated Local® windshield replacement in Denver. If your auto glass can be fixed with a repair, we can do that, too! Call or click to find out why we’re Denver’s favorite auto glass company!

How To Make Your Vehicle Safer In 2019

Now that 2019 is here, you’ve probably started making strides towards achieving goals on your list of New Year’s resolutions such as eating healthier, working out more, and getting to bed earlier. But what may not have made it on your list is to “be a safer driver.” Here at Denver Mobile Auto Glass, we’re big supporters of this particular goal, as we want everyone driving in and around Denver to be a safe driver. This can not only better protect you and your passengers, but also others on the road. In the spirit of making New Year’s resolutions, we wanted to take advantage of this opportunity to share with you ways you can not only be a better driver, but also make your vehicle safer. If you want to start by repairing or replacing that damaged auto glass you keep putting off, give us a call to get a quote for auto glass in Denver. Otherwise, continue reading to learn our tips!

Six Ways to Make Your Vehicle Safer in 2019

Test Your Brakes Frequently

Brakes are one of — if not the — most important safety features of your vehicle. They help you slow down from going incredibly fast speeds, and keep you from slamming into people, cars, pets, buildings, and a million other things on a daily basis. Like all other features, your brakes are meant to last for a long time — but not forever. Your brakes, and each component of your brake system, need to be replaced regularly to function optimally. If you notice unusual high-pitched noises when slowing down, you feel a vibration, or worst of all, you press the brake pedal to the floor and your car doesn’t stop, it’s time to have your brakes replaced. At the very least, it’s good to have your brakes tested whenever you take your car in for an oil change.    

Check Your Headlights Once a Week

When your headlights, brake lights, or signal lights burn out, your vehicle becomes a driving hazard. When your headlights go out, even if it’s just one of them, it decreases your ability to see what’s in front of your vehicle when driving at night. People typically turn on their brights so the extra light bulb functions as a normal headlight, but this can create a blinding light for other drivers heading toward you.

What’s more, when a brake light goes out, this can trick other drivers to thinking your vehicle is a motorcycle with a single brake light — especially when driving on dark back roads and winding mountain passes. When your signal light doesn’t work, this could cause someone to slam into you when you suddenly stop and turn without warning. Bottom line: check your lights weekly to ensure they’re working properly. It’s always a good idea to keep spare bulbs in your glove box or emergency car kit so you always have one when you need it.  

Replace Your Windshield Wipers Regularly

This is one of the simplest ways to ensure you have a clear line of vision when driving, yet it’s one of the most ignored car maintenance tasks. A good rule of thumb is to replace your windshield wipers at least once every six months. However, if your wiper blades show signs of wear and tear before that point, replace them. Some of the signs it’s time to change your wiper blades include:

  • The rubber squeegee is frayed, falling apart, or completely missing.
  • You hear scratching sounds when running your wipers.
  • There are constant smudges, smears, and streak marks on your windshield.
  • Your windshield never seems to get clean.
  • The wiper blades don’t touch your windshield.
  • Ice and other debris like mud accumulate on your wipers.

Check Your Tires

It’s important to have good tires — especially in Colorado — where we experience all kinds of weather that affect driving conditions and surface conditions. When your tires are bald, your vehicle is at a greater risk of sliding into an object. One simple way to check the tread on your tires is by using a penny. Hold a penny with Lincoln’s head facing down and stick it into the lowest part of the tread. If the tread covers Lincoln’s head, your tires are good to go. Otherwise, it’s time for new tires or a re-tread.

Additionally, be sure to check your tire pressure every few weeks, especially when there’s been a temperature change. Low temperatures can reduce the pressure in your tires. Making sure your tires are filled to the appropriate pressure cannot only keep you safer, but can also save you money in gas.

Replace Damaged Auto Glass

Whether you have a small rock chip in your windshield or your auto glass has a large crack in it, driving with broken car windows is dangerous. Small chips can catch glares from the sun that can temporarily affect your vision. Plus, rock chips almost always grow into larger cracks if left unrepaired. Additionally, driving with large or numerous cracks in your windshield can obstruct your line of site, so it’s best to find out if a windshield replacement is necessary.

When you need a windshield repair or new auto glass in Denver, call Denver’s favorite auto glass team! Contact Denver Mobile Auto Glass to a get quote for Top Rated Local® auto glass replacements and repairs!

Need car window tinting or a sunroof repair or replacement? We do that, too! Learn more about these and other great auto glass services today!

5 Mistakes To Avoid With Damaged Auto Glass

Auto glass, including the front windshield, side windows, sunroof, and rear window, are built to be strong, durable, and to stand up to a number of hazards. Not only is your auto glass meant to keep out debris, the elements, and other things that can harm drivers and passengers, but it is also part of a system that keeps your vehicles as a whole functioning properly. Therefore, when your auto glass is damaged, it can reduce the safety features of your car.

While auto glass is designed and installed to withstand the toughest conditions and driving hazards, it can become damaged by a number of things. When your auto glass is damaged, here are five things you’ll want to avoid doing. What you should definitely do is call Denver Mobile Auto Glass for a Top Rated Local® auto glass replacement in Denver.   

Five Mistakes to Avoid With Damaged Auto Glass

Mistake #1: Ignore The Damage

One of the worst mistakes you can make when your auto glass is damaged is to ignore the problem. Even the smallest rock chip can lead to a slew of car window problems. It’s best to take care of the issue right away. When the damage is minor, a professional auto glass repair can prevent the chip from spidering out across the length of your glass, which can save you from a full auto glass replacement.

Mistake #2: Attempt DIY Auto Glass Repairs

While a simple rock chip might seem like an easy do-it-yourself fix, it can actually cause more harm to your auto glass. DIY rock chip repair kits are simply not as efficient as the materials that professionals like us use to repair a windshield. Plus, having years of experience and access to innovative equipment means a speedier windshield repair with less risk of creating more damage to the window. Skip on the DIY auto glass repairs and leave it to the pros.

Mistake #3: Put Your Vehicle In Hazardous Situations

When your windshield or side windows are chipped, cracked, or shattered, avoid putting your vehicle in dangerous situations. This might include using your vehicle as a recreational vehicle, driving in inclement weather (especially hail or heavy, wet snow), and parking your vehicle under trees and low-hanging branches. When your auto glass is compromised by damage, it is susceptible to even more damage that could lead to a windshield replacement.

Mistake #4: Let Your Buddy Fix It For You

Everybody’s got a friend who always seems like they can help with auto issues. The problem with letting your buddy fix your windshield is, he’ll likely be using a DIY repair kit that can be purchased at an auto parts store, and he’ll likely claim to have more expertise and experience than he actually does. Don’t let your buddy fix your damaged windshield; make new buddies at Denver Mobile Auto Glass who can help you with all your windshield replacement and repair needs — even window tinting!

Mistake #5: Going to a Shady Auto Glass Company

When you need your auto glass repaired or replaced, your search typically starts out with a Google search for terms like:

  • Auto glass replacement near me
  • Windshield replacement near me
  • Auto glass Denver
  • Auto glass repairs near me

While this is a great place to start, it can be incredibly time-consuming. What’s more, you might find a company that seems legit, but that turns out to shady in the end. Your best bet is to skip the search and instead, opt for a reputable, experienced Top Rated Local® auto glass company like ours, which has shining reviews and a top-notch rating. You can always call us at (720) 248-4560 when you’re in a pinch with your auto glass!   

Call the Auto Glass Experts

When it comes to your auto glass, any damage to these features should be taken seriously. Don’t fall victim to these common mistakes; rather, call Denver Mobile Auto Glass! Whether you need windshield repair or an auto glass replacement in Denver, our friendly and experienced team of technicians can help you get back on the road in a safer vehicle. Call us today to get a quote for Top Rated Local® car window services and find out why we’re Denver’s favorite auto glass company.

5 Gift Ideas For A Young Driver

With Christmas just around the corner, you’ve probably already started your holiday shopping. If you’re a parent or guardian of a young driver who has just started becoming familiar with the responsibilities that accompany car ownership, you might consider some non-traditional gifts for them. Oftentimes, younger drivers are super excited about the freedom of having their first car, but they forget about the whole maintenance aspect. From replacing the wiper blades to getting regular oil changes, there’s a lot that comes with owning a car. So if you’re looking for gifts that can not only help them maintain their ride, but can also help them be a safer driver, the Denver Mobile Auto Glass team has some great ideas for you in today’s post. If you would like to schedule a windshield replacement in Denver for yourself or for a youngin, give us a call! In the meantime, read our holiday gift ideas for the young driver in your life.

Five Gift Ideas for Young Drivers

New Wiper Blades

Wiper blades are one of those vehicle features that need to be regularly maintained for optimal function, but which often go ignored — especially by younger drivers. New wiper blades make an excellent stocking stuffer. You can even get your young driver a tub of wiper fluid as an added gift. While they may think it’s a silly gift at first, they’ll be thankful to have good wipers when driving in their first snowstorm.

New Tires

Tires with good tread are a necessity for driving anywhere, but especially in Colorado. That being said, new tires can be quite expensive, especially given that tire shops usually require that you replace both front or both back tires, even if only one is needed. The cost of tires can range anywhere from a couple hundred to more than a thousand dollars, and most youngsters who have just started driving don’t have that kind of money. If you want to ensure that the youthful driver in life has safe tires, consider getting them new tires for Christmas.   

Window Tinting

This might be better suited for a young adult driver who has a few years of driving experience under their belt. Tinted windows are a great gift option because, not only do they make a vehicle look super sleek and stylish, they also offer features such as UV protection. What’s more, the adhesive tint film can hold broken glass together in an accident, reducing the risk of injury from shattered glass. Read our recent blog, 5 Common Car Window Tinting Myths Uncovered, to learn more about car window tinting.

Auto Glass Repairs

Sometimes, the best gifts for young drivers are the most practical ones. If the young driver in your life has a rock chip, chances are they’ll ignore it until it turns into a giant crack that stretches the length of their windshield. Not only is this dangerous, but they might also be more likely to get pulled over for operating a vehicle with a cracked windshield. Avoid the burden of having to pay the ticket fine that will probably fall on your shoulders by getting the gift of a windshield repair with Denver Mobile Auto Glass.

A New Windshield

If the young driver in your life already has a large crack in their windshield that grew out of a tiny chip, a new windshield is a gift that will keep on giving. Not only will you have peace of mind in knowing your young driver has a safe and secure windshield, but they will also enjoy driving their friends around in a vehicle that has a pristine windshield.

Tell Us How We Can Help

These are just some of the awesome car care gifts to consider getting for the young driver in your life. If you’re interested in learning more about our auto glass services, including windshield replacements and mobile auto glass repairs, give us a call! Schedule a windshield replacement in Denver for yourself, or as a gift for a loved one. Call your Top Rated Local® auto glass company in Denver today!

From all of us at Denver Mobile Auto Glass, we wish you and yours a safe, healthy, and happy holiday season!