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Tips For Taking Care Of A New Windshield

So, you have just replaced the windshield on your car — now what? Your trusted Denver windshield replacement experts should tell you some of these tips after a replacement is done, but just in case, here are some tips when it comes to protecting your brand new windshield.

Leave Windows Cracked

This may be harder for someone who doesn’t have a garage during the winter, but if you are able, it is highly recommended that you leave some of the windows cracked. This ensures that the pressure on the outside of the window and the pressure on the inside remains the same. If you can’t do this, it isn’t going to break your windshield or anything, but it will ensure that the seal has enough time to change. You only need to do this for 24 hours or so after it is replaced.

Don’t Wash Your Car 

Like leaving the windows open for a little bit, this only needs to happen for 24 hours after the windshield replacement. The reason you don’t want to do this isn’t necessarily because of the water, but rather because of the pressure of the water on the car. Using high-pressure hoses on the windshield has the potential to mess with the seal and cause it not to completely seal in the way that it should be.

Avoid Roads With Potholes

If at all possible, avoid roads with large bumps and potholes. When driving your car home, you want to completely make sure that any unneeded issues will not arise. If you hit a large bump, it might shake the seal just enough so it doesn’t seal properly. If you see a bump that is not avoidable, then I would recommend slowing down enough to take it pretty slow. This will allow for the seal not to be shaken a ton.

Don’t Slam Your Doors

This is just good practice for your car in general, but you should definitely be mindful of it 24 hours after your windshield replacement. If you accidentally do this, it won’t cause the windshield to completely shatter or crack, but it can cause issues with the seal on the windshield. The seal needs to be perfectly fitted for the structural integrity of the glass. Shaking that might cause it to shift ever so slightly.

This is also a good time to mention that if you have a car that has a subwoofer in it, then just for 24 hours afterward you should turn the bass down. If you don’t, it can rattle that seal and not allow it to apply properly.

Do Not Drive For At Least An Hour

Sometimes you may have to drive, but if it can be avoided, it is highly recommended that you wait. This is because the urethane in the windshield needs at least this amount of time to set. If possible, wait for longer than this, but at an hour the urethane is completely up to safety standards.

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Now you should be able to make sure that your new windshield seals properly, but for any of your Denver windshield replacement needs, contact us today

How to Know It Is Time to Replace Your Windshield

Windshield replacement can leave many drivers with anxiety. Cost and time both play into account when it comes to many car-owning adults. Luckily, a crack or a chip doesn’t mean that it is time for a full replacement. Small cracks can be repaired quickly and efficiently without losing the structural integrity of your windshield. How do you know if a crack or a chip needs to be repaired? 

Where Is The Damage Located?

Sometimes the damage can be small enough where many people think that it doesn’t need to be fixed. Depending on if it is in the direct eye line of the driver, it can impair your vision quite a bit. When you are on the road with many other people, having even a small amount of your eyesight blocked could make a significant difference in avoiding accidents. 

Another area to be aware of when it comes to cracking or chipping is the corner of the windshield. Most of the structural integrity of a vehicle comes from the windshield itself and the corners are where the windshield connects with your vehicle to form a bond of protection. If any of those points are compromised, the windshield has less area to disperse an impact and will break immediately. 

How Large Is The Damage?

Many window companies have the ability to repair damage that is about the size of a quarter. Anything beyond that is typically recommended for a replacement. Luckily chips themselves are typically cosmetic damage and will not affect the structural integrity but it still will affect your line of sight if it is in the way. 

A crack is something that can be repaired if it is attended to when it is very small. Once it reaches more than the width of a quarter then there can be trouble. A crack, unlike a chip, can slowly spread across the surface due to a wide variety of reasons ranging from dirt to temperature. 

How Much Damage Has Occurred? 

If you have a single small chip or crack then you should be ok to just get them fixed and not have to worry about them. If there are three separate ones in different places then it is time to get your windshield replaced. This is due to the structural integrity of the windshield being severely inhibited by that many cracks.

When a rock or a pebble comes off of the road and hits a windshield, the energy from that impact is dispersed among the entirety of the windshield. If there are multiple cracks in the way of the energy being dispersed all the way to the outside of the windshield then the energy has less area to travel and slow down. This results in more cracks or chips due to the windshield dampening the impact less than it should. 

Is There A White Haze At The Corners Of Your Windshield?

If your windshield is older and has been exposed to the elements like windshields typically are here in Colorado, you may notice a white haze at the corners of the windshield. For safety reasons, a windshield has a small very thin layer of vinyl in between the double pane of glass. This is there to protect you in case your windshield was to fully break. The glass itself would stick to the vinyl instead of shattering and sending shards of glass towards you and your passengers. When the glass starts to separate away from the vinyl is when you tend to see this white haze around the corners. This is a clear sign that it is time for a replacement because it will not protect you in the event of a crash. 

Getting A Windshield Replacement

A windshield replacement isn’t always the worst thing to have to get when you have a Denver windshield replacement shop that you know you can trust. Most insurance companies will cover your cost of replacement, all you need to do is schedule a time to do so. Contact us today and request a quote on your vehicle to receive 5% off of your quoted price!

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.

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.

5 Tips for Winterizing Your Vehicle

With the crisp, fall weather settling in along the Front Range, and Thanksgiving just a few days away, they can only mean one thing — winter is coming. While you probably won’t have to fight off a massive army of White Walkers this winter, you will want to ensure that your vehicle is prepped and ready for anything the chilly season might throw at it. If you plan to drive your vehicle to and from work, up I-70 to hit the slopes, or across the state for holiday travels, there are steps you can take to winterize your vehicle to help ensure your safety and the safety of others.

Five Tips for Winterizing Your Vehicle

The friendly and knowledgeable team at Denver Mobile Auto Glass has five tips to share with you to guide you as you prepare your vehicle for the colder weather ahead. If you need to schedule an auto glass service, reach out to your trusted auto glass technicians for a Denver windshield replacement or repair. In the meantime, here are some tips for you to consider.

Winterize Your Windshield

Colorado’s weather is pretty unpredictable each winter, and while we likely won’t have any major snowstorms until the spring, you should still prepare your vehicle for severe winter weather. The first and simplest step is to inspect your windshield wipers and check your wiper fluid levels. Check for signs that it’s time to replace your wiper blades, such as fraying, missing rubber on the squeegee feature, or damage to the frame. Top off your wiper fluid and carry a spare jug of fluid in your car in case you run out.

Next, inspect your windshield for damage. If you have rock chips or cracks in your auto glass, call us for a convenient mobile auto glass repair or replacement, or schedule an appointment to bring your vehicle to our shop. We can take care of these auto glass issues to prevent further damage that can be affected by changes in temperature and altitude.

Check Your Tires

Carefully inspect your tires, paying close attention to the condition of the tread and tire pressure. If your tires considerable wear and tear, or if any of them are completely bald, consider having them replaced for winter. It’s also important to check your tire pressure, because as the temperatures drop during winter, so does your tire pressure. Driving with lower pressure can provide more traction when driving in icy conditions, however, if there’s not enough pressure, this can cause damage to your vehicle and can cause you to lose control of your car. If you do a lot of winter driving, particularly on I-25 or in the high country, consider investing in winter tires.

Check Your Battery

The last thing you want is for your battery to fizzle out on a stormy winter night. Take your battery in and have it tested, especially if it’s been a while since you’ve replaced your battery. Doing so can prevent you from being stranded on the side of the road due to a dead or failing battery.

Cleanup Your Parking Area

For those drivers who park in their driveway or on the street in front of their house, be mindful of potential risks that could damage your vehicle or car windows this winter. We get a lot of heavy, wet snow storms here in Colorado, and sometimes have to deal with ice storms. This kind of weather can cause tree branches to break off, heavy bushes to slump over, fences to fall, and can even damage street signs that could become a threat. Trim back the trees and bushes in your yard, especially near areas where you park your vehicle.

Schedule An Auto Glass Service

If you’re unsure of whether or not you’re in the market for a new windshield, or at the very least, a windshield repair, reach out to Denver Mobile Auto Glass to arrange a service. We can repair rock chips and replace your auto glass when it’s necessary. We’ll install a new windshield with top-quality materials and sealants so you can rest assured your windshield is completely ready to withstand any weather that the Colorado winter might bring. Call Denver’s windshield replacement experts today and we’ll winterize your auto glass.

3 Tips For Choosing An Auto Glass Company, Part 2

Welcome back to the Denver Mobile Auto Glass blog! In part one, we offered three tips to help you choose the right auto glass company. While choosing an auto glass team may seem like an easy task, you want to ensure that the company you ultimately pick has an excellent reputation, offers plenty of information about their company, and provides the services you need. Today, we’ll look at three more tips to help you find an auto glass company that is a great match for you. Or, you can simply call us, a Top Rated Local® Denver windshield replacement and repair company that always has your best interests, safety, and complete satisfaction in mind.   

Three Tips for Choosing an Auto Glass Company in Denver

Consider Experience

Experience is important when you’re looking for a skilled team of auto glass technicians to take excellent care of your car windows. Typically, an experienced auto glass company like us has not only built lasting relationships with their customers, but has also developed tried-and-true methods for replacing and repairing your auto glass. What’s more, years of experience shows that a company is an expert in their industry, providing only the highest quality windshield installations and auto glass repairs.   

High-Quality Materials

Windshield repairs and replacements require the use of high-quality materials to ensure that a new installation or repair will last a long time, and will stand up to even the harshest conditions. Living in Colorado means that your auto glass is constantly at risk of becoming damaged, either from those drastic temperature changes, severe weather, close proximity to the sun, higher elevations, or constant road construction projects that seem to never end. Therefore, you want to count on your auto glass company to use only the best materials to ensure your safety and the proper function of your car windows. At Denver Mobile Auto Glass, we use only top-notch auto glass and high-quality resins to secure your auto glass in its place.

Proper Credentials

Along with excellent customer service and high-quality work, one of the most important aspects to look for in your search is a company’s credentials. You want to work with an auto glass company that is licensed, bonded, and insured, which demonstrates their adherence to local, state, and national auto glass industry guidelines. If a company can’t prove they have the proper operating licenses and are not covered by insurance, you will want to move on to the next auto glass company without looking back. Incompetence in following the legal guidelines in the industry is a sure sign that the services provided will be just as bad — if not worse. While working with a shady auto glass company could hurt your pocketbook and waste your time, this could also place you, your passengers, and other drivers in danger. Always check a company’s credentials before scheduling a service. Luckily, most people in the auto glass industry follow the rules, but there is always that one bad egg trying to make a buck illegally.  

Get A Quote For a Windshield Replacement

We hope you have found these tips helpful for guiding you in your search for the right auto glass company. Your best bet is to research a few top companies, compare their services, and read reviews. Simply searching “windshield replacement near me” and choosing the first company that pulls up isn’t always the best way to make a decision. Get to know a company. Call them and talk to them or stop by and talk to them in person. First impressions go a long way! That being said, our windshield replacement team in Denver would love to be your number-one choice, so be sure to visit Denver Mobile Auto Glass, a Top Rated Local® auto glass replacement and repair company, to learn more about us, or feel free to call us with any questions you may have about our auto glass services. We would more than happy to provide you with a windshield replacement quote or an estimate for our auto glass repair services, so call us today!

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4 Tips for Preventing Windshield Damage, Part 1

Welcome back to our blog! A crack or chip in your windshield can lead to greater damage, obstruct your view of the road ahead, and an eventual auto glass repair or replacement. While you can always rely on our auto glass team for a windshield replacement or repair, we understand what an inconvenience a broken windshield can be. As a driver here in Denver, you might assume that a damaged windshield is unavoidable; however, there are preventative measures you can take to prevent windshield damage. Below are four everyday tips you can follow to prevent windshield damage, and should your windshield become chipped or cracked, call Denver’s windshield replacement experts at Denver Mobile Auto Glass to fix your broken windshield, side windows, rear window, and more!

Be A Cautious Driver

One of the best ways to avoid broken auto glass is to drive carefully. For instance, when driving on a street with a lot of debris and rocks, or on a gravel road, maintain low speeds to avoid kicking up debris. Driving slower can help you be more aware of your surroundings, avoid obstacles, and may minimize the threat of rocks hitting your car windows.

Keep Your Distance

Driving too close to other vehicles — especially on dirt roads or in construction zones — heightens your risk of suffering windshield damage. Whether you’re behind a truck carrying dirt, rocks, soil, and other potential debris, or driving behind a big truck with multiple wheels and no mud flaps, it’s best to keep your distance and drive with caution to avoid flying debris that could chip or crack your windshield.

Avoid Extreme Temperature Changes

You’ve heard us say this time and time again, but extreme temperature changes, and pressure changes for that matter, can affect your windshields. If you have a small existing chip on your auto glass, it is already weakened, which makes your windshield vulnerable when it is subjected to extreme temperature changes. While it is summertime, it’s best to keep this in mind when traveling from Denver to the High Country, where temperatures are usually much lower the higher in elevation you go.

Replace Windshield Wipers Regularly  

Old, tattered windshield wipers can scratch the surface layer of your auto glass, making it susceptible to chips and cracks. Regularly replacing your wiper blades can help reduce scratching that can compromise your windshield. A good rule of thumb is to replace your wipers at least once a year, if not each time the season changes. The winter weather here in Denver can be harsh on your windshields, making your wiper blades work in over time. Plus, the frost and ice that often collects on your windshield during a snowstorm or a frigid temperature drop can damage your wiper blades, giving you even more reason to replace your blades after winter ends.

Schedule an Auto Glass Repair

If you have a damaged windshield with minor chips and cracks, it’s best to nip these issues in the bud before they get worse, which could lead to a full windshield replacement in the future. Should your auto glass become chip or cracked, don’t ignore the issue. Rather, call your Top Rated Local® Denver windshield replacement and repair experts to get a quote. We would be happy to fix your windshield and get you back on the road in a safer vehicle. Click or call Denver Mobile Auto Glass today to see how we can help you!

How Replacing Your Windshield Could Improve Your Ride

Are you an Uber or Lyft driver with a shiny, clean, comfortable car that has a damaged windshield or auto glass? Is your auto glass riddled with chips, cracks, and imperfections that could make your rideshare vehicle seem, well, a little less classy than you’d like it to be? At Denver Mobile Auto Glass, Denver’s Top Rated Local® auto glass replacement team, we know how important it is for on-demand transportation and rideshare drivers to have vehicles that not only look good, but also provide their customers with a safe ride to and from their desired locations. Here’s how a professional windshield replacement with us could improve your Uber or Lyft ride. Please read below to learn more.

You’ll Have an Attractive-Looking Vehicle

It’s always a bummer when you’re standing outside in Downtown Denver, waiting for your rideshare driver to show up, when he or she pulls up in a vehicle that has a damaged windshield, which comes across as unprofessional. Not only does this make the customer feel uneasy, it also makes the driver look as though they don’t care about driving around town with a damaged windshield. An expertly installed windshield replacement, on the other hand, could enhance the overall beauty of your rideshare vehicle, making it a more attractive car for customers to ride in.  

Gives You and Your Customers a Clear View

Replacing your scuffed-up auto glass that is covered in small chips and cracks, with a new windshield provides you and your passengers with a better view of Denver’s stunning landscape. As an on-demand transportation provider, it’s incredibly common for your windshields to become full of small cracks, chips, and other damage from driving so much, but these small damages could lead to larger issues and should be fixed as soon as possible. Oftentimes, visitors coming to Colorado from out of state have begun to rely on Uber and Lyft, rather than on the typical cab. Tourists want to have a clear view as they take in all the gorgeous sights of the cityscape and the majestic Rocky Mountains on the horizon to the west of the Denver Metro area. For this reason, you should replace a damaged windshield so your paying passengers can clearly see out of all of your vehicle’s auto glass. Additionally, you’ll want to have a clear windshield for safety precautions so there is nothing obstructing your clear view of the road in all directions.  

Keeps Passengers Safe

A damaged windshield could obstruct your line of sight when driving customers in and around Denver, placing you and your passengers at risk of being involved in some kind of auto accident. What’s more, with the colder temperatures and the snowy weather finally settling in along the Front Range, winter weather places a new set of stresses on your auto glass, especially if it’s already damaged. To keep yourself and your customers safe, call Denver Mobile Auto Glass for a windshield replacement to get your vehicle in top shape for transporting passengers.

Provides Peace of Mind

When a rideshare customer feels at ease in a safe, structurally-sound vehicle, you’re providing them with the peace of mind they expect and deserve from an Uber or Lyft driver. No matter why they have requested a rideshare, they are willing to place their trust–and their lives–in your hands. They should, therefore, be given a ride in a safe car that is free of damage to the body and windshield.

Could Improve Your Review Rating

Providing rides for customers in a vehicle that is safe and structurally-sound could increase the number of high ratings you receive. Many people comment on the comfort and safety of the vehicle itself, so getting them to their destination safely in a vehicle that’s in ship-shape could mean more five-star ratings for you as a driver.   

Call Us Today

If you have minimal to severe damage to your windshield and auto glass including small chips, large chips, cracks, and more, call Denver Mobile Auto Glass today to get a free quote for a windshield replacement. You can count on our team of highly-trained, licensed auto glass technicians to get your rideshare vehicle in top shape for driving customers. Remember, when you search “Denver windshield replacement,” don’t just go with any windshield replacement company; choose us, Denver’s Top Rated Local® windshield replacement and repair experts, to get the job done right.

5 Tips for Winter Auto Glass Care

Welcome back to the Denver Mobile Auto Glass blog. In our recent post, we looked at how rapid temperature changes and cold weather can affect your car’s auto glass. With the cold weather that is sure to settle in over the next few weeks, it is important to care for and protect all aspects of your vehicle, including the auto glass. We have composed a list of useful tips that our customers and readers throughout Denver and along the Front Range can use this winter to maintain strong, healthy windshields, rear windows, side windows, and even sunroofs. Please read on to learn more.

Don’t Use Boiling Water

Using boiling or hot water to thaw out an iced-over windshield or side window may seem like a brilliant way to remove thick ice from auto glass quickly, however, this can cause more damage than good. As we mentioned in our last blog post, rapid temperature changes cause the auto glass to expand and contract, which may lead to cracks and other types of damage. Pouring hot water on a frozen windshield will have the same effect, yet with even more severe and sudden temperature change. The last thing you want to have to do on a cold winter day is to take your car in for an unexpected windshield replacement.

Use an Ice Scraper To Remove Ice

As Denver’s windshield replacement experts, we’ve seen it all. People will use all kinds of objects to remove ice from their auto glass, including CD cases, knives, and metal spatulas. While these items may get the job done, they will also scratch or chip or windshield. Why use these objects when plastic ice scrapers that are designed to remove ice safely are so affordable? Seriously, guys. Plastic ice scrapers cost a few bucks and are available in just about any grocery store in Colorado. You can even spray some Rain-X de-icer spray on your windshield before you start scraping.

Replace Old Wiper Blades

We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again: replace those old wiper blades! This is one of the easiest ways to maintain clean windows during winter, yet it is one that is often neglected. We understand that many often forget to replace their blades. This is normal. But we will keep reminding you to replace them so that you can see out your windshield clearly, which can help keep you safe on the roads during those crazy winter storms.

Refill Washer Fluid Reservoir

This is another car care task that is easily forgotten. Because the washer fluid tank isn’t visible on daily basis, and because it’s easy to forget to check the washer fluid when pumping gas, people often don’t refill the washer fluid until it runs out. This may be fine during dryer seasons in Colorado, but can be a driving hazard during winter. There is nothing scarier than cruising down I-25 during a blinding snowstorm when all of a sudden, the wiper fluid runs out. Keep the fluid tank topped off and always keep a spare jug of washer fluid in your vehicle’s roadside emergency kit.

Get Rock Chips & Cracks Repaired

Before the cold weather settles in for good in Denver and along the Front Range, you’ll want to have any windshield damages repaired. Cold weather can make existing rock chips and cracks even worse, causing the cracks to split and web across the length of your auto glass. This is incredibly dangerous because damaged auto glass impairs a driver’s vision and compromises the structural integrity of the glass. Don’t wait until it’s too late; contact Denver Mobile Auto Glass for auto glass. As Denver’s windshield replacement experts, we will repair or replace your auto glass efficiently so that you can back on the road in a safe vehicle for winter driving. Call us today for an estimate!

Pros and Cons of a DIY Auto Glass Repair, Part 2

Welcome back! In part one of our short blog series, we started looking at the pros and cons of using a DIY kit to repair a damaged windshield. When there’s crack or ship in your windshield, even if it’s tiny, it should be repaired immediately to stop the crack from spidering out into a larger crack. A repair may also help maintain the structural integrity of the windshield. When it comes to a windshield repair here in Denver, you have two options: purchase a DIY windshield repair kit and do it yourself or have the windshield repaired by an expert technician at an auto glass company like Denver Mobile Auto Glass. Let’s continue exploring some of the pros and cons of a DIY repair, which may help you choose how to repair your damaged auto glass.

Pros of Using a DIY Windshield Repair Kit

Saves Time

Using a DIY repair kit can save you the time it would take to drive through Denver traffic to an auto glass repair shop across town. Additionally, a repair done on your own may only take an hour or two, as long as everything goes smoothly and you don’t run into any unexpected issues.

Cons of Using a DIY Auto Glass Repair Kit

No Access to Expert Equipment

A DIY glass repair kit comes with the basic tools you would need for a repair; however, a certified windshield technician at Denver Mobile Auto Glass has a variety of professional tools at their disposal to more efficiently fix a damaged windshield.   

Difficult to Determine Level of Damage

While you’ll certainly be able to identify a damaged windshield, an experienced technician can tell the difference between types of breaks in the auto glass and can then determine the best repair for a lasting fix. Additionally, an expert can determine if a windshield replacement might be the more efficient and cost-effective solution, rather than a windshield repair. This is particularly important if a windshield has multiple chips or cracks which eventually lead to larger cracks across the entire windshield.

When it comes to your auto glass, it’s best to rely on the experts at Denver Mobile Auto Glass to repair a crack or chip in your windshield. We can help those in and around the Denver Metro area with all of your auto glass repair and windshield replacement needs. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment or click here to request a quote online!