How to Keep your Windshield Healthy Over Time

When you drive away from Carolina Windshield Centers, your new (or repaired) windshield is as strong and safe as possible. However, over time, your windshield will eventually be compromised and crack. You can avoid letting this happen too quickly by being smart with your auto glass. Here are a few tips to follow in order to keep your windshield in good condition.

  • Avoid slamming your car doors. Not only is this bad for your car doors, but this is actually quite damaging to the auto glass in your car. The reverberations cause small amounts of damage every time the door is slammed.
  • Intense heat is also very bad for your auto glass and windshield. Whenever possible, you should park in shady areas. Additionally, it is not good to expose your auto glass to quickly changing temperatures. If you windshield already has a crack in it, avoid turning the heat on to the windshield during the winter. This can stress out the crack and make it even worse.
  • Whenever cleaning your auto glass, avoid using ammonia based cleaners. These are damaging to your auto glass and can make the tint of the glass much less strong. And always use a microfiber towel so that you will not leave any scratches on the glass while you clean it.

The key to keeping your auto glass safe is to avoid extreme temperatures, use the right cleaning products, and avoid slamming your car doors.

Carolina Windshield Centers is a leading auto glass repair shop. For more information about our windshield replacement services, contact our Charlotte, NC auto glass shop at 800-900-1505.

Spring Driving Tips

Each season brings their own unique challenges to driving. In the springtime, worn out roads and heavy rains cause difficulties for the driver. Keep your eyes peeled and follow these tips to stay safe on the road this spring:

  • Be aware that more people will be on the road. Nicer weather brings out motorcyclists, skateboarders, cyclists, and other recreational vehicles. Also, more people travel in nice weather, so there are more drivers in general on the road.
  • Spring rains make for slick driving conditions. Wet pavement causes decreased handling abilities and increased slowdown time. Prepare to stop earlier than normal when driving in these conditions.
  • Avoid driving into large puddles. Puddles can cause you to hydroplane and lose control of the automobile. Driving into a very deep puddle can also cause the engine to seize as water can get sucked into the engine.
  • Keep an eye out for wild life emerging from hibernation. Many animals are found traveling across streets during this time of the year. Heed the warning if you see any warning signs about animal crossings.
  • The spring season brings misty and foggy conditions. Drive slowly in these conditions because your vision is limited.

As we enjoy the warmer weather around this time of the year, stay aware of the unique driving conditions found in the spring season.

 

Carolina Windshield Centers is a leading auto glass repair shop. For more information about our windshield replacement services, contact our Charlotte, NC auto glass shop at 800-900-1505.