If you have at least one kid in your house, there is a good chance that you have experienced at least one broken window in the past - if not, there is probably one in your future. Do you know what to do if a window or glass door is broken in your home? How you clean it up, who replaces it and how you handle the entire situation will all have an impact on the outcome. My site contains tips for dealing with a broken window or glass door in your home. Hopefully, you will be able to learn from my many experiences and avoid the mistakes that I have made.
You probably don't spend a lot of time thinking about your windshield, but the moment it suffers a crack it will be hard to think about anything else. If you want your auto glass to make it through the tough winter weather, here are a few tips that might help.
Use a Real Ice Scraper and Proper Technique
If you live somewhere where it is frequently below freezing in the morning, you are likely going to have to remove ice and snow from your vehicle before you can head off to work. When it comes time to remove the ice, make sure you use an actual ice scraper and not some improvised tool. Using the wrong item could actually cause you to put a crack in your windshield.
When you are actually using your ice scraper, make sure you are attacking the ice from the side. You can put some muscle into it but do not try and and use the ice scraper as a hammer as this could lead to a significant problem. Start on the side of the windshield and work your way to the middle for best results.
Keep Your Wipers Ready
You never know when snow or sleet is going to start falling. If you notice that your windshield wipers are caked in road salt or other gunk, they are probably not doing a very effective job for you. If you live somewhere where you have to drive through the ice and snow every day during the winter, you will want to replace your wipers at some point during the season. In the meantime, you can try putting windshield wiper fluid on a rag and gently wiping the underside of your wipers in order to remove any accumulated salt or other gunk.
Be Careful with Heat
If you begin to notice a small chip or crack forming, use caution. Turning your defroster on during this time could prove to be quite dangerous. The heat and difference in temperature between the outside and the inside of your vehicle could cause the crack in your windshield to expand. This is also why you should never dump boiling hot water on your car, as the heat will again cause a similar reaction if your windshield is frozen solid.
Invest in a good ice scraper and set of windshield wipers before winter begins. If you develop a crack or another problem this winter, contact a professional who offers auto glass services for assistance.Share
8 January 2019