Taking care of your vehicle’s auto glass goes beyond just keeping it clean and making sure there’s no handprints on it. Proper maintenance, cleaning and preventive measures play a crucial role in extending the lifespan of your auto glass, minimizing the risk of damage and also saving you the price of fixing it. Here are some practical tips on keeping your auto glass in optimal condition.
Did you know sun also can cause sun-damage to your windows? Park in shaded areas or use car sunshades to protect your windows from direct sunlight. Temperature fluctuations are the biggest culprit to auto glass damage, putting your glass at risk of cracks.
As well as avoiding sunny areas, avoid parking near construction zones or around trees- falling debris or branches could result in windshield damage- which is a lot harder to fix than re-parking your car!
Regular cleaning not only keeps your auto glass looking shiny, but it also maintains its integrity. Use a mild, non-abrasive glass cleaner and a soft micro-fiber cloth to clean your windows and windshield. Avoid using rough materials (like ammonia-based cleaners) that could scratch the glass.
Consider using protective measures to shield your auto glass from potential damage. Apply a high-quality glass sealant or protective film to provide an extra layer of protection against scratches, chips, and UV rays. This can also help to reduce the glare from headlights and sunlight, enhancing visibility and driving comfort.
Avoid Slamming Doors
This tip is underrated. Slamming doors with excessive force can create vibrations that may weaken the auto glass over time. Try to close doors gently to minimize unnecessary stress on the glass.
Maintain Proper Air Pressure
Maintaining the recommended air pressure in your tires helps ensure a smooth ride and prevents unnecessary vibrations. Regularly check your your tires to ensure there are no leaks or decrease in pressure. We also recommend checking your tires after long trips, off-roading or anything that can put your tires at a higher risk of losing air pressure.
We recommend getting the correct air pressure requirements for your specific car, generally 32-40psi can be suitable for passenger cars or sports cars. And large trucks typically would need 40 psi+. Come in to Avenue Auto Glass and we can do an analysis to let you know how much air pressure your tires need.
Following the tips above can help protect your auto glass and ensure your safety on the road. As a trusted auto glass repair shop with decades of service in the industry, Avenue Auto Glass offers local drivers an affordable and convenient way to fix windshield damage.
As a 2023 Consumer Choice Award recipient and ICBC Glass Express facility, there are several advantages to calling Avenue Auto Glass for your repair and replacement needs. Conveniently located at 636 Clark Drive, Vancouver, BC, the store is open weekdays from 7:30 AM- 5:00 PM, Saturdays from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM, and Sundays from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM by appointment only. Email email@example.com or call (604) 877-1177 for more information.
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We are an ICBC-approved Glass Express facility– enabling customers to get their glass claims taken care of without the need of contacting ICBC directly. We can produce your glass claim right here in the shop.