Monthly Archives: September 2017

8 Sep, 2017

Windshield Repair—Get The Facts!

2017-09-08T19:21:31+00:00

We’ve all been there—driving down the freeway and having something from the car or truck in front of you fly through the air and hit your windshield.  Hoping for the best, we’re dismayed to see a windshield crack that has quickly formed.  But did you know that there are guidelines to follow to ensure the best repair results?  Here’s the list of “Do’s & Don’ts” courtesy of Carmel Mountain Ranch Town Center’s Pitstop Autoglass shop (located in the kiosk next to McDonald’s):

DO cover the fresh damage with clear tape to keep debris away.

DO keep your windows cracked open about 1 inch to balance the inside and outside temperatures.

DO park in the shade if at all possible.

DO NOT use the vehicle’s windshield washer. These chemicals will cause permanent damage.

DO NOT wash the vehicle prior to repair. Car wash chemicals will cause permanent damage.

DO NOT clean the glass or touch the damage with oily fingers.

DO NOT slam the doors until you repair. The extra pressure can cause more damage.

DO NOT blast the radio loudly until you repair. Hi/Low frequencies can shatter glass.

DO NOT use your defroster or use air conditioning until you repair your damaged glass.  

DO NOT use the vehicle’s windshield washer. These chemicals will cause permanent damage.*

DO NOT wash the vehicle prior to repair. Car wash chemicals will cause permanent damage.*

* You’re right…we repeated ourselves. We’re serious about these

Windshield Repair—Get The Facts! 2017-09-08T19:21:31+00:00