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.
DOkeep your windows cracked open about 1 inch to balance the inside and outside temperatures.
DOpark 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 NOTslam 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 NOTuse 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
Looking for some vacation ideas? Stop by Carefree Vacations
If you’re looking for some last-minute deals or vacation ideas for a summer getaway, stop by Carefree Vacations. Whether it’s a vacation package to Hawaii, Mexico, Europe, the South Pacific, Costa Rica, the Caribbean or Asia, Carefree Vacations can provide lots of tips on how to make your vacation memorable.
Don’t Miss Keepsake Ornament Premiere at Elam’s Hallmark
July 15th – July 23rd at Elam’s Hallmark
Shop during Ornament Premiere weekend for great offers and Bonus Points you won’t get any other time!
Wow! This 4th of July will commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago and San Diegans will be flocking to the beach, attending parades and hosting get-togethers for family and friends. Carmel Mountain Ranch Town Center wishes you a happy 4th of July and just wants to remind you that you’ll find all of the items needed for your parties at Ralphs and Trader Joe’s. So whether you’re planning a picnic or a barbeque, you can’t go wrong by stopping by Carmel Mountain Ranch Town Center to pick up all of the items on your shopping list.
Stay Cool This June!
Summer has arrived and the heat is on. Looking for a way to stay cool? Carmel Mountain Ranch Town Center has some great ideas with cold drinks and treats from Dairy Queen, Nekter Juice Bar and Starbucks Coffee.
Whether it’s the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Blizzard , the Salted Caramel Truffle Blizzard® or the Cotton Candy Blizzard®, you’re sure to cool down with any one of the variety of Blizzards® offered by Dairy Queen.
Nekter Juice Bar is offering delicious and nutritious Smoothies and Acai Bowls along with their newest decadent frozen treat called Skoop.
And Starbucks has an assortment of cold beverages—many at under 200 calories for their Tall drinks including the Caramel Frappuccino, the Teavana Iced Passion Tango Tea and Iced Skinny Latte.
Looking for a way to save? Check out the “Deals” page on Carmel Mountain Ranch Town Center’s website for special offers on food, products and services.
An Extra Hour of Daylight for Shopping!
Daylight Savings Time starts this Sunday, March 11, which means that you can enjoy more daylight in the evening while completing your shopping and errands. So take advantage of this extra time to shop at one of your favorite Carmel Mountain Ranch Town Center stores or services. And don’t forget to turn your clocks forward one hour before heading off to bed on Saturday night.
February 14 is Valentine’s Day and we have 47 ways to say “I love you.”
Still looking for the perfect way to say “I love you” to your Valentine? Then stop by Carmel Mountain Ranch Town Center because our 47 shops, eateries and services are filled with great gift ideas. If you’re looking for the perfect card, you’ll find it at Elam’s Hallmark. Jewelry? Look no further than Carmel Mountain Ranch Jewelers. A spa treatment? Zen Spa can book a variety of massages and other treatments. Dining? Carmel Mountain Ranch Town Center has both sit down restaurants along with a variety of eateries that offer that special taste of romance. So don’t let another day pass you by. Make plans to stop by Carmel Mountain Ranch Town Center today!
A Second Chance for New Year’s Resolutions
We’re officially two weeks into January and for anyone who may have made a resolution to eat healthier and found that you’ve already broken this resolution, why not get back on track with a juice cleanse from Nékter Juice Bar? Nékter believes that a healthy body and mind shouldn’t be about deprivation. They believe in abundance. So if you need to reset and find a better balance, try out one of their 1-day, 3-day or 5-day juice cleanses. Nékter Juice Bar is conveniently located near Trader Joe’s at Carmel Mountain Ranch Town Center.
Timeless Gifts—Just in Time for the Holidays at Carmel Mountain Ranch Jewelers
Carmel Mountain Ranch Jewelers is the newest retail shop to open at Carmel Mountain Ranch Town Center. Offering timeless gifts just in time for the holidays, Carmel Mountain Ranch Jewelers has a beautiful array of jewelry including loose gemstones and diamonds and provides custom designs. With reasonable prices, high quality and great service, there’s no need to look any further than Carmel Mountain Ranch Jewelers when you’re purchasing jewelry for that special person in your life.