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Effects of weather changes on windshields

March 21, 2017

In India, throughout the year we all witness a wide range of seasonal change. The temperature shifts from high 50°C to low 2-4°C in summer and winter season respectively. Also, the Indian drivers face major challenges during the monsoon season.

At some stage, all drivers are challenged by bad weather conditions. It is due to this reason that we need to make sure that our vehicle and all of its parts are in a good condition to deal with the seasonal change.

While we take care of all the aspects of our vehicle, most of the time, we forget an important part – the car’s windshield. Undoubtedly, it is the shield which protects us from rain, wind, bugs and other debris we may encounter on the road.  No matter how durable the windshield is, every season has enough potential to create chips and cracks on it.

Here are some precautions that our experts recommend for every seasonal shift-

Summer: The uprising heat in the months of summer does not directly cause chips and cracks on the windshield, but it can cause the existing damage to spread.

Precautions-

  • Don’t blast up your AC too high as the temperature difference between the exterior and interior will have a negative impact on the windshield.
  • Also, try keeping your car away from direct sun’s heat.
  • In the case of expanded or chipping windshield, avoid slamming the door as this will put added pressure on the windshield.

Monsoon: This is the season where we witness heavy rainfall. The rain drops on the windshield reduce the visibility, while the continuous usage of windshield wipers may lead to scratches on it.

Precautions –

  • Make sure your interior glass is clean.
  • Avoid driving during hailstorms.
  • Be careful on the bumpy roads, especially if your windshield already has chips and cracks.

Winter: Due to the freezing winter temperature, your windshield may be more susceptible to expand and develop cracks, leading to further breakdown of the entire windshield.

Precautions –

  • Let the windshield warm up slowly instead of turning on the defroster too high.
  • Do not use boiling water to warm up the windshield, as a sudden change in temperature causes the windshield to expand.

Fall: The slight shift to the cooler temperature from the summer heat is a relief. But there are enough hazards that come along with this season, especially for your vehicle’s windshield.

Precautions-

  • Avoid driving in storms as falling branches, nuts, and seeds may land hard on the windshield, causing damage.
  • If there is a chip on your windshield, be proactive to get that repaired instantly.

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These adverse weather conditions tend to reduce the visibility of the driver, while on the road. To overcome these unique challenges the drivers are required to exercise special caution, in order to avoid further windshield mishap.

Our professionals at Windshield Experts have years of experience in providing Glass repair and replacement services (now available at your doorstep).

A small chip or a large crack may disturb your driving experience. We advice not to ignore them and get them repaired at the earliest.

Contact Windshield Experts on their toll-free number-1800-102-6364 or 09818866364.

 

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Different ways to protect your windshield

March 6, 2017

Driving a car is a comfort we all enjoy. While driving miles every day, we encounter different types of weather conditions like strong sunshine, fierce wind, heavy rain and other unforeseen circumstances. In addition to putting our vehicle through extreme weather, we also put them through different types of roads. At times we drive by freeways with high speed, and sometimes intentionally or unintentionally, we carelessly ignore the speed breakers.

The windshield is our first safety cover that protects us from all the external objects coming our way, while on the road. It stays strong and protects the driver and passenger from extreme weather conditions and other debris. Since we cannot control the conditions and circumstances in which we may have to drive, ensuring windshield protection is a must.

Here are some tips to protect the car windshield for a drive that’s safe and secure:

  • Stay Shady – The simplest way to avoid windshield expanding and cracking is to park the vehicle in a shaded area. Direct sunlight will weaken your windshield. And if there is a crack or chip on the windshield already, there are chances of the windshield further shattering.
  • Keep your distance – It is advisable to maintain a safe distance from heavy vehicles while driving. Being aware on the road for these types of vehicles will help avoid rear-end collisions too.
  • Additional pressure – Sudden jolts and pressure to the vehicle can lead to a future windshield mishap. Also, slamming of car doors adds pressure to the minor cracks, allowing them to spread and damage the windshield completely.
  • Use Ammonia-free Cleaners – A clear windshield not only helps with a clear view but also improves the windshield life. Using glass cleaners with ammonia has the tendency to damage the tint of the windshield. Hence, opt for ammonia free cleaners.
  • Windshield wipers wear-tear – During heavy rainfall, we often keep the wipers on which causes a huge amount of friction. This can lead to the glass becoming scratched or even broken. Regular cleaning of the windshield also ensures good windshield wiper condition.

The windshield protects a vehicle from major and unnecessary harm.  Therefore, it is our prime responsibility to take care of it and ensure that it’s maintained well and necessary steps are taken to keep it damage-free.

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Windshield experts are the one-stop solution for all your windshield related problems. We have 75+ service centers in 40+ cities spread across India. Contact us for any assistance in windshield repair or replacement across India.

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Importance of urethane adhesive

February 24, 2017

Windshields have been modified completely to enhance the safety of cars.  It can be difficult to travel from one destination to another with particles coming onto you while driving. But windshields have many more diverse roles than just protecting save from debris and wind. Therefore, windshields are designed with advanced crash dynamics making vehicles safer.

While replacing or installing the windshield one must make sure that the right methods and adhesives are used by the installers. Any minor error in the process could lead to a badly placed glass that will endanger your life.

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Applications of urethane adhesive:

  • Bonding windshields, backlights, quarter glass and other stationary glass
  • Other uses of urethane adhesive includes attaching the hardware to glass and back filling to install reveal mouldings

Benefits of urethane adhesive:

  1. It meets all long-term durability requirements
  2. No heating required – It is ready to use
  3. It is 3 to 50 times stronger than older adhesives
  4. Urethane bonds well with smooth surfaces like glass and rougher surfaces like automotive metals and paints
  5. It is UV, chemical and water resistant
  6. It has a tensile strength in automotive applications
  7. Urethane has a lap shear strength in automotive applications
  8. Urethane is non-conductive – reducing electrical interference

It is important to use the best quality adhesives while getting your windshield replaced. Windshield Experts provide assistance to use good quality windshield adhesives for any replacement or repair.  Contact Windshield Experts on their toll-free number-1800-102-6364 or 09818866364, for any assistance in case of car adhesives.

 

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Advantage of windshield replacement doorstep facility

February 13, 2017

Driving with a cracked windshield can be a huge inconvenience. A cracked windshield affects the appearance of the car and also distorts the driver’s view of the traffic and road. It is essential to attend to cracks on the windshield regardless of how small they might be. And in our modern lifestyle, everybody does not have the time to bring the car into the workshop to have the windshield cracks fixed. In some cases, the damage might be so bad it may not be possible to drive the car anywhere. Ignoring this could cause the crack to deepen or spread, thereby increasing the damage further.

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A damage to the windshield can happen anytime, anywhere. Windshield Experts understands that, and to cater to these emergency situations we bring auto glass replacement facilities to your doorstep. Windshield Experts makes windshield replacements very quick and simple. Whether you are at home or in the office, their technician can come over and take care of any complaints you may have. You just have to call them on their toll-free number 1800-102-6364 or 9818866364. Even if you would require to replace your car’s body glass, they can do it efficiently. If it’s the windshield that’s bothering you and needs replacement, they are there.

They provide fast and easy replacement, and windshield repair and replacement, by combining mobile services, minimal time investment, and low overall costs. The also offer world class services to all its customers. Windshield Experts have 75+ service centers in 40+ cities spread across India. Contact them for any assistance in windshield repair or replacement companies across India.

 

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Genuine products: Glass & Adhesives

January 27, 2017

Windshield is more than just glass, its frame is a structural part of your car as it helps to support the roof to prevent it from collapsing during a rollover. Therefore, the quality of the windshield should not be compromised keeping in mind the safety of the passengers.

 

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Windshield Glass:

A front windshield glass is made from two layers of laminated safety with a plastic layer between the two glasses. The rear and side windows of the car are made from a single layer of safety glass and it is designed in a way that, it has a significant impact. In case of an impact, it completely shatters into small-sized pieces. There are two different types of glasses available for windshield glass- Aftermarket glass and OEM (Original Equipped Manufacturer) glass. OEM glass requires that the dyes be used only for a limited number of times, and is checked carefully for optical distortion. This is the reason why OEM windshield glass are preferred over aftermarket glass.

Windshield adhesive:

Failing to take care of your windshield can cause harm to the occupants within the vehicle and the car interiors. At times, it can even be deadly. Hence, it is important for you to get it fixed from a well-known windshield repair expert. When it comes to choosing them, ensure to go with those who are skilled, have knowledge and make use of the right type of adhesive that can fix any windshield in place.

Take a look at some of the popular types of adhesives that are available in the market:

  • Silicon
  • Polyurethane
  • Butyrl
  • Modified silicon
  • Acrylic

The type of adhesive to be used depends on the type of repair that needs to be done. For instance, if the task is to reset the window into its bracket, the adhesive used is required for a quick setting urethane adhesive.  This adhesive will be able to create a strong bond for your car windshield.

In case you are able to get a professional to look at your car, ensure they use genuine glass and adhesives for your windshield. Windshield Experts is one such professional service, located in more than 40+ cities with 75+ service centers across India. They make sure that the technician completing your installation is listed and certified. Contact Windshield Experts on their toll free number-1800-102-6364 or 09818866364, for any assistance regarding your windshield.

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Cashless insurance facility

January 16, 2017

Cashless treatment was first introduced in the health insurance sector. Today, most insurance companies offer cashless services even in car maintenance, as they have tie-ups with select car care centres. But there is always a question about how a cashless car insurance policy is different from a regular car insurance policy. 123

Advantages of cashless car insurance policy-

 

The person with a cashless car insurance policy can get their car repaired at any of the garages as listed by the car insurance provider without paying a single rupee. The invoice of repairs is sent to the insurance company and the reimbursement is made according to the policy. After thorough verification, the insurance company makes the payment to the garage for repairing your car. It is a fast, easy and hassle free.

To claim a cashless motor insurance policy, follow these steps –

–      If your car is damaged in an accident, make sure that you inform the insurance company about the incident in detail. The format of informing the insurance provider differs from company to company.

–      Secondly, visit the garage for the inspection of your damaged car. Besides handing over your car keys, you must also inform the garage about your insurance policy in order to take things forward in a proper way.

Most insurance companies in India have tie-ups with select garages. However, there are certain parts which are not covered under the cashless policy. You must check which parts are covered and if some parts which are not covered get damaged, then you are liable to pay for their repairs. Windshield Experts extends cashless facility to their policy holders. Contact Windshield Experts on their toll-free number-1800-102-6364, for any assistance in cashless car insurance policy as they have tie-ups with major insurance companies across India.

 

 

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Importance of defogging!

December 23, 2016

In winters we often drive with poor visibility from mist. Drivers in such situations cannot do much just wait and delay his travel. A defogger can act as escape to this problem. Learn to protect your car’s exterior before it can endanger your life and the life of passengers sitting in the car.

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The below mentioned tips, can help you to defog quickly and easily. Use dry cold air from outside the car and hot air from the car’s heating system. The basic recommendations are as follows:

  • As car’s heater act as the primary moisture absorbent, turn it on.
  • Around the same time, flip on the car’s air conditioning to make the air inside the car drier.
  • As you would actually want to have outside air coming into your car while you’re running the heat, it is better to turn the inside air circulation off.
  • Put down your side windows a little bit to bring in even colder, dry outside air.

After this, the ideal method is to apply hot air directly to the windshield. Depending on the temperature and the situation, the condensation is tackled on the windshield with different methods, keeping in mind that the windshield is not cracked in the process. However, the fastest way to defog a windshield is by lowering the inside temperature of the car so that the moisture stops condensing on the glass. In cold weather, turning on the defrost vent without heat or opening the windows of the car is the fastest way to dissipate the fog on the window. It may be the fastest way but sometimes it can be uncomfortable. It’s best reserved for situations wherein you need to see out and you find the window suddenly fogging up.

If you want a professional to look at your car during this time, go with those who are experienced and have the right knowledge. Windshield Experts is one such professional service provider, they are reliable and trusted among many car owners. So if you require any kind of assistance regarding your windshield, contact Windshield Experts on their toll-free number-1800-102-6364.

 

 

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Is your car ready for winters!

December 13, 2016

Cars don’t function properly in cold weather. It is important to get everything done on your car in advance helps ensure that an unexpected cold snap or snowstorm won’t leave you stranded.  In extreme situations your safety depends on being properly prepared for winter weather.  There are a list of precautions in extreme or unseasonable cold for proper functioning of the car.

  • Wiper blades: As we all know, visibility is key form of driving, but winter conditions can limit visibility. Streaks on the windshield can obstruct your vision, especially when you’re driving into the winter sunshine. If your blades are unable to wipe the snow, it’s only going to get worse with the freeze. Winter wipers do a better job of swatting away moisture.
  • Fill your fluids: Washer fluids for winters have a greater concentration of alcohol and less water, so less likely to freeze. Therefore, it is important to fill your antifreeze. Check valve in the washer line to keep fluid in the lines. If the valve is broke, then the fluid goes back into the reservoir and it might suck in snow or ice thru the nozzle into the line.
  • Battery power: It’s tough for the battery to start the engine in winters. Professionals recommend changing the battery every 3 years, depending on how much you drive and how you drive. Always make sure that the cables are not loose. When the engine is off, see if the cables can slip free from the nodes. Save yourself from battery loss by tightening the nut it requires you to get out of the car and take off your gloves. Also, it is important to check for corrosion.
  • Tire pressure: For proper handling it important to have the correct tire pressure. Most people are not aware but a temperature change of just 10 degrees can cause a ten percent reduction and constriction, of air in tires. Check the optimal tire pressure of the car on the label inside the driver’s door frame.

Driving in winters has a number of challenges to the car and the passengers. Cold weather limits the mechanical abilities of the car. Abilities of a driver is also tested in treacherous conditions. If one is not careful, you could slide towards a guard rail, wondering if your affairs are in order. The harsh weather of winter can seriously take its toll on your car’s exterior. Freezing temperatures, ice, snow, and cold winds can all damage your car, so it pays to take precautions. Therefore, learn to protect your car’s exterior before the winter sets in.

 

 

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Disadvantages of a non-genuine glass

November 25, 2016

A windshield is one of the most important parts of a car. They prevent dirt, dust and particles from entering within, while offering a clear view of the road ahead. Moreover, a windscreen also provides strength and structural integrity to the vehicle. If you are looking to replace or invest in a new windshield, choose a car glass manufacturer who offers the best products. Today, you are likely to get a variety of windshields that offer numerous benefits like UV protection, thermal regulation, defogging and much more.

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When it comes to high-quality car glass, there are two different types of glasses available:

  • Aftermarket glass
  • OEM glass

Aftermarket glass manufacturers re-use the dyes, which are used to cut the windshield too many times. Each cut removes some of the dye. The glass ends up being cut too small, and results in cracking or leaks.

On the other hand, OEM glass requires that the dyes be used only for a limited number of times, and is checked carefully for optical distortion. This is the reason why OEM glass costs more than aftermarket glass.

Disadvantages of installation of non-genuine windscreen-

Non-genuine windscreens are made from poor quality raw material. Hence, they compromise safety and are prone to leaks, chips or cracks. The rubber mounted windscreens are more prone to leakage than bonded screens due to the deterioration of the rubber seal. One can fix this by replacing the rubber seal. Leakages from bonded screens are much more difficult to fix, because they are often caused by the bond breaking.

In such cases, the windscreen needs to be removed and re-bonded, removing it can be extremely risky. Moreover, there are higher chances that an undamaged screen may break during removal.

If you are able to get a professional to examine your car, ensure they use genuine glass for your windshield. Windshield Experts is one such professional service provider, located in more than 40 cities with 70+ stores across India. They make sure that the technician completing your installation is listed and certified. Contact Windshield Experts on their toll free number-1800-102-6364, for any assistance regarding your windshield.

 

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Car tips for a road trip

November 11, 2016

Introduction:

Road trips can be fun, relaxing and exhilarating at the same time. They can take you to new places, explore new avenues and a lot more. However, there are times when you are likely to face unforeseen complications.

Hence, it is always a good idea to be prepared for such unexpected situations. Whether you’re on a road trip with your family, friends or solo, your car needs to be up to the mark in every aspect. Imagine what would happen if it wasn’t. In case your car broke down, there are also higher chances of your car windshield getting damaged.page

Take a look at some tips below that will help you on your next road trip:-

Check windshield and wiper blades:

Before hitting the road, it’s good to have a clean and crack-free car windshield. Besides your car windshield, keeping your windshield wiper blades in check are a must. Good wiper blades will ensure smooth functioning of your car windshield without any hassle.

However, in case they are worn out or need to be replaced, ensure to opt for those that fit your car right. If you are looking to buy new blades for your car, make sure to know the make, model and year of the car.

Check coolant and fluid:

Another important thing is to ensure that there’s always enough juice in every domain so that the car functions flawlessly. Also, keep in mind to examine the below-mentioned filters-

  • Antifreeze/coolant
  • Radiator coolant
  • Brake fluid
  • Power steering fluid
  • Transmission fluid
  • Windshield washer fluid
  • Engine oil
  • Gasoline

Safety first:

In case of any emergency, a safety kit should also be in your car. Every safety kit should contain batteries, flashlight, blankets, signal flares, waterproof matches, jumper cables and jack. Besides that, it should also contain a cell phone charger, a quart of oil, a pocket knife, local maps and much more.

If you are able to get a professional to look at your car, go with those who are experienced and have the right knowledge. Windshield Experts is one such professional service provider. Located in more than 40 cities with 70+ stores across India, they are reliable and trusted among many car owners. So if you require any kind of assistance regarding your windshield, contact Windshield Experts on their toll-free number-1800-102-6364.