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Car Windshield Transformations

  Here are some of the windshield transformations that we have done for customers. We have also fixed rearview mirrors, side mirrors, back of the car/truck windshields, and dashboard mirrors. Below are some window repairs that we did for our clients:    

Here is one that we did for someone who had tint damage on their window.

   

Finally, here is one back window that we replaced in under an hour.

Why You Should Change Your Cracked Glass in the Summer

  Over here at Pro Auto Glass, we know the frustrations that come with Summer. Hotter weather, more traveling and looking to stay cool is what is on the majority of our minds. With the warmer weather vastly approaching us, here are some reasons why you should never drive with a crack in your windshield during the summer!   Hot Weather Will Make It Worse   The way a crack spreads on a windshield, depends on the temperature of the glass. Depending on how hot or cold class is, the stress will worsen on a glass if it is hotter or colder than normal room temperature. This stress on the glass makes it more susceptible to breaks when driving. Temperature weakens the glass, thus it making your windshield more open for cracks to happen. With the heat of Arizona in the summer, a small crack can also easily spread to wider areas in your windshield. Leaving it out in the sun for too long can definitely do the damage.   Traveling More Often Can Cause More Damage   As summer quickly approaches and with the unbearable heat staring down at us, we may decide to travel more and take more vacations. Taking more vacations means more traveling and because you are using your vehicle more, windshield cracks are at a higher probability of happening. Whether you are traveling from city to city, or state to state, you are using your vehicle and mileage more, which puts your car/truck more at risk.    

What Can Cause Your Windshield to Crack

  One day you’re driving, a rock kicks up and comes flying through the air, hits your windshield and a crack shows up on your glass. Life happens and sometimes when driving you may get a cracked windshield; it may not even be your fault but it happens. Maybe you were minding your own business, not driving fast and not driving close to the car in front of you. Regardless of the reason, these things happen and now you have a cracked windshield that needs replacing. We can help you! Although it may be a small, that crack can spread and over time it may get worse, especially with warmer temperature that is inevitable in Arizona. Here are some ways that your windshield can crack on your vehicle.   Temperature   Sometimes when it is abnormally hot or cold outside, your windshield can be weakened and because of this your vehicle can easily crack or break if there is any impact done to it. Also, there is stress that can be done to your windshield if your car or truck is left in the sun for too long. The suns rays can not only weaken your glass, but also cause tint to damage and unravel. So be careful and watch out during both the summer and winter with your vehicle, and DO NOT leave it in the sun for too long.   The Faster and Closer You Are to A Vehicle the More Prone to Damage   Just like the laws of physics, driving faster or closer can put your vehicle at more risk to rocks and other debris hitting your windshield. When driving, it is EXTREMELY crucial that you do not drive too close to another vehicle (because of obvious reasons) and/or drive too fast while on the freeway. Not only is driving faster and closer to other vehicles a safety hazard, but this will leave your vehicle more at risk to getting windshield damage. Driving faster means that objects may kick up from other cars, and if you are driving faster than usual then those objects may cause heavier impact, thus causing more damage. Driving closer to any vehicles can also have the same effect, as driving closer will leave your vehicle more at risk for objects hitting your car/truck that tires may kick up on the road.