Every Bit Helps
Throughout 2017, B & D Auto Body and Glass and HALCO Glass will be giving away a thermos bottle to all customers for a charitable donation. The donation can be of any amount of your choosing, and in exchange you will be receiving either a matte black or glossy white thermos bottle.
All charitable donations will go towards the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation to help support BC Children’s Hospital, Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children and the Child & Family Research Institute.
Your generosity allows us to improve the lives of tens of thousands of children and their families each year.
A Heads Up To Motorists
The recent drop in temperatures around Vancouver could cause your car windshield to crack. Glass expands and contracts due to temperature so it is important to avoid sudden temperature changes.
Never use boiling water to defrost your windshield. Instead, turn on the defroster and let the windshield warm up slowly. However, be careful not to set the defroster too high. Let the windshield warm up gradually so the glass isn’t shocked by cold temperatures outside and warm temperatures inside, which can also lead to cracking or developing larger cracks from ones that already exist.
These are all reasons why windshield repair is very important before, or during freezing weather.
The staff of B&D Glass wish everyone the very best during the Holiday Season!
Reasons to repair
Repairing a damaged windshield makes sense for a lot of reasons. Repairs save money by preventing the need for costly replacement, and in many cases, take only a few minutes.
Repairs to cracks and chips are also safe, as the glass is never removed so the original factory seal is maintained. With the rising price of modern automotive windshields and the high rate of faulty installations, repairing a chip or crack is a very economical and convenient alternative to replacing.
It’s important for those owning premium vehicles like BMW’s, Lexus and Minis etc, that they visit a Factory Authorized glass repair centre that specializes in high-end windshield repair and/or replacement.
Getting a free quote means that you will know the cost estimate up front and the free quotation session allows one to ask any additional questions. Also, getting a quote allows one to plan and submit any necessary insurance claims.
Getting ahead of ol’ man winter
Weather stripping can dry easily throughout the hot summer months, leading to cracking and breaking. This may not seem like a big deal, but cracked and damaged weather stripping can mean overall window or windshield integrity is compromised.
Weather stripping can prevent a window from wobbling or tapping against the installation surface. When it’s gone, a window stands a fair chance of cracking or breaking if any significant wind resistance forces it to shift.
Taking the time to perform basic window care and maintenance now can save you on headaches, accidents and money over the upcoming fall and winter seasons.
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Kids heading back to school
With children and youth returning to school in the coming weeks, B&D Glass Ltd would like to remind drivers to be extra cautious on the roads during this busy time of year.
7 Driving Tips to Keep Kids Safe
- Reduce your speed. Be more careful in residential areas where children are present. Respect speed limits in school zones and playground zones.
- Stop for school buses displaying the flashing red lights and the extended stop arm. In most cases, traffic in both directions must stop for school buses. Do not continue on until the flashing lights stop.
- Obey crossing guards.
- Never overtake other vehicles within a school zone or within a half block of any crosswalk.
- Give cyclists a wide berth (a minimum clearance of one metre is the rule in some jurisdictions).
- Shoulder check before opening your vehicle door.
- Leave extra time to reach your destination.
Auto glass maintenance 101
Keeping auto glass in its ideal state during the warm months of summer driving can present challenges and issues to any vacationer or long distance traveler.
Keeping glass free of dirt and debris when you’re heading down the road is an important part of car glass care. Not only can excessive dirt and debris lead to distraction and unsafe driving –enough dirt, particularly abrasive dirt, dust and sand can eventually cause lasting auto glass damage.
Keeping windshield clean and free of debris is an important step for car glass care that is relatively easy and straightforward. Remember to wipe down all your windows whenever you refuel.
B&D Glass wishes everyone a safe and happy August summer!
According to the CANADA SAFETY COUNCIL, more fatalities occur on Canadian roads during the summer months than at any other time of year, including the winter holiday season –and that 85 per cent of collisions are preventable.
Canadians often travel long distances when they go on vacation. This creates a temptation to keep driving for extended periods even when tired. On top of this, routes can be quite monotonous, another factor that can make a driver sleepy. Get a good sleep before leaving on a long trip. Fatigue is a form of impairment; so don’t give in to that temptation to push on. If you started early, stop early.
Rest stops are important. A break keeps the driver alert by promoting blood circulation, makes the trip more pleasant for passengers and lets the vehicle cool down.
B&D Glass Repair Ltd wishes you and your family a memorable and safe trip this summer.
B&D Glass would like to share 5 tips for driving around cyclists.
Like it or not, bicyclists are here to stay. So it’s up to drivers to stay patient and courteous to help protect bicyclists.
- Do not text and drive
- Be sure to look for bikes before you pass or make any turns
- Pay attention to the bicyclist’s hand signals
- Watch when you’re opening your door
- Acknowledge bicyclists with eye contact or a wave
Be careful and courteous. After all, isn’t that what you’d want from motorists when you’re out riding your bike?
Remedy glass damage quickly and efficiently.
Damage to the glass of the windshield is not only annoying but, in certain circumstances, may be hazardous too. A small site of chip damage can quickly develop into a crack that makes it necessary to replace the entire windshield.
Specially trained and Authorized BMW & Mini service experts at B&D Glass Repair closely examine each site of glass damage and, if possible, eliminate it quickly and reliably to the customary BMW & Mini “best practices” guidelines.
If a repair is not possible, a new high-quality Original BMW or Mini windshield will be fitted. State-of-the-art technology and specially developed materials guarantee you optimum results with maximum safety.
This means that you not only retain a clear view, but you can rest assured that your auto glass repair or replacement was made with traditional BMW & Mini precision standards by the fully-qualified technicians at B&D Glass Repair.
Call B&D GLASS Ltd in Vancouver at 604 255 6383.