How long can I drive with a windshield crack?
The best choice is to fix it right away. Even a small rock chip in your auto glass can start to grow as you keep on driving. Worse, if debris, heavy rain or anything else hits a crack in your windshield, it could break wide open.
How severe is the crack in your windshield?
A minor chip is not a major risk. You could probably drive for hundreds of miles without a problem. However, a large crack like a spider web must be fixed right away.
Where is the crack in your windshield?
Cracks and chips on the driver’s side should be fixed right away. A hard bump, or other factors can make a small crack much worse very quickly – and could potentially obscure a driver’s view of the road.
Repairing a cracked windshield: Sooner is better.
The longer you put it off, the more it will cost you in the long run. Getting a small crack fixed will cost far less than a full windshield replacement down the road.
Call B&D Glass at 604-255-6383 and get your glass repaired properly.
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.
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.
Your Mini was built with precision and durability in mind. And winter rallies around the world have proven it so. Handling, balance and performance is what makes rally drivers give a big shout out to the folks at Mini and BMW.
Anyone who has participated in a rally knows how grueling it can be on both car and driver. But most of us rely on our Minis for more gentler activities –like going to work, shopping or taking the family for a tour down a scenic, winding country road.
Either way, your Mini is more than just a giant slayer. It’s your friend.
B&D Glass Ltd has repaired and replaced Mini glass using strict best practices as outlined by Mini’s factory specification manual. We’re the Authorized Mini Repair Centre in Vancouver, and that’s important to us. And it should be important to you too.
Call B&D Glass at 604 255 6383 for all your Mini glass repair or replacement needs. Your friend will appreciate it!
BMW Glass and Windshield Repair.
Remedy glass damage quickly and professionally.
Your BMW is your baby, so only trust repairs by certified BMW specialists like B & D Auto Glass Repair.
Chips on the windshields are common and can lead to larger cracks which may become hazardous to driver and passengers.
If a repair is not possible, a new high-quality original BMW Windshield will be fitted. State-of-the-art technology and specially developed materials guarantee you optimum results and maximum safety. This means that you not only retain a clear view, but you’ll have peace of mind knowing the job was done right.
Contact the BMW Authorized technicians at B & D Auto Glass Repairs at 604-255-6383 for expert attention.
Over time, some windshields have a tendency to become cloudy. A new windshield replacement may be needed if the glass exhibits severe cloudiness. We’re located in Vancouver, and a B&D Auto Glass Ltd. repair specialists can come direct to you or your place of work and replace your windshield on the spot. Call us at 604 255 6383.
Keep your windshield leaf free to avoid wet leaves getting stuck under the windshield wiper blades.
Keep your windshield clean and streak free to ensure optimum visibility. Try to use products free of ammonia. Water spots can be prevented by drying off the windshield after driving in rainy weather.
Replace your windshield wiper blades if they show any signs of wear.
Always keep a pair of sunglasses in your vehicle. Fall sunrises and sunsets can be very brilliant. The bright sun often creates a large amount of glare, making it difficult to see other vehicles, the roadway or the road’s shoulder. Wearing sunglasses during these times reduces the danger.
WE’VE COME A LONG WAY
The car windshield debuted in 1904. Constructed out of plate glass, it was flat and could be folded horizontally. Oldsmobile made automotive history in 1915 by including windshields as a standard feature.
Laminated glass was the next major development. French inventor Edouard Benedictus noticed in 1903 that the compound cellulose nitrate kept his beaker from shattering when it fell. By inserting a cellulose layer between two pieces of plate glass, he forged a much harder-to-break glass.
Auto glass improvements came at a rapid clip throughout the 1920s and 1930s. A special urethane started fastening windshields to frames more effectively. The Lincoln Motor Company began supplying police vehicles with bulletproof glass. And in 1934, Chrysler sold the first car with a curved windshield comprised of just one piece of glass.
Auto glass improvements since that time have included greater ranges of windshield visibility and a film that reduces infrared ray penetration.
THE FUTURE LOOKS BRIGHT
In the future this type of glass will be laminated, which will make car rides quieter. In addition, recycled glass will become more common in vehicles, and self-cleaning windshields could be popular options as well.
Most exciting, sensors and other digital technologies like those used in modern fighter jets, will display driving directions and other pieces of information. Several auto manufacturers are already working on a smart windshield prototypes.
Since Auto glass will never fully take care of itself, car owners will need experts to repair and replace windshields. Call the fast, friendly and knowledgeable glass technicians at Vancouver’s B & D Glass Ltd at 604-255-6383 –to get the job done right.
Tinted car windows not only provide your vehicle with a sleek look and an added layer of privacy, tinted windows can also help defer harmful UV rays, keep your dashboard from fading and keep you cooler –while your car looks hotter than ever.
Tinted glass also reduces dangerous glare, making your driving experience a safer one.
Factory tinted windows are darkened using an electrical process called “deep dipping” and remain that way permanently –which is completely different from the “after market” tinting processes which uses a variety of plastic film and is never permanent.
Incorrect auto window tinting has the potential of affecting cell phone and blue tooth performance, visibility as well as sun and glare protection –a fine balancing act which auto engineers consider very seriously.
When repairing your tinted auto glass, insist on factory authorized glass replacement, no matter what your make and model might be. And enjoy the ride!
B&D Glass Ltd –your authorized BMW & Mini auto body and glass repair centre.
Auto Glass Repair “To Go”
One day your windshield is fine, and then the next day it has a small crack that’s expanding quickly. One of the easiest ways to address the problem is to call a reputable repair company that offers mobile windshield repair. This is the best option because it’s the most convenient way to repair your windshield today. Instead of having to take time out of your busy day to visit the repair shop, you can have the repair shop come to you.
A technician can meet you whenever and wherever –it’s the most convenient way to repair your windshield. Get it fixed before matters get worse and the repair becomes much more expensive.
Call a qualified technician to visit your office and repair your windshield. The repair company can complete the mobile repair services right in the parking lot of your office, and you can go about your day without being inconvenienced. This will make your life a lot easier. If you are pressed for time, mobile windshield repair services at B&D Glass Ltd can be a wise choice. Don’t hesitate to call B&D Glass Ltd at 604-255-6383 and find out why we’re No. 1 in Mobile Auto Glass repair.
Selecting a company that maintains best practices
It is often worthwhile to check on the procedures used by a particular company before making a final selection for your windshield repair. Some of the most important elements in proper windshield replacement include the following:
• The use of the right types of sealants and the removal of nearly all the old sealant prior to installation is essential to ensure a complete and durable bond.
• Technicians should wear gloves to prevent grease and oil from reducing the effectiveness of the bonding process between glass and your vehicle.
• The windshield glass and the surface to which it will adhere must be cleaned completely and allowed to dry prior to the start of installation.
• No gaps should be present between the molding and the glass, and the windshield should be even with the body of the car or truck.
• The windshield should be centered perfectly on the front of the vehicle.
A company that maintains best practices in its auto glass installation procedures is what I.C.B.C. looks for before they authorize the use of their logo –and you should too.
For more information about auto glass repair call 604 255 6383