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.
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.
The windshield is one of the most overlooked surface on most cars. At best, you wash it when you wash the car and spray it with a few shots of glass cleaner when you can no longer see through the haze. Did you ever think of polishing your glass?
Normal driving will coat your windshield with a variety of contaminants that normal glass cleaners cannot remove. Plus, your windshield has the greatest vertical forward exposure, which means it gets pelted with road stones and other debris. It’s a wonder that windshields hold up as well as they do.
Automotive glass polishes that remove minor water spots and road contamination have been around for quite a while (although they are not always easy to find). It’s simple to do. Just rub the polish in thoroughly with a foam applicator, and buff dry with a microfiber towel.
Be aware that a glass polish cannot fix glass damage from road stones and severe water spot etching. If your glass is badly pitted or etched, it may need to be replaced.
The staff of B&D Glass wish everyone the very best during the Holiday Season!