Windshield & Wiper Blade Care

cracked20windshieldThere’s nothing more annoying than riding along in your vehicle listening to the Top Hits on the radio station and all of a sudden you hear a loud ping, caused by a rock hitting your windshield. Moments later you notice a crack forming. Or there’s nothing more aggravating than walking to your vehicle, after sitting outside and enjoying a baseball game,  and  notice  that one of the foul balls that was hit landed through your rear window and onto your backseat. Now, all you are thinking about is how you are going to replace it, where are you going to replace it, or when you’re going to find the time to replace it. Well guess what, we are here to help!

Call us to put in an auto glass claim and we will look into your auto policy to make sure you have comprehensive coverage. We can then recommend an auto glass repair or replacement company. We can often set up an online claim and the company will contact you within 15-20 minutes.  Many of the companies will go directly to your house – you won’t have to go anywhere!

Wiper Blade Care: If you just had your windshield replaced it would be a good idea to replace your wipers as soon as possible. Glass particles and chips from the old windshield may be embedded in the blades and produce scratches onto your brand new windshield. 

Windshield wipers should be replaced at least once a year or when they start to skip, squeak, or cause streaks. There are a couple ways to extend the life of your windshield wipers. One solution is to manually clean the wipers with a damp towel to get rid of any dirt or debris they may have collected. Another solution is to wash your windshield every time you stop to get gas – it’s easily accessible and takes just a few seconds!

Windshield Care: During sunny days the sun can cause a blinding glare on your windshield, making it difficult to see and can cause sun-blind accidents. To prevent this from occurring, make sure you clean the inside of your windshield as often as possible. One of the best ways to do this is by using a lint free rag and watered down window cleaner to wipe away all of the streaks and marks.

Also, if you are constantly using your windshield washer fluid, make sure it’s being replaced before it’s completely empty.  During the winter it is very tempting to get out of the car and throw snow on the windshield when your fluid container is completely sucked dry. Although the temptation is there, do not do it! The ice particles, rocks, and dirt that are collected in the snow will scratch up the windshield. Avoid this from occurring by keeping an eye on the fluid levels or always keep an extra gallon in the trunk!

October 23rd, 2013 by Quincy Insurance Agency LLC