13 Dec Winter Auto Glass Tips
Luckily, winters in San Antonio are typically not too extreme in comparison to some of our northern neighbors. Shoot, even Dallas sees more consistent snow and freezing temperatures than we do here in San Antonio and the Hill Country. That being said, we do get occasional bad weather, and even occasional temperature swings can be tough on your auto glass. To try and help, here are some great winter auto glass maintenance tips to keep your glass in great shape as we move toward colder weather.
Get Your Windshield Inspected
A quick inspection from one of our certified technicians can make a difference in how well your windshield holds up in the slightly bipolar San Antonio winter. We can check for pits, cracks, weak windshield installation, and other possible issues that could compromise your safety over the next few months. If we need to repair or replace your windshield, then we’ll let you know.
Avoid ‘Shocking’ Your Windshield
Although glass can withstand significant impact from ice or flying debris on the icy highways, it may not hold up well under sudden temperature changes. ‘Shocking your glass’ can cause it to crack, pit, or, in some cases, shatter. In the irregular, but still entirely possible scenario that your windows are iced over, you can use regular tap water to melt the ice instead of boiling water off the stove. Yes, hot water will speed up the melting processing, but it could shock your windshield and cause damage.
Replace Damaged Auto Glass
Freezing temperatures have a way of weakening the glass on your car. If your windows are cracked or damaged, we can replace them before the sub-freezing temperatures arrive. A broken windshield is a safety issue that can affect everyone riding in your car. If you’re on a tight budget, check out our already great rates, then check with your insurance company to see if they will cover a glass replacement at no cost to you. Most companies will not raise your insurance rates to fix the windshield.
Keep the Glass Clean Around the Car
Windshield wipers have to work twice as hard to clean a dirty windshield. We recommend that you keep your windshield clean throughout the season. A dirt-free surface will keep your wipers in excellent condition and your windshield clear. If you have a stubborn stain that you can’t get off the window, then bring it to our service center. We can remove the stain for you. We can also replace your windshield wipers if they are worn out.
When Winter Strikes, Trust RNR Auto Glass to Be There for You
RNR Auto Glass has developed a reputation for being one of the best, most affordable, and highest-rated auto glass companies in all of San Antonio, the Hill Country and South Texas. Whether you visit us at our service center or we have to come to you, we provide windshield repair and replacement for all types of vehicles. Call us at 210-340-2588 for a free estimate on any auto glass service that we offer, or use our contact form to get a free quote.