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Steps You Can Take to Protect Your Auto Glass and Windshield From Damage

Last updated 7 years ago

There’s nothing more frustrating than coming out to your car only to find it has been damaged, especially if the windows are broken or the windshield is cracked. Here are some preventative measures you can take to protect your auto glass and windshield from harm: 

Park in the Shade

Parking your car in the shade will protect it from sun damage, as it will keep the windows from heating up as much as they would in direct sunlight. During the summer months, extreme heat can crack windshields and auto glass, necessitating repairs. 

Protect Your Car from Theft

If you ensure that belongings kept in your vehicle are out of sight, then a thief is less likely to break into your car through its windows. In addition, having your Vehicle Identification Number etched onto the windows protects your car from thieves, as cars with the VIN permanently attached are useless on the black market. 

Tint Your Windows

Take a step further than parking in the shade—have your windows tinted. Not only does it protect both the windows and the car’s upholstery from sun damage, but it also decreases the ability of outsiders to see the interior of your car, deterring theft. 

Monitor the Condition of Your Windows

Always check your windshield and other auto glass to determine whether it needs repair or replacement. Keep an eye on the weather, regularly clean your windows, and repair small cracks and dings before any damage worsens. 

Here at Glass on the Move, we want to help you care for your auto glass to the best of your ability. If you have any windshield repair or replacement needs, then call us today at (510) 338-4791 for more information.



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