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    "I cannot say enough about Glass on the Move."

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    • I cannot say enough about Glass on the Move. My vehicle window was smashed in a local hospital parking garage. Being new to the area I contacted another company, from television, and they weren't going to be able to replace the glass for 3 days, and they wanted me to drive to their office, even though they offer mobile service in their... More

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    Roof Crush: Just One More Reason to Ensure Your Windshield Is Installed Properly

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Your windshield keeps dirt, insects, dust, and debris from flying into your eyes while driving. It helps you stay warm during the winter, cool during the summer, and can even help protect you from harmful UV radiation. As if that weren’t enough, your windshield acts as a safety feature that keeps your roof from caving in during an accident. If you’re not yet convinced that an auto glass repair is beneficial, consider the following.

    • Rollover Accidents: According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, rollover accidents are more likely to cause fatalities than any other type of automobile accident. The majority of rollover accident deaths happen when a driver neglects to wear his or her safety belt. However, another large contributing factor is when a vehicle’s roof caves in and crushes the driver to death.
    • Crushed Roof: Often times, when a vehicle’s roof is crushed in a rollover accident, it’s a direct result of a cracked or broken windshield. Your car’s windshield serves many safety functions, from preventing debris from flying into the car to preventing drivers from sudden ejection. What many drivers don’t realize is that their windshield is also an immensely important structural support to the roof of their car. In fact, your vehicle’s windshield can account for in excess of sixty percent roof-crush-protection.
    • Prevention: There are two simple and pivotal measures all drivers can take to significantly reduce the likelihood of death or serious injury in a rollover accident. First, always wear your seatbelt while driving to prevent ejection from the car. Second, make sure your windshield is in top-notch condition, capable of supporting the roof of your car from being crushed in a rollover accident. Taking this simple maintenance measure may wind up saving your life.

    Protect yourself from a potential deadly situation by having your windshield repaired by the experts at Glass on the Move. Call us today at (510) 338-4791 to find out why we’ve been named Oakland’s best auto glass replacement company two years running. 

    Troubleshooting a Faulty Windshield Wiper Motor

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Driving in the rain with malfunctioning windshield wipers is not only dangerous for you, but also for any other drivers out on the road. If your windshield wipers aren’t functioning properly, it may be the result of a faulty motor.

    In testing a windshield wiper motor, you will need to first test that your motor is getting voltage. Find out how to carry out this task and how to troubleshoot all of your faulty windshield wiper motor problems by watching this video.

    Stay safe on the road by making sure your windshield is in top-notch condition. The experts at Glass on the Move can use proven techniques to make your broken windshield as good as new. To find out more, the number to call is (510) 338-4791.

    Mass Delusions: A Look Back at the Seattle Windshield Pitting Epidemic of 1954

    Last updated 1 year ago

    The frenzy that would soon become known as the Seattle Windshield Pitting Epidemic of 1954 began innocently enough in the town of Bellingham. A series of tiny pit-sized windshield holes began appearing in vehicles, and soon enough, a mass hysteria broke out. With theories ranging from absurd to inconceivable, this strange phenomenon would ultimately be defined as nothing but delusion.

    • Beginnings: The first pit-sized windshield holes came about in Bellingham, Washington, in March of 1954. Upon inspecting these tiny holes, Bellingham police arrived at the conclusion that vandals must have been up to no good with BB guns. A safe enough explanation, it would suffice for the moment. Yet, these mysterious vandals would begin to attack dozens of miles to the south, making the situation especially peculiar.
    • Senseless in Seattle: Eventually, the news would reach Seattle, and on April 14th, what had been happening up north became front page news. Later that same evening, a handful of cars endured damage. By the morning after, the damage become so widespread that it would be considered an epidemic.
    • Theories Abound: Pandemonium ensued and absurd and implausible theories began popping up. Some believed cosmic rays were bombarding the earth, while others blamed gremlins. Some groups believed the Navy’s watt radio transmitter was responsible for converting electronic oscillations to damage the glass, while others insisted glass had been bubbling before their eyes.
    • And It Stopped: After nearly 3,000 windshields had endured damage, Seattle police crime laboratory sergeant Max Allison famously declared that the pitting was “five percent hoodlum-ism and ninety-five percent hysteria.” Two days later, on April 17th, the pitting ceased.

    Six decades later, odds are your windshield won’t encounter pitting as part of a mass delusion. However, if it is damaged for any reason, you can bring it to the professionals at Glass on the Move for a repair or replacement. To find out more information about our services, give us a call today at (510) 338-4791.

    Expand Your Auto Glass Knowledge With The Help Of These Great Links

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Windshields offer much more than protection from wind and rocks—they’re also a vital part of motor safety. The moment you notice a crack or chip in your windshield, it’s important that you get it repaired right away. Check out these great links for more information:

    • Sustained exposure to ultraviolet light can lead to skin cancer. Learn more about skin cancer at this page from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
    • Would you like to learn more about after-market window tinting? Take a look at the second question down at this FAQ page from the California Highway Patrol.
    • The California Bureau of Automotive Repair helps consumers find reputable auto repair shops. Learn more about the BAR at their official website.  
    • Urethane is a popular and effective windshield adhesive. Learn more about it at this page from Adhesives.org.

    Call  Glass on the Move at (510) 338-4791 for additional information regarding our services.out it at this page from Adhesives.org.

     

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