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    Never Get Caught Off Guard by a Damaging Storm Again with this Weather Tracking App

    Last updated 5 years ago

    When you live in a place like the Bay Area, large storms are a common occurrence and can wreak havoc on your car.  Being caught unprepared in a serious storm can cause serious damage to your car, so be sure to take a look at this free app for Android phones.

    The WeatherBug app for Android devices places real-time weather forecasts at your fingertips.  Browse weekly or hourly forecasts to stay one step ahead, track severe weather alerts to avoid problematic areas, and get a good look at the bigger picture with an interactive map with Doppler radar.

    Unfortunately, it isn’t always possible to avoid troublesome weather.  Repair your windshield from the damaging effects of hail and blowing debris with our professionals here at Glass on the Move. Call (510) 338-4791 or visit us online today to learn more about our auto glass repair and replacement services.

    Have You Enjoyed Our Blog Posts? Visit These Great Automotive Glass Replacement and Repair Resources

    Last updated 5 years ago

    Any damage to your windshield can pose a nuisance at best and a significant driving and safety hazard at worst. However, professional car glass repair is fast, simple, and affordable with Glass on the Move. To learn more about our recent blog topics, visit these helpful links below:

    • If you’ve been considering tinting your car windows to reduce glare, then be sure to first check out this section of California road law prohibiting common driving obstructions.
    • For more questions about California road law, take a look at this FAQ on driving restrictions for tinting and other issues from the California Highway Patrol website.
    • The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration also has regulations concerning glazing and window construction requirements. Avoid getting pulled over for a damaged windshield by keeping your auto glass in spotless condition.
    • Have you ever had a small window crack that simply kept on growing? Find out why windshield cracks grow over time in this article from the Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

    Glass on the Move is a professional automotive glass repair and replacement service that has been servicing the Bay Area since 1979. We provide mobile service to business fleets as well as private customers, and all of our work is backed by a lifetime guarantee. Call (510) 338-4791 today to receive an auto glass repair quote.

    Advantages of Leaving All Your Fleet's Auto Glass Needs to the Pros at Glass on the Move

    Last updated 5 years ago

    Business fleets are typically on the road much more often than normal vehicles, which means that they are more susceptible to windshield damages. Both federal and state legislation have restrictions concerning driving obstructions, and even a single downed vehicle can pose a significant problem. Below are just a few of the reasons to use Glass on the Move as your business’s personal windshield repair and replacement service:

    • Guaranteed Work
      Nobody wants to worry about inferior repair services, especially when it comes to something as crucial as auto glass. All of our work is backed with a lifetime warranty, and our products are guaranteed to meet D.O.T. approval and OEM certifications. Whether you’re in need of simple repairs, a full windshield replacement, or even custom glass parts for heavy equipment, our team of specialists will ensure that your equipment and your employees remain safe.
    • Prompt Service
      We offer same-day service to Alameda and Contra Costa counties for standard glass parts. Our team will travel to your site free of charge, perform the necessary auto glass repairs or replacements, and then bill it directly to your fleet provider, insurance carrier, or business account. Keeping your business fleet in spotless condition is quick, simple, and cost-effective with Glass on the Move.
    • Experience
      We began business in 1979 and have since built up our reputation as the premier auto glass repair and replacement company in the Bay Area. We are a BBB-accredited institution with an A+ rating, and we have received numerous awards for our commitment to customer service.

    Glass on the Move is an award-winning auto glass repair and replacement facility based out of Oakland, CA. We offer standard auto glass repair and replacement services, as well as custom glass fabrication for heavy equipment vehicles. Call (510) 338-4791 today or contact us online to receive an auto glass repair quote.

    Taking a Glance into the Future of Windshields

    Last updated 5 years ago

    Drivers are always looking through the windshield when they get behind the wheel—but wouldn’t it be nice if a windshield provided more than just protection? This video demonstration provides a peek at what may be in store in the future of automotive windshield design.

    This virtual depiction of auto glass technology incorporates virtual sensors to track potential road hazards and provide directions. With all vital information located directly on the windshield, drivers can acknowledge their surroundings without taking their eyes off of the road. 

    While this kind of auto glass is not yet available, it is still important to protect your existing windshield from damage. Our specialists here at Glass on the Move have provided superior windshield repair and replacement services to the entire Bay Area since 1979. Call (510) 338-4791 or visit us online to learn about our windshield repair specials today.

    Your Guide to Car Window Tint and the Law in California

    Last updated 5 years ago

    Tinting your windows can provide your car with more privacy, block harmful UV rays, lower its interior temperature, and reduce glare from headlights, not to mention its sleek and stylish appearance. However, window tinting significantly reduces visibility into the car, which can impede the efforts of law enforcement officials. As a result, window tinting is subject to various restrictions under California law. Before installing new auto glass in your car, be aware of car window tint restrictions in California with this brief overview:

    • Windshield
      According to VC Section 26708 from the California Department of Motor Vehicles, windshield tinting is only permitted on its topmost border (usually four inches, though this may vary between specific makes and models). This portion is known as the visor, and it is the only tinting allowed on the windshield.  The visor cannot be red or amber in color, nor can it reflect incoming light into the eyes of the occupants.
    • Front Windows
      Tinting is also prohibited on front windows, though state legislation does allow the installation of a colorless, transparent coating for the purpose of reducing glare and harmful UV rays. This material must fall within accepted visible light transmission standards as established by VC Section 26708—that is, it must allow at least 70 percent light transmittance after installation on the window.
    • Back and Rear Windows
      Although there is no restriction on tint opacity for back and rear windows, the tinting cannot increase window reflectivity.  The tinting also cannot be colored red, blue, or amber. Over time, extended exposure to the sun may result in bubbling and tearing, after which it is legally required to be removed or replaced.

    Our specialists here at Glass on the Move have more than 33 years of experience in car window installation and repair in the Bay Area, and we can help you maintain your car’s appearance quickly, easily, and affordably. Our auto glass is D.O.T.-approved and all workmanship by our certified auto glass installers comes with a lifetime warranty. Call (510) 338-4791 today to receive a quote.

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