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    What Causes the Inside of Windshields to Fog Up?

    Last updated 2 years ago

    Safe drivers form the habit of checking the visibility of their windshield before pulling out of the driveway. From dirt to bugs, a number of factors can contribute to low visibility through your windshield. One extremely common and especially frustrating example is when the inside of your windshield fogs up. If you’ve ever wondered what might be to blame when this happens, read on.

    • Moisture: People often rack their brain thinking of complex solutions to relatively simple problems. The process of deciphering the source of moisture on the inside of a windshield can qualify in many cases. Almost without fail, the air inside of a car will be warmer than the air outside. Because the air inside is humid, it will naturally consist of more moisture. This moisture builds up and ultimately fogs up the inside of your windshield.
    • Dirty Windshield: The cleanliness of your windshield can have a major impact on the amount of moisture trapped inside. When moisture meets a dirty windshield, your humidity problem will only compound itself. Without cleaning your windshield on a regular basis, the moisture already present inside of your vehicle will begin to condense and reduce your visibility by fogging up.
    • Dirty Filters: Cabin filters are designed to ensure that your interior air quality is up to snuff. When your filter becomes filled with dust, your defroster will become far less effective. A less-effective defroster makes for an increasingly humid car. In turn, when your car lacks proper ventilation, you will suffer from both poor air quality and excess fog on the inside of your windshield.

    If your windshield is need of repair or replacement, contact the experts at Glass on the Move. With over three decades serving Oakland, Hayward, and Berkeley, and with two consecutive years as Oakland’s auto glass replacement award winner, we are confident we can offer you unparalleled service. To find out more information about our auto glass repair and replacement services, call us today at (510) 338-4791. 

    Augmented Reality and the Future of Windshields

    Last updated 2 years ago

    Your windshield keeps debris from disrupting your vision, prevents you from being ejected from the car in a sudden stop, and even keeps your roof from crumbling during a rollover. With all of these wonderful safety measures already covered, General Motors began to think about what they could do to make the windshield even more effective and useful. What they came up with is called the Augmented Reality Windshield. Check out this intriguing video to find out more about GM’s impressive new windshield technology.

    If your windshield suffers from any sort of damage, visit Glass on the Move. With two consecutive Best of Oakland awards and thirty-three years of quality service to our name, we’re confident we can assist you in all of your windshield repair needs. Call one of our friendly representatives today at (510) 338-4791 if you’re interested in learning more about our quality services.

     

    How to Remove Stubborn Rain Spots from Your Windshield

    Last updated 2 years ago

    Any time your windshield is covered with stubborn rain spots, your visibility is reduced and your safety is jeopardized. Depending on the severity of water spots on your windshield, you may face anything ranging from a mild annoyance to entirely unsafe driving conditions. Removing these stubborn rain spots may seem like a frustrating and time-consuming task, but it’s quite the opposite when you follow these simple steps.

    • Wet and Soak: The first step in removing difficult rain spots from your windshield is simply to wet it using warm water. Let the warm water soak for upwards of five minutes in order to ensure that all deposits on the glass soften prior to cleaning. You can use a towel or washcloth with warm water to make this step easier.
    • Clean: There are two common and preferred options for cleaning your windshield. One common choice is vinegar and water. Use two parts water and one part vinegar to harmlessly dissolve any windshield deposits. The other option is to clean it using a detergent with ammonia. Use a towel or washcloth for cleaning and utilize a circular motion similar to how you would clean other exterior parts of your car.
    • Rinse and Repel: After you’ve gone about cleaning the dirt and smudges off of your windshield, rinse it with warm water. Pick up a dry towel and use it to dry off any wet spots remaining on the windshield in preparation for applying a repelling product. Once you’ve successfully removed the stubborn rain spots that had been ailing your windshield, apply a repellant to reduce the likelihood of damage down the road.

    In addition to using this proven step-by-step method for removing stubborn rain spots, keep your windshield in great shape by contacting Glass on the Move. For over three decades, we have been Oakland’s leading glass repair service. To find out more information about our windshield repair and replacement services, call one of our friendly representatives today at (510) 338-4791.  

    To Learn More About Auto Glass Installation And Protection, Check Out These Resources

    Last updated 2 years ago

    If you’re interested in learning more about your windshield, take a look at the following webpages. Once you’re done perusing the links below, call the professionals at Glass on the Move.

    • Your windshield plays a vital role in protecting you in rollover crashes. Discover some facts about rollover accidents with this webpage.
    • The windshield pitting incidents in Washington exemplified delusion. Read about this fascinating story at HistoryLink.org.
    • Vinegar and water can be used to clean a dirty windshield. Find out the specifics by taking a look at this informative site.
    • You may not enjoy cleaning your windshield, but it’s imperative for your safety. Discover some windshield cleaning tips at PopularMechanics.com.
    • Are you aware that each state has specific windshield laws? Cars.com breaks down windshield laws by state.

    With two consecutive Best of Oakland awards and thirty-three years of quality service to our name, we’re confident we can install the perfect windshield for your vehicle. If you’re interested in learning more, simply give us a call at (510) 338-4791.

    What to Do if Your Auto Glass Becomes a Victim of Vandalism

    Last updated 2 years ago

    Having your auto glass damaged as a result of vandalism can be a very stressful event. To ensure that you are prepared for it before it happens, or to know what to do in the unfortunate event that vandalism has already occurred, read this article for advice on dealing with auto glass vandalism.

    Call the Police

    The first thing to do if your car has been vandalized or broken into is to call the police. After police arrive, they can fill out a police report, which is something that will be necessary when you file an insurance claim for damaged auto glass and other components. It’s also an important thing to do if you hope to increase the chances of catching the person or people who harmed your car.

    Identify Missing Items

    If your car’s windshield or any other auto glass was broken, it’s a good idea to check inside the car to see if anything was stolen. This can be included in the police report, which makes it possible for the police to keep an eye out for your belongings if they are ever found. Before the police arrive, check to see if any items have been stolen—just be sure that you don’t disrupt the scene or attempt to correct or clean the vandalism. If your credit cards were stolen, call your credit card company to cancel the cards. And if any keys were stolen, be sure that you get the locks in your house changed. Lastly, make sure that you report any stolen items to the police when they arrive on the scene.

    File an Insurance Claim

    If you have comprehensive auto insurance, you can call your insurance company and file an auto claim to be compensated for a certain amount of damage. You will have to provide a copy of the police report, as well as all of the receipts for repairs.

    If your windshield or other auto glass was damaged because of vandalism or any sort of accident, get it repaired at Glass on the Move—a high-quality, family-operated auto glass repair shop that serves Oakland, Hayward, Berkeley, and surrounding areas. Visit our website for more information, and call us at (510) 338-4791 for more information.

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