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HOT Windshield + COLD Water = BROKEN Windshield

Glass Math 101:

SUMMER TIME:    HOT Windshield + COLD Water = BROKEN Windshield

The summer heat is finally here and on these hot days it is important to watch how you wash your car and water your yard. Cold water on a hot windshield can cause the glass to expand and contract, sometimes resulting in breakage. The risk of this happening increases dramatically if you have a rock chip on your windshield. But don’t worry, we can help! Come by any of our locations to have your rock chip filled before it spreads into a crack. Repairs take about 15 minutes to do and most insurance companies will waive your deductible and take care of it at no cost to you. We also guarantee your repair not to spread for the lifetime you own your vehicle.

So come by and let us repair your rock chip and save you from having to replace your windshield.

Here are some hot weather care tips to help prevent a cracked windshield:

1.         Get rock chips repaired right away! Heat, road vibrations, even temperature and pressure changes can cause the smallest rock chip to spread.

2.         Park your car in the shade. The baking sun is the biggest culprit for windshields cracking out during the summer. Keep your car parked in the shade until the windshield is repaired. It is also a good idea to keep several windows rolled down about half an inch to reduce the internal temperature of your car.

3.         Avoid sudden temperature changes. Avoid cold water in the heat of the day. Don’t blast your ice cold A/C directly on the hot windshield. The sudden temperature changes can cause small chips and microscopic cracks or flaws to start cracking.

4.         Don’t slam your doors. Damage, such as a rock chip, causes a weak spot in your windshield. Slamming the car door causes a sudden pressure change that might cause the rock chip to spread.

Bill’s Glass and Windshields

319 E McAndrews Rd

Medford, OR97501

Phone: 541-773-5881




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