Nov 08 2018

Windshield Care in the Winter

Winter Windshield Care Advice from Kirmac

With winter quickly approaching, Kirmac Collision and Autoglass wants you to be prepared for all the cold, ice, and snow that comes along with it. These conditions can make any morning commute extra time consuming if you have a vehicle windshield to defrost. However, the cold, snow, and ice can cause other, more serious problems for your vehicle’s windows if not taken proper care of. Continue reading below for tips and advice on winter autoglass care for your vehicle.

Be Cautious When Removing Ice

Removing ice from your windshield can sometimes be a difficult task, but it’s also one that should be done with caution so as not to damage the glass. First things first, make sure you’re using a proper, undamaged ice scraper to remove the ice, as broken or damaged scrapers may end up scratching your glass. Always scrape side to side, and NEVER use hot water to remove ice from glass, as the rapid temperature shift can actually cause the windshield to crack. Most importantly, never try to operate your vehicle until snow and ice have been completely removed from both the front and rear windshields.

Be Vigilant for Chips & Cracks

A small chip or crack may not seem like a huge deal at the time, but if not taken care of quickly, it can soon become a much bigger problem. Cold temperatures can cause small chips or cracks to grow, and if moisture gets into the crevices and freezes, will expand. It’s always best to visit an autoglass service expert as soon as you notice a crack or chip in your windshield so that it can be sealed and repaired or replaced before further damage occurs.

Be Aware of Temperature if Replacing Autoglass

The bonding agent the helps seal your new windshield in place should only be used within a certain temperature range, so it’s important to know when your windshield replacement can be done outside or if it needs to be completed indoors. This is why it’s important to pick an autoglass repair center you can trust, such as Kirmac. Your Kirmac repair technician will be knowledgeable in this area and can guide you in the right direction.

Schedule an Appointment with Your Autoglass Care Expert Today

If your vehicle’s windshield is in need of repair or replacement, don’t wait until the weather turns cold! Contact one of our many locations today to have one of our expert autoglass repair technicians help you. We also offer auto body repair services to ensure your car is always in it’s best condition. Schedule your appointment today and be winter ready this season!