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Halloween Driving Safety Tips

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5 ways to protect kids on Halloween

Help protect trick-or-treaters by following these driving safety tips on Halloween. Be especially careful between 4 and 8 p.m., when most severe vehicle/young pedestrian accidents happen.

 

  1. Have a clear view. Make sure your windshield is wiped clean, both inside and out.
  2. Drive slowly, and don’t pass stopped vehicles. The driver might be dropping off children.
  3. Park your mobile phone. Avoid distractions by waiting until you’ve stopped to call, text, or surf.
  4. Watch for children darting into the street. Kids can cross the street anywhere, especially around Halloween.
  5. Communicate with other drivers. Always use your turn signals and your hazard lights when dropping off or picking up kids.

 

Weatherproofing Your Windshield

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4 ways to weather the storms

Fall and winter weather is right around the corner. Here are four ways you can protect your auto glass. Each of the tips below can go a long way in preventing damage to your windshield during extreme weather conditions.

 

  1. Inspect your windshield for chips or cracks
    Chips and cracks should be professionally repaired immediately.
  2. Have your windshield professionally treated with a rain repellent
    This will help your visibility stay high, no matter how heavy the rain or snow might get.
  3. Install newer, stronger wiper blades
    This simple step may go a long way in helping you avoid low visibility during downpours.
  4. Use an antifrost or defogging product
    If you are not familiar with how to apply these products, just ask our auto glass professionals.

Call us at 604-239-8648 today.

 


 

How Long Can You Drive On A Broken Windshield?

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Driving With A Cracked Windshield

The best choice is to fix it right away. Even a small rock chip in your auto glass can start to grow as you keep on driving. Worse, if debris, heavy rain or anything else hits a crack in your windshield, it could break wide open.

 

How severe is the crack in your windshield?

A minor chip is not a major risk. You could probably drive for hundreds of miles without a problem. However, a large crack like a spider web must be fixed right away.

 

Where is the crack in your windshield?

Cracks and chips on the driver’s side should be fixed right away. A hard bump, or other factors can make a small crack much worse very quickly – and could potentially obscure a driver’s view.

 

Repairing a cracked windshield: Sooner is better.

The longer you put it off, the more it will cost you in the long run. Getting a small crack fixed will cost far less than a full windshield replacement down the road.

 

Call HALCO, Vancouver’s Glass Repair specialists at 604-239-8648. And if need be, we’ll come and visit YOU with our fully equipped mobile van – and get your glass fixed fast, and fixed right!

 


 

Common DIY Window Repair Mistakes

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DIY at-home kits

Some drivers try to use at-home kits to fix a rock chip. If you are not familiar with the materials and the process, you can actually cause more damage, instead of fixing the original chip.

 

Web video guides

Web video guides make windshield repair seem simple enough. Just like any online video or tutorial, you have to consider the source. A professional who is trained to do repairs makes it look easy on camera, because they have a steady hand and have done hundreds of repairs.

 

Ignoring the problem

Some drivers choose to just keep driving, waiting until it is so bad that it must be replaced. This is not only a more expensive decision, but an unsafe one. Drivers and passengers could be cut by broken glass if your windshield finally caves in after several months of driving.

 

Best choice

The best choice is to visit a professional auto glass service right away. Once you see a windshield crack, a chipped window or other auto glass damage, let the pros get to work.

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Proper Glass Repair Is Critical

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Be Careful When Considering Price

 

When faced with replacing a windshield, many car owners default to the lowest-price option. But if you take this route and are in a serious accident, your decision could cost you your life.

 

An incorrectly installed windshield could pop out in an accident, allowing the roof to cave in and crush the car’s occupants. Furthermore, when the front airbags deploy, they exert a tremendous force and could blow out an improperly installed windshield.

 

The windshield is the No. 1 safety restraint in your vehicle, so be sure to choose the right installer.

And if you can’t make it down to our place, we’ll make it down to yours.

 

Call us at 604-239-8648 for details.

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Help Us Help Sick Kids

BC Children's Hospital
 
Every Bit Helps
 
Throughout 2017, B & D Auto Body and Glass and HALCO Glass will be giving away a thermos bottle to all customers for a charitable donation. The donation can be of any amount of your choosing, and in exchange you will be receiving either a matte black or glossy white thermos bottle.
 
All charitable donations will go towards the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation to help support BC Children’s Hospital, Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children and the Child & Family Research Institute.
 
Your generosity allows us to improve the lives of of thousands of children and their families each year.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Windshields Can Crack Due to Cold Temperatures

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A Heads Up To Motorists

 

The recent drop in temperatures around Vancouver could cause your car windshield to crack. Glass expands and contracts due to temperature so it is important to avoid sudden temperature changes.

 

Never use boiling water to defrost your windshield. Instead, turn on the defroster and let the windshield warm up slowly. However, be careful not to set the defroster too high. Let the windshield warm up gradually so the glass isn’t shocked by cold temperatures outside and warm temperatures inside, which can also lead to cracking or developing larger cracks from ones that already exist.

 

These are all reasons why windshield repair is very important before, or during freezing weather.

 

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Factory Authorized Glass Repair Specialists

Glass Specialists Give Better Value!

 

Auto glass specialists almost always charge significantly less than other alternatives. This means that a driver can save money up front, simply by knowing how to find the nearest auto glass specialist in their area.

 

Halco Mobile Auto Glass Repair

Drivers with smartphones can often find the nearest auto glass specialist, and can often find a qualified mobile auto glass technician in a pinch.

Auto glass specialists are usually the best option for a number of reasons. The ability to stock on a specific type of car component can lower costs considerably.

 

A mobile glass repair service can lower overhead even further when operating out of a well-managed fleet of fully-equipped trucks or vans. Our Halco Glass Mobile Service™ offers fully stocked vehicles that contain the tools required to perform auto glass repair on the fly –saving you both time and money.

 

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