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Preserving Your New Auto Glass

It’s never a good idea to take your new replacement auto glass into a drive through car wash right away. However, rain will not harm your new windshield, window or sunroof. In fact, urethane sealant can actually cure faster due to the moisture.
Auto glass adhesive seals take time to form an air-tight bond. The HALCO Auto Glass team will give you a recommended drive-away time.
Driving before the recommended time can cause leaks around your new window, windshield or sunroof. Following any auto glass repair, it’s best to wait a few days before re-applying your window decals or stickers.

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Avoiding Damage to Auto Mirrors

Accidents, vandalism and daily use can damage your vehicle’s side mirrors. Many of today’s premium automobiles like BMW, Lexus and Mini have high-tech mirrors which can be finiky to fix and replace. If you need a new side mirror or if you have any cracked or broken glass issues, call the Factory Authorized glass repair specialists at Halco Glass – and get the job done right – the first time.


Tips to avoid mirror damage:

  • Be carefully while parking and pay attention to vehicles around you
  • Park in safe, well lit areas
  • Clean your mirrors gently

Call us today. We’ll come direct to your home or office with our expert mobile glass repair service, and get you moving safely–fast!



Tips For Maintaining Your Windshield

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Fall and winter weather is right around the corner. Here are a few of the ways you can protect your auto glass. However, each of these tips can go a long way in preventing damage to your windshield during winter.


  • Inspect your windshield for chips or cracks
    Chips and cracks should be professionally repaired immediately.
  • 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.
  • Install newer, stronger wiper blades
    This simple step may go a long way in helping you avoid low visibility during downpours.
  • Use an antifrost or defogging product
    If you are not familiar with how to apply these products, ask our auto glass professionals for help. Call us at 604-239-8648 today.


When to Use Halco’s Mobile Glass Repair Service

Halco Mobile Auto Glass Repair


Driving with a shattered windshield, a smashed rear window or broken side view mirrors is not safe.

Driving with any of these types of damage greatly increase the risk of a collision. You may even get a traffic citation for driving in such unsafe conditions.

It is much smarter to pull over and call our HALCO Mobile Glass Repair Service at 604-239-8648 — and we’ll come to you!

The price you would pay for auto glass repair or auto glass replacement at the shop is what you will pay if we come to you. We’ll give you an estimate on the fly. You won’t be surprised with hidden costs when it comes to Halco’s mobile auto glass repair.



Repair or Replace Cracked Glass?

Halco Glass repair and replacement.Cracked glass can be dangerous. Little cracks become big cracks in no time flat. That’s why it’s important to address window damage as quickly as possible. Most small cracks and chips can be repaired quickly and cheaply if they’re caught in time. The mobile glass experts at HALCO GLASS will tell you on the spot what course of action is in your best interest.

HALCO GLASS is Vancouver’s premier Mobile Auto Glass Specialists. Fast, friendly, on-site windshield repair and replacement service for all vehicles.



Glass Repair: A Job for Professionals

Window damage repair might seem simple. However, it is not quite the same as changing your own oil.

In fact, Halco Glass has certified window repair experts that have seen some drivers make a small problem into a major problem.

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. Remember, if you try to do the work on your own, you might invalidate your warranty or insurance policy.

The window damage repair experts at Halco Glass have answers to all your questions. Call us today at 604-239-8648.

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Spring Thaw: Avoiding Accidents


Your windshield wipers worked hard to remove the snow during winter, but you will still need them to remove soft snow and rain during spring. If the blades are frayed or the washer fluid depleted, they will have to be replaced.

All-season tires work well on both dry and wet roads, but not on snow. Take the usual precautions on wet roads.


For example, keep a following distance of at least five seconds and break and turn slowly.

Remember, BC winters can be long in some areas and roads can still freeze in shady areas, so take care when driving under bridges and through mountain passes.

Water pools in the outside lanes, so stay in the middle lanes where possible. It is also easier to drive in the tracks of the vehicle in front of you than to drive through large puddles.

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Avoid The Potholes

We all know that winter driving can be tricky, but spring driving involves many unique hazards. Whether you drive long or short distances or only short distances, pay attention to potholes.

Our roads gradually deteriorate because of snow ploughs, salt and sand, so look out for potholes in areas where snow is thawing — especially as the weather begins to warm up. Slow down before you hit them, because it may cause your windshield to break its seal and your wheel alignment may be thrown out. The best strategy is to try to look out for, and avoid potholes altogether.

Light snow may still be falling in some areas, or snow on the ground is melting. This can cause slushy driving conditions that can be almost as slippery as snow itself. Remove your snow tires only once your area is mostly free of snow.



Basic Windshield Care

Lexus windshield

The smallest air pocket or crack can expand when the season changes, due to extreme temperature fluctuations. Slamming the doors on your vehicle creates vibrations that impact your entire vehicle, and, in time, can lead to windshield damage.
Your windshield needs professional, regular cleaning

Traditionally, people prefer cleaning their cars and windshields at home, with a good-old soapy mixture and a sponge. However, experts claim that this action, repeated, may damage the protective layer the manufacturer is usually applying on all windshields. A better alternative is visiting a car wash, where the cleaning process is done by using high-pressure foam pumps and high-pressure water pumps. This will maintain your windshield squeaky clean for longer.
Small cracks and chips can ruin your windshield

Leading experts in the auto glass industry claim that cracks and chips must be managed and fixed within 30 minutes of their occurrence, in order to prevent further damage. Due to vibrations created when driving, even the smallest dents and cracks can expand to dangerous dimensions.
TIP: If you can’t reach an auto glass repair shop immediately after a crack emerges, apply a piece of transparent tape over it–only as a temorary fix.