"Here's some of my friendly tips for auto insurance policy holders"
JEFF ZUKERMAN, Ryan's Auto Glass


Windshield Wiper Tips:

  • Clean the wiper's rubber element every time you fill your gas tank. Remove loose dirt and road grime from the windshield. This will help prevent scratches.
  • When hand washing your car, use a small amount of non-abrasive glass cleaner on a wet sponge to clean both the windshield and the rubber wiping elements.
  • Always use an ice scraper to remove snow and ice. Using your wipers to remove or scrape the ice from your windshield can damage the blade as well as the entire arm and wiper motor.
  • Never let a chip or crack go unfixed. What looks like a small nick can lead to the entire windshield breaking, which can not only be more expensive to fix, but extremely dangerous if you’re driving when it shatters. Damaged glass can also cut the rubber wiping element of your wiper blades, causing streaking and poor visibility. Fixing chips and cracks immediately is fast and easy and usually covered by your car insurance.


Winter Windshield Tips:

  • Avoid sudden temperature changes. Do not use boiling water to defrost your windshield. Turn on the defroster and let the windshield warm up slowly.
  • Use an ice scraper to remove ice. You can scratch or chip your windshield using table knives or metal spatulas to remove ice.
  • Keep the Glass Clean. Running the wipers or using an ice scraper over stuck-on dirt is a common cause of windshield scratches. It is also easier to see small rock chips on a clean windshield than a dirty one.
  • Check that the washer fluid reservoir is full. I recommend using a winter washer fluid that has anti-fog and ice mix in the solution.
  • Get rock chips repaired. That rock chip you got last July could very well crack out your windshield in December! Sudden temperature changes may cause small chips to start cracking. Once your windshield cracks out, it is too late. You will be looking for someone to replace your windshield.

Safe Adhesive Tips:

This is the time of year that the winter weather plays a big part of your safety when it comes to windshield replacements. Many auto glass companies continue to use cheap adhesives that are unsafe to use in cold temperatures. A reputable auto glass installer uses heated adhesives which allows for SAFE DRIVE AWAY TIME.

1) Heated Adhesives Are The Best
2) Fast Cure Times Are The Safest
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