Softball versus Infiniti G37 Windshield

We recently received a call regarding a broken windshield on an Infiniti G37 in Sanford, Florida.  This particular vehicle was parked next to a Softball field and someone hit the ball really far and it landed on the windshield of the G37 and left it's mark.  Apparently the Softball wasn't soft enough and as you can see below it did a considerable amount of damage.  This vehicle comes with 2 options one option is with a rain sensor/light sensor and electrochromic mirror and one is without a rain sensor.  If you are not sure which replacement part your Infiniti has then you should get your VIN # and call us and we can contact the parts department at the dealership and give them the VIN number and they will be able to tell you which replacement part you need. [caption id="attachment_2293" align="alignleft" width="225"]Infiniti G37 Windshield Broken By Softball Infiniti G37 Windshield Broken By Softball[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2292" align="alignleft" width="225"]2010-Infinit-G37-Windshield-Broken-By-Softball 2010-Infinit-G37-Windshield-Broken-By-Softball[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2294" align="alignleft" width="225"]2010 Infiniti Windshield Broken By Softball in Sanford Florida 2010 Infiniti Windshield Broken By Softball in Sanford Florida[/caption]

2013 Tesla Model S 4 door hatchback

The 2013 Tesla Model S 4 door Hatchback has 2 windshield types.  The first replacement windshield has a heated wiper park area.  The second just has a rain sensor but no heated wiper park area.  Both replacement windshields have a rain sensor.  The Heated windshield is actually a little less expensive however if you are not sure which replacement part you need you will have to get the VIN number and contact the Tesla Dealership.  They will be able to tell you what replacement part is needed to complete the replacement.

Don’t pour hot water on a cold windshield

With the recent cold front across the United States a lot of people are finding out the hard way that you should not put hot water on a cold windshield.  Sudden changes in temperatures can cause a windshield to crack quickly.  We have been hearing multiple stories from people across the United States where people are pouring hot water onto their windshield and then ending up with a cracked windshield.  If you think you can unfreeze your windshield faster by pouring hot water on the windshield then think again you will likely end up with a crack in your windshield.  Some glass is breaking just from people turing on their heat or defrost feature.  When the temperature changes from cold to hot to fast and glass is involved you may find out the hard way that you could end up with a crack.  If you do have a cracked windshield then give us a call and we can help you fix it.

2011 Ford Focus windshield versus movable basketball pole

We received a call last night that happened to be an interesting story and a first for us.  Apparently there was a huge gust of wind and the wind blew over a moving basketball pole and it fell onto the windshield of the Ford Focus.  Below are a few pics that show the damage to the windshield. [caption id="attachment_2281" align="alignleft" width="169"]Ford-Focus-VS-Basketball-Pole Ford-Focus-VS-Basketball-Pole[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2282" align="alignleft" width="225"]2011-Ford-Focus-With-Broken-Windshield 2011-Ford-Focus-With-Broken-Windshield[/caption]

Nissan Maxima Drivers side rear window replacement

This particular vehicle was broken into we call these "Smash and Grabs" or "Break-Ins" Any good auto glass replacement technician will clean the interior of the vehicle upon completion of the door glass replacement. [caption id="attachment_2278" align="alignleft" width="225"]1996 Nissan Maxima Door Glass Replacement in North Las Vegas, Nevada 1996 Nissan Maxima Door Glass Replacement in North Las Vegas, Nevada[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2277" align="alignleft" width="225"]We will clean all the glass out of your seat We will clean all the glass out of your seat[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2276" align="alignleft" width="225"]New PGW Door Glass Window Installed New PGW Door Glass Window Installed[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_2275" align="alignleft" width="225"]Vehicle is clean Vehicle is clean[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_2274" align="alignleft" width="225"]PGW Replacement Window in this 1996 Nissan Maxima PGW Replacement Window in this 1996 Nissan Maxima[/caption]

2005 Ford Escape Back Glass Popped

Today we received a phone call from a customer in Fort Worth, Texas that had a back glass spontaneously break on a 2005 Ford Escape.  The vehicle owner claims her neighbor came over to her house and told her "hey did you know you have a broken window".  There were no other windows broken in the neighborhood and nothing was stolen.  The vehicle owners son did some researching online and found in fact there is a known issue with the back glass popping and breaking on it's own.  No recall has been issued at this time.  The cost for the replacement is a little less the $350.00 so most people will opt to pay for the broken glass out of pocket rather then file an insurance claim. There is a substantial amount of documentation online regarding Spontenous breakage. Apparently the glass really breaks....spontaneously“ – that means with any outside influence. The cause of the spontaneous breakage lies in the glass itself.  It can be traced back to Nickel Sulphide inclusions which are so small they cannot be detected automatically.  From our understanding what happens is the inclusion of the Nickel Sulfide expands during temperature changes and it subsequently pushes against the surrounding glass with an increasing force and any stress that is put on the glass can in fact break the glass.   Other Related Articles : Car Complaints   Glass Solutions   [caption id="attachment_2271" align="alignleft" width="300"]Ford Escape with broken back glass Ford-Escape-Back-Glass-Broken[/caption]