Break-Ins and Smash and Grab thefts

We receive hundreds of phone calls monthly due to peoples vehicles getting broken into. We call these incidents "Smash and Grabs" or "Break-Ins". This happens mainly because thieves see something in the vehicle that looks like it is valuable and they break in. Common things left in cars that cause people to break-in are: Book Bags, BackPacks, Purses, iPads, iPods, Expensive CD Players, GPS Devices, Radar Detectors, Amplifiers, Clothing, Shoes, Golf Clubs, Sunglasses to name a few. If you have something of value the best thing to do is bring it in the house or lock it in your trunk. We have heard stories from installers where people actually will break into the car just to get into the glove compartment because they believe there is a GPS kept in there because they see the ring on the windshield but don't see the GPS. The only way to prevent this is to wipe the ring off your windshield and hide the GPS in your glove box and lock it. It may sound crazy but some people see opportunity and are willing to break a window and grab whatever they can. Below are some pics of some broken windows. [caption id="attachment_2217" align="alignleft" width="300"]Vehicle Break In Vehicle Break In[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_2218" align="alignleft" width="300"]Glass Broken from Break-In Glass Broken from Break-In[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_2219" align="alignleft" width="300"]Smash and Grab Smash and Grab[/caption]                                                   [caption id="attachment_2220" align="alignleft" width="225"]Break-In smash and grab Break-In smash and grab[/caption]

Sudden Changes in Temperature can crack your windshield

I received a call today in regards to a 2013 Ford Mustang. This vehicle was being kept inside and was brought outside and as soon as it when from the heated garage to 20 degree temperature we believe the sudden change caused the windshield to crack. The same situation can happen if you turn your AC on when the windshield is really hot from direct sunlight. [caption id="attachment_2194" align="alignleft" width="300"]2013 Ford Mustang Coupe Windshield Replacement Service 2013 Ford Mustang Coupe Windshield Service[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2195" align="alignleft" width="300"]2013 Ford Mustang with Windshield Crack 2013 Ford Mustang with Windshield Crack[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2196" align="alignleft" width="300"]2013 Ford Mustang Coupe with a broken windshield 2013 Ford Mustang Coupe with a broken windshield[/caption]