Getting locked out of your car

Getting locked out of your car is really embarrassing and is something some people have never experienced before.  Usually once a week we receive a call from someone who has broken their own window to get into their vehicle.  Yesterday we received a call from a woman for a vent glass window on her Dodge Dart.  I asked her how it broke and she said she had broken it to get into her car because her baby was locked inside.  A baby locked inside a vehicle is never a good thing.  She claimed she had a wireless key fob that she put inside her purse and it was in the vehicle and she was outside the vehicle cleaning the snow off when she realized she was locked out of her car.  She started to panic and smashed the vent window on her new Dart to get to her baby.  Some newer vehicles are utilizing this technology however the technology ended up costing this car owner some money because if you leave the vehicle running and close the car door they lock automatically since the vehicle is running.  If you are in the same situation we recommend you break a door glass window rather then a quarter glass or vent window it will save yourself some money!  Also don't leave your key in the car with it running and close the doors if you have an automatic locking system like this customer did.  Learn from her mistake!

2014 Subaru Crosstrek XV

When searching for a replacement windshield for your 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek you should make sure you let the customer service or auto glass technician know if your vehicle has heated seats, mirrors or the wiper deicer feature.  This will ensure they quote you the correct price for the replacement but more importantly bring the correct part during installation.  If they install the incorrect windshield it could cause your vehicle to have a check engine light turn on and also could make you lose your windshield wiper deicer feature and nobody would want either to happen!

2014 Hyundai Sonata

The 2014 Hyundai Sonata comes in two versions the Hybrid version and the standard version.  When looking for windshield replacement on the standard version you want to make sure you know which windshield you have since there are two windshield part types available for this vehicle.  One part type has a heated wiper park area and the other does not.  The easiest way to determine which replacement windshield you need is look inside the car there is a button that looks like a windshield and it has an led that lights up when you push it in.  It's called a wiper deicer or you can lift up the windshield wipers and see if you can see a black line within the windshield that's always a quick way.

Reasons Glass, Windows and Windshields are breaking around the United States

I hear some funny stories while talking to customers daily and some  stand out more then others.  Most of the time if I am not extraordinarily busy I will ask how it happened and about 90 percent of the time I get an answer the other 10 percent of the time the person is either so upset they don't want to share the reason why the breakage happened.
  1. Hit a pole and it shattered the back glass
  2. person woke up one morning and there was a crack on the right side of the windshield and within one month the crack had spread across the entire windshield
  3. In the DC Area there is a lot of construction on the 95 and a rock had jumped up out of no where and struck the windshield breaking the glass
  4. A Honda Odyssey had a allen wrench thrown thru the window
  5. A Break in for a book bag (this is a common problem when you leave anything valuable or looks like it could contain something valuable in it)
  6. Another vehicle got hit by a rock on the way to work
  7. Rear view mirror came off and when trying to reattach it it caused the windshield to crack.
Everyday there is always a few new stories and that's what makes the day interesting.  If you encounter a broken window in your vehicle give us a call and we can replace your glass.  We offer mobile service throughout the U.S.  We offer discounts to Military and Teachers.    

Today’s Broken Windshield Highlights

So recently I realized I have a treasure trove of stories on how windows, windshields, quarter glass, vent glass, side glass and back glass break.   I started to take notes on all my calls for the day and am going to share those with my audience.   Today here's the list of reasons of why windows broke......  
  1. Backed into a mailbox
  2. Break in
  3. Chip in it and it cracked as soon as it got cold and below freezing
  4. following a truck and a rock came thru started as a little chip and turned into a huge crack
  5. ran into something
  6. Rock Chip
  7. Heat running inside the car and the window was cold and the person slammed the door and broke it
  8. Crazy EX Girlfriend Driver Front Door Glass
  9. Rock Chipped it first and then it spread
  10. The Club (The steering wheel car security device) tapped the windshield and cracked it.   He said he barely tapped it however it doesn't take much pressure to break a windshield.  I once seen a man karate chop a windshield from the inside of a mustang and break the windshield!!!

Windshield Broken by Deer

Last week 4 of our customers hit deer with their vehicles some instances the deer hit them. I know a lot of people don't believe in population control or killing animals however deer become very dangerous when you put them in on the road in front of cars. Some people will swerve to miss them and end up in the opposite lane of oncoming traffic and get into head on collisions killing innocent people over over populated animals. Deer naturally don't have very many predators and due to the vast amounts of corn and other food resources the United States offers deer are all over the place. November is the hunting season and also is a season for breeding for deer called "Rut" Basically deer start fighting and running around wild protecting their territory. They have deer "rubs" which are basically trees where they scratch the velvet off their antlers and rub them to demonstrate their size and also their territory. When Deer meets car or Deer meets windshield usually something on the car gets broken and it's usually a side window, side mirror or even a windshield. I've had a personal friend have all of his windows broken out of a late model Chevrolet Cavalier because the Buck (Adult Male Deer) ran smack dab into the drivers side window striking his vehicle at a high speed and the pressure ended up breaking every other window out in the car besides the windshield. The Buck's hoof hit my friend in the ear causing him to get glass in his ear as well. Not so pleasant but I know there are many other stories. I started this post to demonstrate the dangers of Deer and car windows for those people who don't realize the dangers involved with the white tail deer and automobiles. I'm going to start with a Toyota Prius that we fixed yesterday that was hit last week. This was deer #4 that we had for the week so we finally realized we needed to showcase this story. Luckily no person was hurt however the deer unfortunately did not make it.