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.     Details


This week was rather interesting we had some interesting calls.  We received two calls in which deer were involved in the broken windshields however it is the "Rut" season and deer are running around wild.  The vast majority of our calls seem to be rocks hitting windshields however from time to time we do get a few interesting stories.  This week we had a boyfriend break a window on his girlfriend's aunt's minivan.  We also had a few break ins one in particular that stood out the person informed me his wedding ring was stolen out of his bag in his car.  Most of our break in calls end up happening because someone left a bag or something of value in sight.  Our recommendation is to remove all items from your vehicle and place them in your trunk or under the seat.  By leaving valuable items or items that look like they might contain items of value in your car on your seat you are tempting these thieves to break your glass and steal your stuff.  Apple items are a very hot item now and we get a few calls a week where iPads are being stolen so if you have an iPad, macbook air, iPhone, iPhone, iPod, macbook pro or any Apple anything make sure you lock it up in the trunk, glove compartment, hide it underneath your seat or better yet bring it with you.  Taking the proper precautions will keep you having to call us and spend money on broken windows. Details

2012 Hyundai Equus

The 2012 Hyundai Equus is a 4 door Sedan and is a higher end Hyundai vehicle and with that being said when it comes to a windshield replacement for a Hyundai Equus it can be a little more complicated then an average vehicle the main reason is the different options this vehicle has.  Let's first start with the windshield. The windshield has 4 different options and they are as follows:   1) RAIN SENSOR~SOLAR~HEATED WIPER PARK AREA 2) RAIN SENSOR~SOLAR~ACOUSTIC INTERLAYER~HEATED WIPER PARK AREA 3) RAIN SENSOR~SOLAR~ACOUSTIC INTERLAYER~HEATED WIPER PARK AREA~W/LANE DEPARTURE WARNING~CONDENSATION SENSOR 4) RAIN SENSOR~SOLAR~HEATED WIPER PARK AREA~W/LANE DEPARTURE WARNING All windshields will come with a combination of Green Tint/Blue Shade band at the top for extra UV Protection. The costs can vary depending on OE, OEM or Aftermarket Brand Glass.  Costs can differ from company to company for other reasons like how far you are located to their location i.e.. Drive Time so distance plays a factor in to price.  Even if you are in the same city sometimes their location, the warehouse location and drive time all factor into their price quote because let's be honest time is money.  Also, it may depend on their schedule if they aren't busy they may give you a more aggressive price quote then they normally would that's the nature of the business too.  Other factors to consider are warranty a good company will offer a good warranty against air leaks, water leaks basically poor workmanship.  You must also be cautious because some companies cut corners and don't use proper methods or procedures while taking apart your vehicle and putting it back together for example stripping out screws, scratching your vehicle on the inside, scratching the paint or not using primer which while help ensure a safe installation and prevent your vehicle from rusting if they happen to scratch it during the windshield extraction process.  Companies that offer a national warranty have slightly higher prices but when using a larger company with a nationwide warranty you essentially have more coverage and more flexibility if you move from your current location a small glass company doesn't have the capability to do that.   Call For A Windshield Replacement Quote on your Equus today!  (855) 328-8001 Details

Hours of Operation

The purpose of this blog post is to offer some clarification on how the auto glass business works in the United States.  Often times we receive calls 24 hours a day for "Emergency Glass Repair Service"  We offer a platform for our prospective customers to input their vehicle information and receive a quote and connect with local mobile glass installers.  We understand that having a broken window can be a stressful situation and getting the window fixed as fast as possible is very important to you.  However, there are thousands of different vehicles on the road and each vehicle has in most cases 6 pieces of glass with each piece of glass being completely unique from the other pieces of glass and with that being said it takes a very large facility to warehouse the glass for every vehicle on the road.  Not to mention that some vehicles have glass that is limited availability and needs to be ordered from the dealership which makes the process take even longer.  In most cities there are more then one wholesale glass suppliers that warehouse the glass.  Independent glass shops rely on these warehouses to supply them with the auto glass replacement parts needed to complete the installations. At Emergency Glass Repair we offer a service to help expedite and facilitate the process for a speedy glass replacement.  We realize just having the piece of mind of knowing when your vehicles glass will be replaced will help ease the stress of the situation. In the United States most wholesale glass warehouses are open Monday Thru Friday from 7:00AM-5:00PM and typically open from 7:00AM-1:00PM on Saturdays.  Wholesale Suppliers hours vary from city to city and company to company.  This is the reason why it is sometimes impossible for a window to be fixed after-hours.  Most consumers have unrealistic expectations when it comes to Emergency Glass Repair services because they don't understand how the auto glass business works.  If you broke any other part on your vehicle it would be very difficult to find that part in the middle of the night because the places that sell the parts for example  Auto Zone or The Car Dealership are only open during normal business hours. Emergency Glass Repair offers a 24 hour hotline to call and get a quote or schedule service.  If you are victim of a break-in and are searching for a company to replace the window during non business hours like in the evening or weekend then you will spend a great deal of time to only find out that the part can not be located to do the replacement.  The only alternative solution is to find a salvage yard (JunkYard) that has the part.  If you need to schedule replacement service then contact us and we will happily assist you. Details

Factors that affect price when get auto glass replacement price quotes

When searching online or when calling around getting price quotes be aware there are many different factors that can change the cost of the replacement part.  Some factors are part specific however most are vehicle specific.  There are many different year, make, model vehicles and also many different model types for any given year, make, model.  These differences can differentiate which glass needs to be used when getting a replacement. Here's a list of example questions that often get asked during the quoting process.
Is the glass movable
is your vehicle 2door, 4door, station wagon, sedan, hatchback, convertible, van, suv, truck
are you seats heated
Does your vehicle have a rams head at the top of the windshield
Does your vehicle have t-tops
Does your windshield currently have a logo on it?
Does your glass have privacy tint
Do you have remote start
Is your vehicle hybrid or standard
Is your vehicle V6 or V8
Do you have laminated glass
Do you have tempered glass
What model vehicle do you have for example Chevy Tahoe LT, LS, Z71 ,Is your car a limited, special edition, eddie bauer, classic
Do you have bluetooth?
Do you have onstar?
Does your mirror dim when someone is behind you with their lights on or does it lighten up at night?
Does your windshield have a green band that runs across the top of the windshield?
Does your windshield have a blue band that runs across the top of the windshield?
Does your car have a grey tint that runs across the top of the windshield?
Does your car have a black tint that runs across the top of the windshield? This is black paint called a frit it's usually ceramic sometimes it has a grey color. Some cars only have it around the mirror pad area and the dot matrix area around the mirror and rain sensor mounting
Does your car have a black band/tint that runs across the top of the windshield?
Does your car have a bronze tint that runs across the top of the windshield?
Does your car have a rain sensor? (Do your wipers come on automatically when it rains? Do they speed up when the freqency of rain increases?
Does your vehicle have a condensation sensor?
Does your windshield have a heated wiper park area? Does your wiper park area on your windshield defrost in ice or snow more quickly than the rest of your windshield?Are there lines running across the bottom of the W/S that heat and defrost the wiper park area?
Is your windshield heated?
Does your windshield have heads up display?
Does your car come equipped with a lane departure warning system?
Does your car have an acoustical interlayer?
Does your vehicle have keyless entry? (This feature could be integrated into the glass and would be necessary to know if it has this feature to ensure correct replacement part is quoted)
Does your vehicle have Global Positioning System? Is your vehicle equipped with GPS (Global Positioning System) ?
Does your vehicle have a television?
Does your vehicle have a cellualr phone system integrated into it?
Does your vehicle have forward collision alert?
Does Your Windshield have a logo on it? Would you like to look into an alternative without the logo that is less expensive and more readily available?
Does your vehicle have a light sensor?

2005 Porsche Cayenne Turbo Back Glass Window Replacement

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defrost, antenna replacement back window[/caption] Yesterday I received a call from a gentleman in Woodbridge, CT 06525 that has a 2005 Porsche Cayenne Turbo and he was asking for a price quote for a back glass replacement.  He said he was driving his vehicle and parked it in his indoor garage and about 40 minutes later her heard this big boom and he went out to the garage and noticed his window was broken.  He still isn't sure what caused the break.  This is what he said "When I left parking garage I drove for 20 minutes. Parked Inside garage. Temp was about 55 degrees. 40 minutes later, bang!" We are stumped on this one as well.   We quoted him $1250.00 for an aftermarket replacement back glass window for his Cayenne. [caption id="attachment_2110" align="alignleft" width="150"]2005 porsche Cayanne turbo rear window back glass window hatch tinted defrost, antenna 2005 Porsche Cayenne turbo
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