Spring Driving Tips

As spring rolls around, we begin to leave our winter hibernation and get out of the house more often. In the spring and summer, there are more drivers on the road than at any other time. While every season has its own unique challenges for the driver, spring typically gives drivers trouble in the form of potholes, rain, and fog. Watch out for the following while driving this spring:

  • Rain: This is the rainy season. This means that roads will often be slick and slippery. As we know, that means slower stop times for automobiles.
  • Potholes: Winter does a number on the health of our roads. Expect to encounter serious disrepair in the spring months as towns and cities work to fix potholes. Keep an eye out for potholes and cars that may be swerving ahead of you (they’re probably avoiding a pothole!).
  • Busier roads: Not only are there more automobiles on the road, but there are also more joggers, walkers, and cyclists on the road that are enjoying the nicer weather. While the snow might be giving you some more space on the road, you are going to have to share it!
  • Fog: The spring is not only rainy, it is also commonly foggy. Vision is limited for you and other drivers in foggy conditions. Use caution!

Other Vehicles Serviced by AllStar Windshield Centers

AllStar Windshield Centers services more than just automobiles. The windshield is an important safety feature for more than just autos. Also, auto glass is important for the security of larger vehicles like mobile homes and buses. We provide windshield repairs and replacements to tractor trailers, buses, and mobile homes.

Mobile homes are often used for long trips. This makes it more likely that they will suffer some auto glass damage over time. Our windshield repair and replacement specialists are trained to repair this type of auto glass so that the mobile home is returned to its original structural integrity.

Tractor trailers use high quality windshields, but they are also on the road more than almost any other vehicle. This makes it almost inevitable that they will suffer windshield damage at some point in their lifespan. We provide auto glass replacements and repairs for tractor trailers, as they wear out significantly over time.

We also provide windshield and auto glass repairs and replacements for buses. Buses take frequent auto glass damage because they are on the road so often and have many sections of glass that can get damaged.

Contact AllStar Windshield Centers today at (800) 900-1505 to find out if we can service your specialty vehicle.

 

Why you Should Repair Minor Windshield Damage

Repairing minor windshield damage is highly recommended by everyone here at AllStar Windshield Centers. It can be dangerous to put off repairing minor windshield damage for several reasons. Minor windshield damage can quickly become a serious problem if it is ignored. The weather, stress from temperature changes, and general wear and tear can increase the severity of the damage to the point where windshield repairs are not possible.

For minor windshield damage, we can do a windshield repair, which is both faster and more affordable than a windshield replacement. If the windshield crack is shorter than the length of a dollar bill, we consider this to fall under the category of minor windshield damage. Also, if it is circular damage, anything smaller than the size of a quarter around is also considered minor windshield damage. Minor windshield damage falling under these scenarios also must not be in the vision of the driver. Any damage directly in front of the driver cannot be repaired; in this scenario a full replacement is necessary.

If a windshield repair is possible, you shouldn’t wait until the damage spreads. Many insurance companies completely cover the cost of windshield repairs, while windshield replacements will often require an additional payment from the individual.

Don’t delay when it comes to windshield damage. Book an appointment today or call us at 800-900-1505.